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      14th Annual BSI Fundraising Gala & Auction
Saturday, May 6th
      Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

- Adult-only event for BSI parents and staff, book your sitter now!
-Live and silent auction!
- Food stations, open bar & dancing!
- All are encouraged to attend! Dress up or Dress down!

What is the Gala?



The gala is a celebration of our children and a way to come together as a diverse community of parents and caregivers to show our love for our school.

The Gala/Auction is the biggest fundraising event of the year after our Direct Appeal!

All proceeds from the event & auction go directly to your children’s education by supporting enrichment programs that happen only with PTO funding

How to Solicit Auction Items



1. Choose a business to approach from the following spreadsheet (or add another business or personal donation): CLICK HERE TO CLAIM A BUSINESS TO ASK


2. Ask for a donation via email, snail mail, or in person:


CLICK HERE for sample text for an email or mailed solicitation letter (copy and edit as needed)

 OR copy and paste the following text into an email:

(Please make a copy of this text and edit as you see fit for the business you are approaching.)


Dear kind people at ____________________!


My name is _________ and I'm a parent of _____ school-age kids in Brooklyn, NY. 


My children's K-8 public school, The Brooklyn School of Inquiry (, is holding an auction as part of our Spring Benefit. This auction will take place from April 28th-May 6th. All money raised in our auction will go directly toward funding desperately needed programs such as chess, art, music, dance, and science. 


We are seeking local businesses to participate in our auction. Do you think you'd be able to participate? 


This can be a great way to promote your business to parents, and as a citywide school, our reach extends to all of Brooklyn and other boroughs. Any donation is welcome and is 100% tax deductible. Our Tax ID Number is 27-1299073


Please let me know if you have any questions. If you would like to donate, please complete THIS FORM or provide a certificate and I can take it from there. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!



3. Fill out THIS FORM for each donation you successfully solicit.

 Volunteers Needed!

The gala is a huge production and we really need your help to make it a success! PLEASE consider volunteering even just an hour of your time. Click here for the sign-up sheet.

Our Sponsors


285 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


BSI Family Sponsors

Thank you for your generous support to the

Pizzulli Family

Chung Family

Rzamek Family

Smotritskiy Family


976 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 



216 Prospect Park West ​Brooklyn, NY



89 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 



324 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215


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