2021 Schedule

Springtime Fancy

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

The silent auction is your opportunity to support AMS before the event even begins. Watch for more details about the auction items and how your bid can make a difference in the lives of Montessori educators. Silent auction winners will be announced at the end of The Montessori Event. All are invited to participate in the Silent Auction.

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 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 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.

Unable to attend The Montessori Event but still want to join us at the Springtime Fancy? Purchase your ticket here.