Big Night Out has become a fabulous tradition for the Sonoma Academy community. In mid-March of every year the SA community gathers for this themed fundraiser party; the creativity and costumes donned by parents, grandparents, trustees, and alumni, in addition to the magnificent décor, make this enchanting evening a sight to behold!
Big Night Out raises funds but it also raises “fun,” connecting parents, staff, board members, and outside guests whose anticipation of this event is only exceeded by the extraordinary talent, vision, creativity, and hard work of the Sonoma Academy Parents Association design teams. Even alumni and alumni parents come back to celebrate the community spirit of Sonoma Academy and contribute to this event.
Big Night Out planning begins in September of each school year with monthly meetings to bring together trustees, parents, and grandparents to brainstorm, share resources, and develop ideas. At Big Night Out, funds are raised through Silent, Super Silent, and Live auctions, as well as a Raffle and Fund For Excellence paddle raise. All items featured during this evening are donated by members of the generous extended Sonoma Academy community. In addition, Buy-In Parties sold at Big Night Out take place throughout the year. These smaller parties are another way for Sonoma Academy supporters to get to know each other in small group activities. Big Night Out is the most important fundraiser for the Sonoma Academy Parents Association but it is also much, much more; it helps stitch together the families of our school with the common thread of community service and fun.
Tickets go on sale in January and the event always sells out, so purchase early! Generous sponsorships ensure that 100% of the auction proceeds will pass directly to Sonoma Academy’s programs and facilities, faculty development, and financial aid.