Support financial aid through CA Concert auctions

2022 has been a memorable year at Colorado Academy, with some of the most anticipated highlights yet to come—including the CA Concert. On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the beloved biennial CA Concert returns—in person, with two amazing acts. We hope to see you there for what promises to be an unforgettable night of live music for an important cause. Special thanks to Aurum Home Technology for sponsoring the Concert!

The CA Concert committee has planned a fun event, featuring Isaac Slade of The Fray and Rodrigo y Gabriela. The concert/fundraiser strengthens CA’s commitment to advancing opportunities for more students to experience what we all know and love about CA. The school relies on the annual spring event to help raise more than $4 million in need-based financial aid, allowing CA to help families cover tuition costs.

We hope you will consider attending the event, but you also can support the CA Concert with a cash donation or be a part of the fun through the silent and live auctions. The silent auction will be offered online, opening on Monday, April 18, 2022. That means that everyone near and far can bid on the fantastic items! The live auction will take place at the April 23 Concert prior to Isaac Slade’s performance. Special thanks to those making our auction items possible.

Amazing experiences up for bid in the live auction

CA’s annual spring fundraising events are known for once-in-a-lifetime experiences as part of the live auction, and this year is no different! At the April 23 CA Concert, you will have the chance to bid on some amazing, unique packages.

Five-night stay in Santa Barbara at CA parent Andrea Schumacher’s beautiful Laguna Blanca Retreat, which can sleep up to 12 people, with Andrea serving as your concierge to help you plan the perfect California getaway

Steuben’s Food Truck Party for 100, including a DJ and photo booth from DJ Guy and beer from Strange Craft Beer Company—everything you need for a graduation party, birthday celebration, corporate event, or block party

Custom dinner party for 30 people at your home, including a private concert by Todd Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, an exquisite dinner prepared by Executive Chef and CA parent Nelson Perkins, a Patrón Tequila tasting, and event design and table décor by Jaala Sheldon of jaala & co. (one of Denver’s premier party planners)

Photo credit: Mason Craig

Private Evening of Music for 75 at Skylark Lounge, featuring music by Ted Parks and the Busted Bones

One Week in British Virgin Islands Aboard the Deep Blue, a 58-foot Leopard Catamaran

Visit the Live Auction page for more information on each package.

Not-to-be-missed silent auction items

The online silent auction will offer packages and items at a variety of price points, with bidding opening on Monday, April 18. Here is a preview of what you will see in the silent auction:

  • CA favorites like reserved parking, bus service for a year, and Middle School Principal for a day
  • Teacher experiences, including after-school hangouts and skiing with Dr. Davis
  • Group outings, such as a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art followed by rooftop drinks, a tasting menu tent experience at The Wolf’s Tailor, and a suite for 20 to see Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire at Ball Arena
  • Unique experiences like a DAE GEE Korean BBQ dinner for 20 at your home, an on-campus beekeeping workshop, a tasting menu experience for four at BRUTØ, and a happy hour performance in your home with CA Vocal Music Director Kevin Padworski
  • Sports and fitness packages, including a baseball clinic with CA coach JT Putt, two club-level season tickets for the Broncos 2022/23 season, and four tickets to a CA Buffs home game with a Franklin Field Tailgate Pass
  • Jewelry, spa services, coffee subscriptions, and more

Create memories together!

All of the live auction packages and many of the silent auction packages are designed for friends to go in together as a group. We are happy to split the cost of the package among multiple families after the bidding is finalized, but note that one person will need to place the bids during the online silent and live auctions.

How the Auctions Work

The silent auction will open on the CA Concert website on Monday, April 18. That day, you will receive an email inviting you to register for the silent auction. If you have already made a gift to the Concert online (by purchasing a ticket or Benefactor package or making a donation), you are already registered for the silent auction and will receive an email with your bidder number when the auction opens. Registering for the silent auction will also enter you in the CA Concert drawing, giving you a chance to win early conference sign-up, a DAE GEE Korean BBQ basket, a hike with Dr. Davis, and tickets to Nathaniel Rateliff at Red Rocks.

The live auction will take place at the April 23 Concert before Isaac Slade’s performance. If you will not be in attendance at the event but would like to bid on any of the packages in the live auction, you can contact Gravely Wilson to discuss options for bidding.

 Join us for the Concert

If you have not already, you can purchase tickets for the Concert today. Individual tickets are available for $300 and include general admission seating for Isaac Slade, general audience admission for Rodrigo y Gabriela, plus all food and beverages. Individual Meet-the-Band Tickets are available for $1,000 and include access to the Benefactor Party, a meet-and-greet with the performers, and a general admission seat for the Concert.

Financial assistance for tickets is available to parents who are currently receiving tuition assistance. We may not be able to cover the cost for all who request tickets, yet we are committed to providing as many parents as possible with the opportunity to attend. If you are currently receiving financial aid for tuition and are interested in attending the Concert, please contact Financial Aid Manager, Lisa Dean, at 303-914-2516.

For more information, please contact CA Advancement Officer Gravely Wilson at or 303-914-2543.