What is Payton's Spring Gala?
Friends of Payton holds an annual springtime bash with great food, entertainment and auction and raffle items. It's the Payton community's biggest party of the year -- and a vital fundraiser for our school.
About our Spring Gala
Payton’s student body represents all neighborhoods of Chicago. On March 9, 2018, we celebrated the diversity of our school and our great city at Block Party 2018, our annual fundraising gala.
Block Party 2018 brought together 420 guests. Proceeds from the event will help fund student programs such as Wednesday seminars, continuing education courses for our teachers, classroom equipment and much more.
FOP thanks everyone who attended the event -- especially Payton faculty and staff. We also thank everyone who bought tickets or auction items or donated through the paddle raise or auction website.
To our corporate sponsors, 4Cs donors and everyone who contributed hospitality items to our event, we appreciate your generosity -- thank you for supporting our school!
Finally, FOP acknowledges our Gala Chair, Liz Opie, and the dozens of volunteers who gave hundreds of hours to plan and pull off an amazing fundraiser for Payton.
||2018 Gala Team
LIZ OPIE, GALA CHAIR
Susan & Tom McDermott
Margot and David Rosenbaum
Kathy and Jack Salzman
Donna & Ray Whitacre
We thank our 2018 corporate sponsors!
Friends of Payton (FOP) is a parent-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID #36-4409659) that raises funds and provides volunteer assistance to support Walter Payton College Prep. Our mission is to enrich educational and extracurricular activities with outside resources to supplement the limited funding allotted to Payton through the public school system.