The Blue and White Gala Auction

Join us for Westchester Country Day School's annual auction fundraiser.

This event makes it possible for students to have access to excellent academic and extracurricular programming, the best faculty, a solid foundation in moral character and service, and a community committed to the personal development of each child, every day.

Thank You!

The 2023 gala has ended, but we hope you will join us in 2024. Check back soon for more details! In the meantime, click on the link below to view photos from the event.

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The Blue & White Gala 2023

Date and Time

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., Dinner seating begins at 7:00 p.m.


Adaumont Farm
4941 Finch Farm Rd, Trinity, NC 27370 (map)

Tickets and Event Details

Proceeds support Westchester Country Day School’s mission of moral, academic, artistic and athletic excellence. Attire is black tie optional.


Ginny' 17 & Beau '13
Venue sponsor B&H
Blue & White Gala Gold Sponsor Logos
Hot Shots logo
Silver sponsor logos
Bronze sponsor logos
Wildcat Patron
Wildcat Patron Sponsor

More Details

About the Blue & White Gala

Since 1989, Westchester Country Day School's annual auction, The Blue & White Gala, has raised funds in support of moral, academic, artistic and athletic excellence. One of the school's only fundraisers for the year, the gala is a well-loved and anticipated tradition that gathers parents, teachers, alumni and friends together in celebration of the Wildcat community.

The gala has been hosted in a variety of locations, both on campus and in the community. Each year, hundreds of attendees join in from Lexington, Asheboro, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point, in addition to guests from all over the country.

Sponsors, item donors, and attendees all show their collective appreciation and support for Westchester and the high-quality independent school experience it provides to children. Proceeds from the event have a direct impact on Westchester’s students and faculty. The money raised each year goes to support classroom enhancements, technology, professional development, and much more.

The gala includes dinner, silent and live auctions, a paddle raise for Chuck’s Fund, and live music and dancing. All proceeds support Westchester's mission and programs.

Donate an Item

Support the Blue & White Gala by donating an item for the silent or live auctions. Contact [email protected] for details.


The Blue & White Gala would not be possible without the support of event sponsors. Businesses and families that sponsor the annual gala auction make a positive difference for WCDS students, faculty and families. Gala sponsors receive VIP seating, complimentary 50/50 raffle tickets, featured recognition on gala materials and school social media shoutouts. Not to mention, a portion of each sponsorship is tax-deductible.

Sponsorship levels and benefits are provided in the PDF below, as well as a link to submit an online sponsorship payment or pledge. Thank you for your consideration!

Sponsorship Levels

Become a Gala Sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I participate in the Blue & White Gala?
A: We invite you to join us for the live event on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Adaumont Farm. Tickets are required to attend and can be purchased while available -- seating is limited. If you cannot attend, you are still welcome to bid on items in our online silent auction, which will open on Friday, Dec. 8, and close during the live event on Saturday, Dec. 9. There is also a 50/50 raffle, in which the winner takes home half of the raffle proceeds. The drawing takes place during the live event, but you need not be present to win. Event tickets, raffle tickets and silent auction items will all be available through the school's BidPal auction site.

Q: What is the attire for the evening?
A: The promoted attire is Black Tie Optional. It will be an elegant evening. Plan for a mix of cocktail, semi-formal and formal wear, and let your personal style shine through.

Q: When will the event begin and end?
A: Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and seating for dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. The evening will conclude at 11:00 p.m.

Q: What is the cost of the ticket and what does it cover?
A: Tickets are $125 per person and include an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, a seated dinner, live music by The Dickens, the beautiful Adaumont Farm location, and an exciting live auction emceed by professional auctioneer Benjamin Farrell.

Q: How should I share special dietary needs for dinner?
A: If you have special dietary needs or a food allergy to consider, please email Lily Greene at [email protected] after purchasing your ticket.

Q: How is seating reserved for dinner?
A: Tables seat 8-10 guests for the dinner and program portion of the evening. If you have a specific group of guests you would like to sit with, please send a note to Lily Greene at [email protected] after purchasing your ticket and your request will be considered.

Q: Are guests other than Westchester families welcome to attend?
A: Definitely! We welcome friends, family and special guests to attend. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate and showcase our wonderful school community!

Paddle Raise for Chuck's Fund

Chuck’s Fund is named in honor of Chuck Hamblet, beloved Head of School from 2006 to 2009, who initially established a Head's Discretionary Fund at Auction. Gifts to Chuck's Fund create a resource for the head of school to use at his or her discretion to address needs for which there is no budgeted funding. These funds enhance the academic, artistic, and athletic programs at WCDS. In past years, Chuck's Fund has helped provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, as well new sound systems, a new fume hood for the biology classroom, a college and life skill workshop series for Upper School students, and many additional non-budgeted needs.

This fund allows the head of school to say "yes" when the faculty and staff come with requests during the school year over and beyond that of which they were able to budget. It is a critical resource from which our faculty and students benefit directly!

During the live auction event, there will be a paddle raise specifically for Chuck's Fund.