Congressional School – Gala 2018 - The Congressional Derby
Auction Ends: Apr 20, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

Live Event

Sat Apr 21, 2018
6PM - 11PM EDT

Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park

3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VA 22042

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Gala and Auction April 21, 2018

Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale!

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Early Bird Tickets - $125 per person

Triple Crown Sponsored Tables of 10 - $2,500 per table

Buy your tickets now!

After April 2, ticket prices will be $150 per person. 

The 2018 Gala and Auction will take place on Saturday, April 21, at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA.  Invite friends and family to join you in attending this major annual event for a wonderful evening of entertainment, including auction, a bluegrass band, games, and fun while supporting the school in our annual fundraising event! The Gala will feature a silent auction, live auction, raffles, and more, including an opportunity during the live auction to “Raise the Paddle” for a 100% tax deductible donation. Proceeds from The Congressional Derby will support campus-wide improvements, including two state of the art design labs in the Big School to be used for science and engineering, design space and STEM resources in the Little School, and professional development for faculty to best optimize the use of our new design lab and spaces. (Click here for more information.)


***Faculty/Staff Ticket Underwriting***

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

DONATE NOW to underwrite the costs of faculty/staff attending the Gala!



HATS are an iconic part of Derby culture.  Be the envy of The Congressional Derby crowd this year with a selection from our stylish assortment of ladies’ derby hats . . . big hats, fancy hats! We have ladies’ hats in all colors and styles to help you make your fashion statement at Gala – all are new with tags and priced at $25 each.  But act fast – supply is limited!

Click here to view all our fabulous hats! 


Gala Evening Child Care at Tea with Mrs. B: While the parents are away, the children will play! To accommodate your child care needs, Tea with Mrs. B is hosting a private Slumber Party evening at Mrs. B’s whimsical tearoom while parents attend the Congressional School Gala. Students aged 5 and older are able to enjoy a fun night out with Rebecca and her team. Children should bring a pillow and sleeping bag for a night of dinner, dancing, treasure hunts and a short film on Mrs. B’s big screen. As always, the evening will be accompanied by Mrs. B’s signature manners! April 21, 2018 from 5:30 to 11:30pm.  Tickets are $90 per child. Reservations required subject to availability.  Click here to reserve.

Hotel Reservations: For your convenience, we have arranged specially priced hotel rooms at the Marriott Fairview Park for the night of the Gala and Auction. Room rate is $82.00 (plus tax).  Reservations may be made by clicking here.  Reservations must be made by Friday, April 7, 2018 for the special group rate.

Online Auction Opens April 11! The online auction opens April 11 and will showcase over 250 fun and unique items. If you would like to donate an item for our Gala, please click on the "Donate Items" button at left to contribute to our catalog. 

Sponsorship: With 335 students enrolled and nearly 2,000 campers on campus each summer, we provide a unique platform for local businesses, organizations and friends to showcase their commitment to education and access a high-profile audience while positively impacting our school community.  We invite your organization to be featured at the Gala among our list of generous sponsors whose support has helped boost our school to be one of the top-rated private schools in Northern Virginia. By becoming a sponsor this year, your company’s name and logo will be seen by thousands of individuals with marketing opportunities extending well beyond the Gala. Please review our list of sponsorship benefits and contact Chris Pryor, Director of Advancement, with questions.

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If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor please complete our simple form and we will contact you.

We would like to thank our sponsors....





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