Click here for the 2021 Auction Donation Form!

2021 Gala Fundraising Chair:

Erica Ashlock

Hawthorne's Around the World Gala!
April ​​30, 2021

Our Spring Auction is virtual this year! The event will  have several fundraising components...


  • A silent auction
  • A live auction
  • Bidding on events hosted by HSA teachers for kids
  • Bidding on events hosted by HSA families for kids and parents


Why do we need the Spring Auction?


We need this event to raise important financial support for our school! A few examples of what the dollars we raise at this event can do:


  • Ensure we can continue to bridge the monetary gap of decreased federal, state and city funds.​

  • Allow our children to continue with Math and Reading class size of 20:1 (vs 32:1).

  • Allow Kindergarten classes to maintain dedicated full time aides to each class of 32 five-year-old students.

  • Provide our front office with a dedicated staffer.  (Without whom our Principal & Vice Principal would be buzzing in visitors, writing tardy slips, calling home with sick kids, assisting families with late lunch/homework & instrument drop off and many other time consuming tasks!)

  • Quickly replace non-working air conditioning units in our building and other unexpected expenses that we face.

  • Continue the successful Arts Partnership Program that bring us the beautiful "Showcase Nights" where we see the results of traditional curriculum taught in uniquely creative ways with professional artists.

  • And many other initiatives and support of Hawthorne's daily budgetary requirements.


Contact Erica Ashlock or Melanie Walsh with any questions.





















We Need Your Help! 


  • Silent Auction: We know asking businesses for their support this year is hard, but we need your help to make this event a success. Ask your favorite local vendors (restaurants, pet groomers, hair/nail salons, places offering virtual birthday parties and more) if they'll donate to our silent auction. Let them know we're committed to promoting our donor businesses however we can!
  • Live Auction: This year we’re focused on adventures or experiences. Do you, or someone you know, have a house in Michigan or Wisconsin? Do you know a chef or other expert willing to lead a virtual experience or class? Let us know!