2021 Schedule

Springtime Fancy

Friday, March 05 | 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Springtime Fancy is our annual fundraising gala, in which we come together as a community to raise money for a worthy cause. This year’s theme is Celebrating You: 60 Years of AMS. 

In purchasing a ticket (or tickets), you are helping raise funds to support new program development for assisting Montessori educators who are nurturing children and their families through the global pandemic.

What to Expect

Silent Auction

Raise your virtual paddle: It's time to place your bid at the AMS silent auction! Items include artwork, jewelry, professional development opportunities, and locally curated baskets from Texas, Oregon, Wisconsin, and other regions of the United States. The auction is open through 7:00 PM (ET) on Friday, March 5. All are invited to participate. Bid today.



Pre-Event Cocktail Party 7:30 – 8:00 PM (ET)

All are welcome to this special pre-event party (bring your favorite beverage!) for casual conversation. While at our virtual tables, we will open our party boxes before formally starting the evening’s program

Gala & Auction 8:00 – 9:15 PM (ET)

The live gala portion of the evening will open with a special video performance by renowned jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. Then, to celebrate 60 years of AMS, we will be debuting a never-before-seen video about the journey of AMS over these past 6 decades. We will also present the Douglas M. Gravel Benefactor Award.

Our special virtual platform will bring the magic of an in-person gala to your screen. You won’t want to miss our auctioneer presenting live auction items.

After Party 9:15 – 10:00 PM (ET)

For some of us, the end of the auction is just the beginning of the party! We hope you’ll keep the fun going by joining us to relax in a more intimate setting, replete with live, mood-setting music and the warm company of friends old and new.

Ticket Pricing

An individual ticket to the Springtime Fancy costs $150. All ticket-holders will be recognized in the digital Spring Fancy program book. Be sure to register by February 15 to guarantee you receive a party box (only available in the U.S.).

Interested in attending as a school, teacher education program, or group? See below for virtual table pricing options:

VIP Virtual Table (8 tickets) $1,500

  • Full-page recognition in the digital Springtime Fancy program booklet
  • Organizational logo displayed at the Springtime Fancy
  • Party gift box for each individual (only available in the U.S.)
  • VIP collector’s gift sent to the host (only available in the U.S.)
  • Promotional item (one) placed in each event gift box

Group Virtual Table (8 tickets) $1,000

  • Half-page recognition in digital Springtime Fancy program booklet
  • Organizational logo displayed at the Springtime Fancy 
  • Party gift box for each individual (only available in the U.S.)

Purchase your ticket to the Springtime Fancy as an add-on when you register for The Montessori Event.

If you’re already registered for The Montessori Event, or are unable to attend The Montessori Event but still want to join us at the Springtime Fancy, purchase your ticket here.

Please note: You may purchase individual tickets on behalf of another person by clicking “select another registrant” on the first page. However, if you are purchasing a table, please ignore this button and move through the steps to confirm your registration. Someone from our team will be in touch to confirm the names of your additional table guests at a later time. Please also note that promotional codes and PD vouchers are not applicable for this event. Any further questions can be directed to mshivji@amshq.org.