Congressional School – Gala 2020
Auction Ends: May 16, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
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Live Event Details

Sat May 16, 2020
6PM - 10PM EDT
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The Red Carpet Virtual Gala will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 6 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to Raise their Paddle, as well as, bid on a number of Live Auction items in support of our community. Let’s show that Congressional Cares! If you have any questions about The Red Carpet Virtual Gala, please contact our Gala Co-Chairs, Lindsey Ohle P'21'24 ( or Maxine McLeod Miller P'24 (

Thank you for the generous support of our sponsors and donors for making The Red Carpet Virtual Gala possible.  


$35,000 for 89 Gifts - Watch the video!

The Budwick Family (Sandra, Phil and John ’20) challenge the Congressional School community to make 89 Raise the Paddle gifts (100% tax deductible) by Saturday, May 16 and they’ll match the community’s generosity with a gift of $35,000. The number 89 symbolizes 80 years of Congressional history and the nine years that their family has been a part of the community. Together, let’s meet the Budwick Family Challenge in support of our young learners and the faculty!

If you would like to Raise Your Paddle now, please visit


Friday, May 8 – Live and Online Auction Open – 8:00 am

Saturday, May 16 - Online Bidding for Live Auction Items Closes - 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 16 – Grade-Level Happy Hour – 5:30 pm

Saturday, May 16 – The Red Carpet Virtual Gala – 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 16 – Online Auction Closes – 10:00 pm



Emergency Retention Fund
      o Directing funds to retain our current students.
Faculty and Technology Enhancement Fund
      o Focusing on computer replacements for faculty and staff.
      o Enhancing student technology resources. 
      o Training faculty relating to remote teaching and learning.
COVID-19 School Emergency Response Fund
      o Funding unanticipated expenses related to COVID-19 (ie. Chromebooks for Grade 2).


Become a Sponsor

For more information on sponsorship, please click here or contact Chris Pryor, Assistant Head of School for Advancement and External Affairs, at or at 703-533-8167. 

We would like to thank our sponsors....

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) & Best Picture ($10,000)

Best Director ($7,500) & Best Screenplay ($5,000)

Best Score ($2,500)

Best Cinematography ($1,000)