A Sustainable Soiree
Rescheduled Time TBD
417 Benninghaus Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21212
$120 per person

Faculty/Staff and 1 guest
$50 per person

All proceeds from the evening, including $20 of every full price Parent/Alumni/Supporter ticket, support the Friends School Wish List and our children. The Wish List contains items that are outside the School’s budget yet important to enrich the lives of our students. Many items align with our eco-conscious theme, representing zero-waste, eco-friendly products and supporting local, ethical trade. 
How is our Soirée Sustainable?
We will be...
  • going paperless
  • not using disposable products
  • utilizing seasonal produce
  • locally sourcing food
  • decorating with reusable materials
  • renting plants and trees as decor for our green event
  • planning in advance for a more accurate guest count to minimize food waste
  • encouraging the use of one glass all night (conserves water usage)
  • composting food waste
  • using recycled goods whenever possible
  • encouraging carpooling with other guests (which massively reduces the amount of vehicle emissions)
  • providing fun education about ways guests can reduce their carbon footprint
  • partnering with Green Print, who:
    • will donate 10 tons of carbon credit to offset our event. NOWF will release approximately 0.56 tons of CO2 into the air.
    • is investing in a regenerative agriculture project in Maryland and renewable energy on our behalf.

Sponsored by the Parents Association

Night Out With Friends

Due to the fact that Friends School has closed its campus through at least 4/3, this year's Night Out With Friends (NOWF) scheduled for 4/4 will be re-scheduled.

If you have already purchased tickets to NOWF you have a few options:
(Email us and let us know which you prefer)
1. We will honor those tickets at NOWF on the rescheduled date (and if that date does not end up working for you, refund you at that point in time)

2. You can choose to donate the cost of the tickets to the school’s Wish List

3. We will refund the amount of your tickets/sponsorship. 

You are cordially invited to the Parents Association signature springtime event; a gathering of Friends School parents, faculty, staff, and alumni and our annual fundraiser. Support this year's theme, raise awareness about sustainability and minimize our event footprint while enjoying cocktails, dinner, and dancing. You won’t want to miss the silent auction, which will feature themed baskets from each grade as well as a variety of other coveted items. Carbon-neutral fun is assured!  #NOWF2020

What does it mean to be sustainable?

The term “sustainability” embodies many attributes we foster and cultivate at Friends School: critical thinking about the future, collaboration with partners within and beyond our campus, and meaningful actions and behaviors that reflect our core values of simplicity, integrity, and stewardship.

The Sustainability Task Force at Friends School was formed to embrace this concept and support the school's ongoing efforts to conserve energy, reduce waste, protect our wildlife habitats, and discover opportunities to help shape current and future sustainability initiatives at Friends. Check out our school’s latest sustainability initiatives on the FS Sustainability blog.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact us to become a sponsor or select a sponsorship level on the event ticketing page.

Below are available sponsorships :
  • Green New Deal $5,000 | 8 event tickets, contribution towards faculty tickets, recognition as a top event sponsor and premium placement of your company logo on NOWF website and on-site, recognition in the FSPA newsletter
  • Recycle Renegade $2,500 | 6 event tickets, contribution towards faculty tickets, company logo on NOWF website and on-site, recognition in the FSPA newsletter
  • Master Composter $1,000 | 4 event tickets, contribution towards faculty tickets, company logo on NOWF website and on-site, recognition in the FSPA newsletter
  • Greta Thunberg Wanna-Be $500 | 2 event tickets, company logo on NOWF website and on-site, recognition in the FSPA newsletter
  • Carbon Neutral $250 | 1 event ticket, company logo on NOWF website and on-site, recognition in the FSPA newsletter

What is the attire for A Sustainable Soirée?

The dress code for the evening is festive casual. You are encouraged to wear sustainable fabrics, borrow from a friend, or simply re-wear your favorite outfit! From organic cotton to recycled materials to local designers to ThredUp, we look forward to seeing how you bring eco-fashion to life. 

Need inspiration? Stop by Redeux, a high-end women’s consignment shop right behind FSB on Lawndale Avenue, to find an outfit! Mention NOWF on Saturday, March 7 or Saturday, March 28, and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Wish List.

For other tips on how to shop sustainably, check out this Sustainable Style blog.

Did you know??

Textile recycling is a thing. You can donate clothing/textiles in ANY condition to what Towson stores?
  • H&M and Zara accept textiles/clothing in ANY condition.
What stores give you a deal on a new pair of denim when you bring in an old pair?
What major department stores are partnering with ThredUp and now getting into the used clothes business?
  • Nordstrom and Macy’s both offer a second-hand section, online and in some stores.

About the caterer  

A member of Maryland’s Green Registry, TableField is where gourmet cuisine, boutique service, and sustainability meet.  Chef Paul Dongarra provides seasonally smart locavore catering that brings fresh local ingredients to the table. 

About the venue

Located near Baltimore City’s Belvedere Square Market, Accelerator Space is a re-purposed 90-year-old auto dealership that offers a unique industrial chic design coupled with modern amenities as well as a hidden rooftop patio.

Any questions and to help out- please contact us!

Do you have sustainability questions or ideas for how Friends can become more sustainable?  Contact the Sustainability Task Force at sustainability@friendsbalt.org.

** Must be 21 years of age to attend NOWF **

Thank you to the Night Out With Friends planning committee: Kamini Reddy (Events Chair), Alexa Ralff (NOWF Chair), Jenn Taylor, Meghan Friedman, Jennifer Roberts, Shareka Weaver, Lori von Coelln, Melanie Andrews, Michelle Mele, Lisa Butz, Jo Keller, Nicole Nardone, Julia Pearson, Jen Smith, Beulah Sabundayo, Sarah Sherman, Robin Wilner, Mary Camposano, Zik DeVeaux.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Contact us to become a sponsor.

Recycle Renegade


Master Composter 

Greta Thunberg Wanna-Be 

The Law Office of Robert W. Clark, Jr.

Carbon Neutral 

Baltimore Lock & Hardware 

In-Kind Sponsors

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