Annual Gala

Annual Gala


Held in the spring each year, the Milwaukee Montessori School Annual Gala helps support the future of our students. We invite families, friends, and members of the community to support our mission as well as celebrate our teachers, volunteers, students, and school. At Milwaukee Montessori School’s largest social event and fundraiser of the year, we offer outstanding auction items, exquisite dining, and entertainment. There are many ways to support the MMS Annual Gala, including individual or corporate sponsorships, advertising in the Gala catalog, donating merchandise to the silent auction, or volunteering to serve on one of the many committees.

2018 Annual Gala Benefit

Lights, Camera, AUCTION! Join us on Saturday, March 3rd at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee for MMS’ Ninth Annual Gala Benefit! This event serves as our largest fundraiser of the year. Not only does the Gala help to celebrate and support MMS as a whole, but it’s also an excuse for a fun night out on the town!

The Gala invitation extends to all MMS parents and friends, so it’s certainly a great opportunity to mix, meet, and mingle! Each auction item at the Gala supports the unique, individualized educational experience that our school offers, as well as need-based tuition assistance for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to receive an MMS education.

The evening begins with cocktails, appetizers, and a silent auction. During the two-hour auction, you will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of items from businesses around the Milwaukee area; salon services, gift certificates, weekend getaways, and more! Each MMS classroom creates projects that are also featured auctioned items. We additionally offer sign-up parties for you to join a group of people in unique activities such as the Milwaukee Pedal Tavern for adults or a Karaoke Party for the kids!

Once the auction closes, you will then head to your assigned table for dinner. After a few short speeches, the always-fun live auction will begin, featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences auctioned off by a professional auctioneer. Once the live items are all sold, we will then do a Fund-a-Need Paddle Raise for tuition assistance. 



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 Who is invited?

All MMS parents and friends. This adult-only event is a great opportunity for parents’ night out!

 Where does the money I spend at the Gala go?

The Gala serves as our school’s largest fundraiser. The money raised at this event helps support school programming and those in need of tuition assistance.

 What is the dress code for the event?

The theme this year is Lights, Camera, Auction! Dress as you would for a night out in Hollywood. Business Casual to Black-Tie, or in between; it’s up to you!

 What can I do to help?

We are in need of donated items for the auction as well as volunteers for the event set-up. Donated Items can include anything from gift certificates and classes, to sporting events and other fun experiences! Feel free to drop items off to the Front Desk or to Alesa Weiss at any time. For questions about donations or volunteering, email Alesa at


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Contributing Sponsor:

If you are interested in supporting the 2018 Milwaukee Montessori School Gala, please contact Director of Development Alesa Weiss or call 414-259-0370 ext. 142.

Milwaukee Montessori School

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