Colorado Academy is in full spring mode—the final trimester is in full swing, break is behind us, and we are looking ahead to end-of-year events. This includes the annual auction or concert, which this year is combined and online. Lovefest will bring together the CA community, and we hope you will make plans to join us from the comfort of your home on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
The Lovefest committee has planned a fun, FREE event, featuring Colorado’s own Nathaniel Rateliff. 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 19 percent of the school’s student population cover tuition costs.
Lovefest offers great engagement opportunities. We hope you will consider becoming a Lovefest Friend or Benefactor or supporting the event with a cash donation, and you can also be a part of the fun through the silent and live auctions. Given the virtual nature of this year’s event, both auctions will be offered online, opening on Monday, April 19, 2021. That means that everyone near and far can bid on the fantastic items!
Amazing experiences up for bid in the virtual 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! With Lovefest 2021, you will have the chance to bid on amazing packages in the virtual live auction, including:
Telluride experience for six people, featuring VIP passes to the 27th annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival in September, a three-night stay at a luxurious penthouse, and private jet service provided by Jet Linx
Weekend of music and camaraderie at the Benson Ranch for eight people, complete with trout fishing, horseback riding, and hiking, plus a wonderful meal prepared by Executive Chef and CA parent Nelson Perkins, a Friday night performance by CA parent Ted Parks and his band, and a Saturday acoustic guitar session around the campfire with CA’s own singer/songwriter, Dr. Mike Davis
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, and event design and table décor by Jaala Sheldon of jaala’s PARTY PANTRY (one of Denver’s premier party planners)
Parents Interim with Dr. Mike Davis for eight people, featuring an adventurous two-night, three-day outdoor camping trip with Head of School Mike Davis. If you have never hiked canyons or scaled down mountains, now is your chance with a skilled navigator. Dr. Davis promises to create a memorable getaway!
Visit the Live Auction page on the CA website for more information on each package. All packages will follow current COVID-19 local and state health protocols in place at the time of the experience.
Not-to-be-missed silent auction items
The online silent auction will offer a plethora of packages and items at a variety of price points, with bidding opening on Monday, April 19. 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, hikes, and even skiing with Dr. Davis
Group outings, such as a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art followed by dinner at BRUTØ; a sculpture tour at Craig Ponzio’s home in Evergreen; and premier seating for eight at Nathaniel Rateliff’s Red Rocks concert this summer (including VIP parking and a backstage tour!)
Unique experiences, like a DAE GEE Korean BBQ dinner for 20 at your home; an on-campus bee-keeping workshop or bird-watching outing; a stay at the safari-inspired glamping destination Under Canvas Yellowstone, paired with an annual National Parks Pass; and a private dinner at Uchi with a special tasting of Sunday’s Whisky, Made in Japan
Sports and fitness packages, including lacrosse and baseball clinics with CA coaches; private Barre3 and yoga classes; and a private personal training session
Flowers and champagne, wine, coffee, or pies for you to enjoy every month for a year
Create memories together!
All of the live auction packages and many of the silent auction packages are designed for a group of people. So start talking to friends and family now about going in together for one of the packages! We are happy to split the cost of the package between 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. Thank you for following all current COVID-19 local and state health protocols at the time of your event.
How the Auctions Work
Please register for Lovefest or sign up to be a Benefactor or Friend to receive a bidder number for the silent and live auctions. An email and text (if you opted into SMS texting for the event) with your bidder number and information on how to access the auction will be sent to you when the auction opens on April 19. Then you are ready to start bidding!
Be a part of Lovefest
If you have not already, you can register for Lovefest today. Registration is FREE, and everyone who registers will be entered in the Share the Love drawing for a chance to win a variety of fantastic prizes. Become a Lovefest Friend and receive wine, Lovefest swag, and one entry for the Share the Love Drawing, or become a Lovefest Benefactor and receive a Lovefest Gift Bag with treats, drinks, Lovefest swag, and more.
For more information, please contact CA Events Manager, Jessica Tonjes, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 303-914-2509.