Questions & Answers about the upcoming Parents’ Group Auction featuring Michael Israel

 

“Reach for the Stars” will be the first time Admiral Farragut Academy will open its doors to the new performing arts building, DeSeta Hall! Expect to be surprised, delighted, and over-the-moon when you see this amazing space and witness art-in-concert by famous speed painter Michael Israel. Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Purchase sponsorships and tickets at www.farragut.org/RFTS.

Questions about Reach for the Stars? Check out these frequently asked questions about the event.


Why does the Parents’ Group host a fundraising event every year?

For 20 years the Parents’ Group, which consists solely of Admiral Farragut Academy parent volunteers, has 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.


Who is Michael Israel?

This year the Parents’ Group has partnered with Michael Israel, a world-renowned American artist, entertainer, speaker, and humanitarian famous for “Speed Painting” performances and inspiring compassion and support for many charities including the Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish, Komen Breast Cancer, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. He has shared the limelight with celebrities, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and world leaders alike painting at prestigious venues including Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, the Olympic Medals stage in Salt Lake with Brooks & Dunn, the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting with Warren Buffett, and Presidential events in Washington, DC. | Watch this video. “Michael’s audience must only be present to be drawn in, engaged and energized. His live action painting viscerally makes the connection between music, art, and the viewer’s heart – there are audible gasps as he works his magic, passing energy back and forth with the cheering crowd during an experience they will remember the rest of their lives!”


Why “Reach for the Stars” theme?

As you know Admiral Farragut Academy offers an array of opportunities that most private boarding and day schools do not. With two graduates who have walked on the moon and course offerings from scuba to aviation, Farragut is proud to offer our students the opportunity to quite literally “Reach for the Stars”.


What will the silent and live auctions include?

There will be opportunities to silently bid on items like parking spots, class projects and experiential events. The live auction will focus on paddle raises for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) projects and special experiences similar to last year. In addition, Michael Israel will put on an impressive performance as you witness art-in-concert which will be available for live bidding. There will be items for all budgets and a variety of paintings and artwork to choose from. All proceeds will go to the Parents’ Group and Admiral Farragut Academy.


Who is invited and welcome to attend?

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! With an exciting artist like Michael Israel, we are inviting the community-at-large including art enthusiasts, politicians, corporations, Farragut friends and family, and more. Please note this event is 21 and up.


What are the ticketing prices and sponsorship levels?

The Unforgettable Universe $10,000

  • 12 tickets
  • Reserved premier seating during the performance
  • VIP area with private top-shelf open bar
  • Private attendants during the entire event
  • Plated heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert
  • 6 special gifts
  • Private cocktail reception with Michael Israel and George Hamilton
  • Corporate or individual recognition during the event, a retractable pop-up banner for display during the event and to keep afterward, listing on Farragut website, featured on Farragut social media, and in Farragut’s online (website) and print (biannual magazine) business directory for one year

The Glorious Galaxy $5,000

  • 8 tickets
  • Reserved priority seating during the performance
  • VIP area with private top-shelf open bar
  • Plated heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert
  • 4 special gifts
  • Meet and greet with Michael Israel and George Hamilton
  • Corporate or individual recognition during the event, listing on Farragut website, featured on Farragut social media, and in Farragut’s online (website) and print (biannual magazine) business directory for one year

The Shooting Stars $2,500

  • 4 tickets
  • Reserved seating during the performance
  • Top-shelf open bar
  • Plated heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert
  • 2 special gifts
  • Meet and greet with Michael Israel and George Hamilton
  • Corporate or individual recognition during the event

Individual Ticket $150

  • 1 ticket which includes heavy hors-d’oeuvres, dessert, and open bar

Can I submit a charitable donation?

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


How can you be involved and/or support the auction?

Are you connected to major players or companies in our community? Do you want to work with your child’s grade to create the class project? Do you want to help set up and decorate prior to the event? The Parents’ Group President Marjorie Deskovich is in the process of forming committees and would love to find a fit for you based on your skill sets and area of interest. Please email parentsgroup@farragut2.org or call 727-384-5500 ext 266.


Register for “Reach for the Stars”