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Solebury School hosts Out of This World Auction Gala


Solebury School held its Out of This World Auction Gala on Saturday, April 27 at The Fuge in Warminster.

The school’s largest annual fundraiser raised more than $110,000, including $53,000 for the Special Appeal. Proceeds from the auction will support Solebury’s educational programs, student activities, and activities funded by the Home and School Association.

“In managing the auction, I’ve witnessed the entire Solebury community come together, including parents, supporters, faculty, and staff, in a way that embodies what Solebury School is all about,” said Lisa Juris, parent relations manager and auction coordinator. “It is satisfying to know the impact the funds raised will have on helping ensure the success of our community. We are grateful for the event sponsorship from The Fuge and everyone who played a part in making the evening ‘out of this world.’”

Auction guests were treated to an outer space experience that included live entertainment by Solebury School’s Elite Ensemble, formal dining, and bidding on an array of unique auction items. VIP guests had an exclusive tour of the centrifuge’s control room. The Fuge, known for housing the largest centrifuge ever built, was once a training center for Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and other early American astronauts.

The auction fundraiser was vital to raising funds for the school’s growing student enrollment and expanding educational programs. Funding from event sponsorships and auction proceeds will also support ongoing campus improvements. This year’s Special Appeal was earmarked to purchase a scorer’s table, professional sports equipment, and updated branding for the Athletic Center.

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