The 12th annual Night of Eleven Thousand Stars was a huge success! With the help of our generous donors and sponsors, we raised over $165,000 for the students and educators
of Springfield Public Schools!
Thank you for your support!
Please enjoy our opening video starring the brilliant students and staff of Springfield Public Schools!
Please join us for this year’s Night of Eleven Thousand Stars Virtual Gala & Auction, presented by International Paper. Our annual fundraiser, which supports the nearly 11,000 students attending Springfield Public Schools, will be a virtual experience again this year and will include a live broadcast; online silent auction, live auction and paddle raise for students; raffle prizes; impact stories and more!
It’s free to register for the virtual event and everyone is invited to participate. The Night of Eleven Thousand Stars silent auction opens for bidding ahead of the live event on Monday, October 18, and runs through Friday, October 22. Be sure to register early to stay up to date and have your name entered into a special drawing to win a prize!
Proceeds from this special evening fuel important programs like our Innovative Educator Grants for science, literacy, outdoor education and social-emotional learning. SEF remains ready to support Springfield students and educators as they return to the classroom and get back on track for a successful year of learning and growing. Your participation in this fun event will give them the boost they need to thrive!
New this year:
Watch Parties – Gather your friends, family and neighbors to enjoy the program from your home! Every Watch Party with four or more registered attendees will receive a Watch Party Gift Box which will include a bottle of bubbles, wine glasses, a special dessert treat and fun gifts from our sponsors! Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 8th in order to receive a Watch Party Gift Box! Please include how many people will be attending your party and an address we can drop it off to.
Wine Plinko Auction Pick Up Party – Continue the fun at our Auction Pick Up Party at Springfield Motors following the event. Drop your Plinko puck to win a bottle valued up to $100. Plinko game tickets will be available online during the auction or at the Pick Up Party if not sold out at the event. Don’t forget to pick up your VIP ticket treats and your auction prizes!
VIP Tickets – This special $100 ticket includes a $25 Wine Plinko drop, $25 raffle ticket, delicious dessert treats and an invitation to the Jazz & Bubbles After Party!
Jazz & Bubbles After Party – Let’s celebrate! We wish all 400 of us could gather under 11,000 twinkle lights at the big event, but this year SEF will host a more intimate gathering in support of our students. On Monday, October 25th at 6:00 PM, we will enjoy a cocktail party at Tavern on Main in downtown Springfield and have the pleasure of hearing a live jazz performance by international jazz performer and Springfield Alumni Gina Saputo, accompanied by local musicians! There will also be a mini grant showcase, fantastic food, and the VIP Raffle winner will be announced. Capacity is limited so get your tickets early!
At our auction, you can bid on a variety of fantastic items, including:
- Sunriver in the springtime – Enjoy a 3-night stay in beautiful Sunriver with lodging for six at the home of Ken and Barbara Long from April 28 – May 1, 2022. Also included: $50 gift card to Sunriver Lodge, $50 Visa gift card, $25 gift card to Goody’s Chocolate & Ice Cream, a gift certificate to The Blacksmith Restaurant, and passes to SHARC and the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory.
Portland Experience – Visit the City of Roses and enjoy a 2-night stay at the Inn at Northrup Station, $100 gift card to Elephant’s Delicatessen, tickets to the Portland Japanese Garden,
$100 gift card to St. Jack Restaurant, and a gift card to Powell’s Book Store.
Perk Up Your Patio – Create a backyard oasis featuring a firepit and gazebo from True Value Hardware.
SEF Summer Luau BBQ – Experience THE PARTY in Springfield on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Enjoy live music, yard games, great food and drinks, and good times with friends. Buy a ticket for yourself or bring your whole crew!
The Delights of Brazil – Donated by Springfield High School Principal José de Silva. José grills up an amazing Brazilian BBQ dinner for 10 that will transport you and your guests to the beaches of Rio. Wear your dancing shoes and learn how to samba!
Urban Wine Tasting – Explore new wines and delicious favorites with gift certificates to Pfieffer Winery Downtown Tasting Room, J Scott Cellars on 5th, Capitello Wines, and Oregon Wine Lab.
Carte Blanche Dinner for 8 – Generously donated by Chef Mark Stern at Carte Blanche Caterers. Chef Mark will come to the location of your choosing and create a savory and delectable dinner, paired with delicious wine, for you and seven guests.
2019 Night of 11,000 Stars