Annual Auction and Gala

Saturday, March 6, 2021

A Fundraising Auction and Gala Benefiting Admiral Farragut Academy

Admiral Farragut Academy is a private, college-prep, boarding and day school which serves students in PreK-12th grade. With two graduates who have walked on the moon and course offerings from scuba to aviation, Farragut is proud to offer our students the opportunities unlike other traditional schools. By attending and supporting this event, you are making a direct impact on our students’ Farragut Experience.

The Evening Includes

  • Live entertainment and dancing
  • Hors-d’oeuvres & Dessert
  • Open Bar (ages 21 and up)
  • Live and Silent Auction
    • Options to Bid Online (New!)
  • Cocktail attire

About the Event

For over 20 years, Admiral Farragut Academy volunteers (made up of current and past parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni, and more) have hosted an auction and gala to raise funds for Farragut.

You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on experiences that are unique to Farragut. For example, last year’s live and silent auction items included a VIP Kennedy Space Center Experience with Astronaut Nicole Stott, Behind-the-Scenes Pentagon and U.S. Capital Tours in Washington D.C., and a Sunset Helicopter Tour of Tampa Bay.

Last year’s event featured famous speed-painter Michael Israel. This year we are featuring a popular, local band The Black Honkeys that will get everyone dancing the night away!

“The event is always a really fun evening and a great way to connect with other families and supporters throughout our community!”
– Vickie Cuesta, longtime AFA parent and event supporter

All ticket purchases for the April 2020 event will be honored for the March 2021 event.

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, March 6, 2021
5:00-9:00 p.m.

West Grinder
Admiral Farragut Academy

Tickets & Sponsorship Levels

All tickets include hors-d’oeuvres, dessert, and open bar. Please note you can only purchase a single or couples ticket at a time and these tickets will share bidder numbers. If you are purchasing for a guest (or your favorite teacher!), please include their contact information.

Table sponsorships and corporate partnerships are encouraged.

  • 8 tickets with a reserved private table with seating
  • Private attendants
  • Two bottles of champagne at the table
  • Transportation to and from the event
  • One-night, one-room hotel stay the night of the event
  • Advertising which includes:
    • Corporate or individual recognition during the event
    • Listing on the event landing page
    • Feature on Farragut social media channels
    • Listing in Farragut’s business directory located on the website and in the Reveille biannual magazine for one year
    • Banner on the athletic field
    • Digital ad on the tv in the gymnasium

RSVP & REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

  • 6 tickets with a reserved shared table with seating
  • Private attendants
  • Two bottles of champagne at the table
  • Advertising which includes:
    • Corporate or individual recognition during the event
    • Listing on the event landing page
    • Feature on Farragut social media channels
    • Listing in Farragut’s business directory located on the website and in the Reveille magazine for one year

RSVP & REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

  • 4 tickets
  • Advertising which includes:
    • Corporate or individual recognition during the event
    • Listing on the event landing page
    • Feature on Farragut social media channels
    • Listing on Farragut’s business directory located on the website and in the Reveille magazine for one year

RSVP & REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

  • 1 ticket includes hors-d’oeuvres, dessert, and open bar
  • Seating will be limited and first-come, first-serve
  • $100 per Ticket

RSVP & REGISTER ONLINE

Event FAQs

As always all Farragut families and supporters are invited and encouraged to attend but we hope you also extend the invite to your friends, family, neighbors, employers, employees, and more too! Please note this event is 21 and up.

Even if you can’t attend or live far away, there are still ways to be involved. Do you have an experience that you can offer? Do you have connections with businesses willing to donate goods or services? Do you want to volunteer on an event committee? Can you offer a vacation home? There are endless ways you can support your school’s biggest event.

Click here to download the Donor Letter for the Auction and Gala 2021

Click here to download the Donation Form for the Auction and Gala 2021

This event is put on by the Farragut Family Association. Email auction@farragut.org to be involved.

DeSeta Hall is Farragut’s state-of-the-art, multi-use performing arts building. This appealing and attractive space is the newest building on the Admiral Farragut Academy campus and is the result of a three-year capital campaign. It includes a large 500 seat auditorium with retractable seating, catering prep room, large plaza area and lobby, visual and performing arts classrooms, and administrative offices. Not only is this beautiful space used for school events, but is available for rent by the community for large meetings, lectures, performances, weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, anniversaries, and more. For more information about booking DeSeta Hall for an event, contact John Buggle at 727-565-5299 or jbuggle@farragut.org.

Admiral Farragut Academy is a college-prep, private school located in St. Petersburg, Florida which serves girls and boys in PreK-12th grade. Our Upper School, which starts in 8th grade, is also known worldwide for its Boarding program and Naval Science program. The school’s mission is to provide a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women. With two graduates who have walked on the moon and course offerings from scuba to aviation, Farragut is proud to offer students the opportunities unlike anywhere else. As a diverse community with students coming from 30 countries, 17 U.S. states, and various cultural backgrounds, Farragut provides financial assistance for deserving and qualified families.

“We have three daughters at Farragut. It’s an amazing institution. Farragut has state-of-the-art facilities with great technological systems. The academics and college prep aspect here is phenomenal but above all the Academy helps these young men and women build self-confidence. Any child after attending two years at Farragut can walk up to any adult and look them straight in the eye and shake their hand. This firm foundation of being able to show respect, integrity, and high self-esteem is embodied in the values taught to our children here. Our kids are taught to respect and honor every individual regardless of their race, religion or national origin. The extracurricular activities like robotics, art, science, and sports encourage the kids to think outside the box. Our daughters love and cherish every moment they spend at Farragut.” – Dr. & Mrs. Fackih

For more than 20 years parent volunteers at Admiral Farragut Academy have raised funds to pay for additional school needs that are not allocated in the school’s budget. Recent projects that were funded include buying a school van, resurfacing the tennis courts, installing filtered-water stations, adding sun shades at the playground, and much more! This group is a vital part of annual school improvements and they raise funds through large events including the Golf Tournament hosted in fall and the Annual Auction hosted in spring.

There will be opportunities to silently bid on items like parking spots, class projects and experiential events. There will be items for all budgets and a variety of paintings and artwork to choose from. All proceeds will go to Admiral Farragut Academy.

Yes of course! We are also open to opportunities for corporate partnerships and sponsorships. Admiral Farragut Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Tax ID# 59-3038365

All auction ticket purchases are non-refundable. If you or your guest can no longer attend, you may transfer your ticket(s). Please email auction@farragut.org with your transferred guest’s information including their name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

Business or cocktail attire.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Email auction@farragut.org or call 727-343-3678.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

The Fatseas Family

The Coad Family

The Adolfsson Family

Bronze Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors


Admiral Farragut Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Tax ID# 59-3038365


Admiral Farragut Academy welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability or genetics and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
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