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The Springfield Education Foundation has been hard at work in preparing for the 2021 Night of 11,000 Stars! We wish we could gather under twinkle lights, but this year’s Gala is a virtual celebration with a few new surprises. The live broadcast begins Thursday, October 21st at 6 PM. Register by October 15th to be entered into a drawing to win an auto detailing package by Lithia Toyota of Springfield! You can register and attend the event for FREE, purchase a VIP ticket, or learn more here:

Our goal this year is to raise $150,000 to support the nearly 11,000 students at Springfield Public Schools and their fantastic educators. Thank you so much to the donors and sponsors who have donated early to help us reach our goal! You can find our goal tracker on the main event page above. 

During our Virtual Gala, hosted by Charlie Jett and Lacey Macdonald, you will have the opportunity to bid on some incredible silent and live auction items, including a McKenzie River Rafting Trip, a Portland Getaway Package, and a Brazilian Dinner Hosted by Jose da Silva. We will also premier touching impact stories from SPS educators, have a paddle raise for students, and raffle three great prizes.

After our Virtual Gala, join in on our brand new Jazz & Bubbles After Party, where VIP ticket holders will mingle at Tavern On Main in fabulous downtown Springfield. At this intimate gathering, our guests will listen to live jazz music by internationally renowned jazz vocalist and Springfield Alumni Gina Saputo, accompanied by local musicians. There will also be delicious appetizers, a mini grant showcase to exhibit some of our incredible 2021-2022 Innovative Educator Grant winners, and the VIP Raffle winner will be announced! 


This year we have added the option to buy VIP tickets! When you purchase a VIP ticket, it includes a $25 raffle ticket, a $25 wine plinko drop to be used at the Auction Pick Up Party, delicious dessert treats, and an invitation to the exclusive Jazz & Bubbles After Party. Purchase your VIP ticket soon, there is limited capacity and they are going FAST! Click the Register now button below to get your tickets.

Gather four or more friends to watch our virtual event for a Watch Party! If you sign up to host a watch party, we will personally deliver a Gift Box of special goodies, including champagne or non-alcoholic bubbly, drink glasses, a special dessert treat, and many fun extras! To indicate that you will be hosting a Watch Party, check the Watch Party box on the final page of registration, or email events@springfieldeducationfoundation.org and let us know how many people you are expecting, and where to deliver the Gift Box. Make sure to order by Monday, October 11th in order to receive your box!

The Wine Plinko Auction Pick Up Party is where you will pick up your auction winnings and VIP dessert treats, and it is going to be loads of fun! Drop your Plinko Puck to win a bottle of wine valued up to $100. Every drop will win a bottle! Plinko game tickets will be available online during the event,  or at the Pick Up Party if not sold out at the event. The Pick Up Party will be held at Springfield Motors on Wednesday, October 27 from 4 PM – 7 PM.

Please join us for this special event supporting SPS students and educators, bid on some of our fantastic auction items, and make a difference in the lives of Springfield children! Remember to register early in order to get access to this incredible event.

We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to our sponsors for this event, who have made it all possible:

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