2023 LFSF Auction Gala | Fête de la musique

See you at the party!


Whether you've already purchased your tickets or are attending as someone's guest, you can make check-in quick and easy by registering your card now.

Saturday, March 25, 2023!

6 PM at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco

Co-chairs Jill DRISH and Jason STONE 

It is a party !

Guest will enjoy:

  • Cocktails, open bar & silent auction 
  • Live entertainment: student musicians & choir
  • Dinner and a fierce live auction: a friendly bidding war on exceptional donations!
  • A tidal wave of giving to the Fund for the Future, FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE
  • DJ SATVA & Dancing (submit your song request
  • Dress: Cocktail attire or as chic as you wish!

C'est la fête !

Voici ce à quoi vous pouvez vous attendre le soir du gala 


  • DIVERTISSEMENTS : Élèves musiciens, chorale


  • UN ÉLAN de GÉNÉROSITÉ au profit du programme de musique

  • DJ SATVA : soumettez la chanson qui vous fait danser ici

  • CODE vestimentaire : tenue de cocktail ou aussi chic que vous le souhaitez !

Online Auction is Open

Online bidding offers great auction prizes. From week-end getaways to gift certificates to local merchants, unique experiences and travel destinations!


Flip through the event catalog



Organic baby yellow and Chiogga beet Salad Humboldt fog goat cheese, on the side, red beet caramel (GF)


Grass-fed beef tenderloin, black truffle cauliflower purée, baby carrot, Cabernet veal jus


Alaskan halibut, roasted marble potato, green olives, citrus supreme, shaved baby beet (GF)


Grilled vegetable napoleon, piquillo pepper purée, basil oil (V, VG, GF)


Flourless chocolate cake, house spun caramel vanilla ice cream (V)


Huckleberry tartlet, meringue and candied lime zest (V)

served with freshly brewed Illy Coffee and selection of "T" teas



Music unites us, on March 25th as we celebrate and enjoy music; our goals are for LFSF students to discover and make music. Through the music program, we want music to be a meaningful part of student's life now and for the future.

Why is music education so important?

There are almost as many reasons to learn music as there are types of music to love. Musical training helps develop language, reasoning, and memory. Practicing with musical instruments increases coordination. Through music, children learn teamwork. Learning to play pieces of music gives a sense of achievement and builds confidence. It can teach discipline and be relaxing. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity. 


At the Auction Gala Fête de la Musique, each time you raise your bidding number, you will help

  • Purchase instruments

  • Equip the music rooms with storage and sound systems

  • Offer more classes: Youth Ensemble, Music Composition, Musique et Paroles

  • Support Choirs on all campuses

  • Underwrite Student Performances such as musicals, bands, and band touring

  • Expand AES musical extracurricular activities

  • Take students to shows


Thank you to our Sponsors and in kind donors

Last year the gala grossed $598,522 and netted $474,556, including $272,524 for Fund for the Future. Let's renew this accomplishment for the children!

 In 2022 the Fund for the Future was for Innovative Learning Environment Project

Past Fund for the Future Projects 

The LFSF's greatest fundraising event of the year!


Thank you to all who supported this effort! Hope to see you for the next gala!

More Information about the auctions | Plus d' information sur les ventes aux encheres

  • RAFFLE TICKETS: one week at ClubMed Ixtapa for 2, airfare included. Students are selling raffle tickets to friends and family Get yours!
  • ONLINE AUCTION Opens Friday, March 10 and closes Sunday, March 26. Will feature donated items on gift certificates to local merchants, great products and services, and amazing class projects created by the students.
  • SILENT AUCTION Opens Friday, March 10 and closes Saturday, March 25 at 8 PM, the night of the event. Will features exclusive items online for all to bid on, think unique and luxury donations.
  • LIVE AUCTION The night of the event 15 or more amazing donations are auctioned to the highest bidder in the room.
  • THE FUND FOR THE FUTURE is our "raise the paddle" or "fund a need" where everyone is a winner. Guests make a direct donation to support and expand the LFSF music programs "FAITES DE LA MUSIQUE". 
  • BILLETS DE TOMBOLA : une semaine au ClubMed Ixtapa billets d'avion inclus pour 2 personnes. Les étudiants recevront cette semaine les billets à vendre.
  • ENCHÈRES EN LIGNE : Ouverture le vendredi 10 mars jusqu’au dimanche 26 mars. Seront en vente des articles donnés, des cartes-cadeaux pour des commerçants locaux, des produits et services exceptionnels et des projets de classe étonnants créés par les élèves.
  • VENTE AUX ENCHÈRES SILENCIEUSE : Ouverture le vendredi 10 mars jusqu’au samedi 25 mars à 20 heures, le soir de l'événement. Des articles uniques et exclusifs seront mis en vente en ligne et chacun pourra enchérir.
  • VENTE À LA CRIÉE : le soir de l'événement, 15 dons exceptionnels et originaux seront adjugés, vendus au plus offrant dans la salle.
  • Le FUND FOR THE FUTURE est notre "raise the paddle" ou "fund a need" où tout le monde est gagnant. Les invités lèvent leur palette pour faire un don direct afin de soutenir et de développer les programmes musicaux du LFSF "FAITES DE LA MUSIQUE".