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International Gala: Travel Auction & Preview Party 2022
On April 23, the ISI community was reunited for the 2022 International Gala. For more than 25 years the Gala has been a highlight on the ISI calendar and this year’s event did not disappoint. After a two year break due to the pandemic, the Gala returned, refreshed and with an extra special reason to celebrate - the debut of the Chen Family Lower School.
More than 350 guests representing families and friends of the school were welcomed into the new building to preview the spaces and celebrate the successful completion of the ONE ISI campaign. Two decades in the making, the Chen Family Lower School is the realization of a dream to unify the school community. Made possible by the collective commitment of the ISI community, the Chen Family Lower School is a tangible demonstration of what is made possible through philanthropic giving.
Highlights from the night:
- $250,000 raised in support of the ISI Annual Fund
- Doug Brown and David Kosene, ONE ISI campaign co-chairs, recognized with the naming of the two main roadways on campus; Brown Drive and Kosene Way.
- Chris Waters, ISI parent and CEO and Founder of Luna Language Services, emceeing the evening and live auctioneer
- A memorable after-party led by DJ Bandcamp, and featuring ten Live Auction winners taking a run down the Student slide
For more highlights from the evening, check out:
- Celebration of the history of ISI and the construction of the Chen Family Lower School.
- Photographs from the evening by event photographer, Ben Caylor.
- Photographs from the 360 photo booth.
- News feature on our event.
Special Thanks to:
- The ONE ISI Campaign donors
- The International Gala Tri-Chairs: Allison Chen, Kelly Daneri, and Kylee Hope
- The International Gala Committee: Stephanie Aikins, Kimmy Armantrout, Selena Bartelson-Andrews, Flo Belcher, Carrie Bryant-Salazar, Lindsay Donaldson, Angelic Gisclair-Hadad, Jalissa Hurd, Abigail Leese, Vanessa López Aguilera, Jennifer Lott, Kathryn Maitz, Monica Morrissey, Chitra Natalie, Angela Parks, Leyla Peeran, Kris Perry, Krista Smith, Natalie Spitzer, Sara Thomas, Lisa White, Susan Whiteside, Carla Wimmersberger, Lin Xia, Sylva Zhang
- Our speakers, seniors Sirine Larbi, Samantha McCrea and Toby Schamberger for their welcome remarks, Stanley Chen, Scott Weaver, and Chris Waters.
- All the students and staff who volunteered behind the scenes:
Employee & Friend Volunteers: Doug Barnack, Wendy Breeden, Kate Brimmer, Richard Bruford, Linda Christy, Tara Evans, Mattie Fuchs, Jade He, Jenny Howell, RJ Jensen, Amy Kanning, Wenjie Kinnaman, Taryn Lamp, Geoff Peate, Whitney Ramsay, and Natalie Wolfe
Student Volunteers: Lydia Campbell, Konrad Gossweiler, Melanie Kreutz, Patrick Machado, Isabella May, Yuichiro Murakami, Karina Peate, Khanh Phan, Owen Rikfin, Lydia Swango
- Our event sponsors: