Annual Green Gala

The Willow School’s Annual Green Gala, organized by the Parent’s Association, is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It is a beautiful community celebration featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing, as well as live and silent auctions to benefit The Willow School.

This year, we are elated to celebrate Eugene Kalkin, Willow grandfather, former Board Member, and faithful supporter. This year’s theme, “Wild Beauty: Where Joy & Wonder Grow,” is inspired by the way that Willow students blissfully entwine with the school’s gorgeous natural campus. We hope you will join us on campus to have fun as we raise critical funds for our beloved school!

When: 7pm Celebration Begins (6pm Cocktail Hour for Honorees, Sponsors, and Staff)

Where: The Willow School, 1150 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, NJ

What to Wear: Evening Cocktail Attire; When it comes to your footwear, we suggest something that you can wear in the garden as well as the dance floor (flats, wedges, or shoes with a thicker heel). Still a little worried about your shoes? Don’t be! There will be Valet Parking, and you can always throw some flip flops in your bag.

Arrival & Parking: When you arrive, please use the Farmhouse entrance (closest to Route 206) and follow signs to the Health, Wellness & Nutrition Center where the valet will greet you. Willow parents and frequent visitors, please note that we will be reversing the usual one-way direction of our Ring Road for valet purposes at the beginning of the event. At the end of the night, the direction will return to normal and we will leave through the Farmhouse exit as usual. Don’t worry, the valet will direct you in the correct direction!

Start Bidding: Our silent auction is already open! Check it out and set up your profile so you’re ready for the auction at

Purchase your tickets online at! You can buy a single ticket or a weekend pass to both our Gala and Golf Classic. We also have a special ticket rate for Willow alumni over the age of 21, who are also invited to attend. Please RSVP by May 12.

Interested in sponsoring our Gala or Golf Classic, donating an item to our auctions, or purchasing an ad in our program? Download our Sponsorship Opportunities packet to see all of the ways you can support our fundraiser. Many of our sponsorships and ads can also be purchased online at!

If you have any questions, ideas, or would like to lend a helping hand, please contact our Gala Chair Andrea Parado at

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Meet Our Green Gala Honoree: Eugene Kalkin Read our profile here.

The Willow School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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