If you walked into the Tarrier Dome on Saturday, March 4, you would have thought you warped back to the Solid Gold era of the late ’70s. Neon orange, purple, pink, and green flooded your eyes, along with flashing lights and music. Guests could choose between Miss Pac Man and Asteroids with a goal to beat the top leader, “Goo.” Dancers could take to the glowing light-up dance floor to boogie to disco beats. And, most importantly, the Charles Wright community could come together to raise money for our incredible school.

Thus was the 30th annual CWA Spirit Auction. Close to 450 people dressed the part and raised their paddles high to support our school by bidding on class art projects, fabulous trips, party dashes, and so much more. This year’s Fund-A-Need has raised more than $125,000 so far to support libraries and learning at CWA. You can make a gift toward this investment in the next generation of Tarrier libraries by clicking here. Learn more by watching the video below:

The live auction started off with a video of Upper School Head Bill White reprimanding the “strutters” of the school talking in the library and otherwise causing mischief. These “strutters” (Manuel Iregui, emcee Rajiv Nagaich, and Trevor Will ’93) then started the night off right with a dance on the auction stage to “Saturday Night Fever.”

This event would have not been successful without the tireless help of the 2017 Spirit Auction Co-Chairs Nicole Rode and Jamie Nagaich—as well as of all the hard-working volunteers!

Lastly, we are so fortunate for our wonderful sponsors:

Titus-Will Automotive Group
Columbia Bank
CORT Party Rental
Alaska Weathervane Scallops
Wave Lending Group
Dobler Management
Rush Companies
Aesthetic Surgery Center
Aging Options
LaborWorks
Sound Surgical Arts
Soundbridge Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy

Thank you to all that lost sleep over the details of the event, donated packages, and bid high. Final tallies are forthcoming! In the meantime, to see photos from the Ed Beck Photography photo booth, please see below or click here.