With your support, Night Out with Friends is officially SOLD OUT for 2022.  

If you would like to be added to a waiting list, in case of a cancellation, please e-mail nowfgala@gmail.com.  

The event is at capacity. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

You are cordially invited to the Parents Association signature springtime fundraiser event, a safe gathering of Friends School parents and caregivers, faculty, staff and alumni. Support this year's theme, raise awareness about sustainability and minimize our event footprint while enjoying cocktails, dinner and dancing. Been a while since you shook your groove thang? Come, mingle and dance the night away.

Sustainable Soirée
Saturday, April 9th 2022
7- 11 pm

Accelerator Space 
417 Benninghaus Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21212

One of the things that we have realized over this pandemic is that it is our community that sustains us.  Come and join us for a safe re-connection with our community.

To keep everyone protected, the FSPA NOWF Committee will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test (within 48 hours) for all participants attending Night Out with Friends: Sustainable Soirée.  For more information on our COVID protocol and how we will keep our community safe at our gathering, please visit here.

You won’t want to miss the silent auction, which will feature a variety of student creations, getaways and baskets. #NOWF2022

Tickets on SOLD OUT!
Parent/Alumni/Supporter 
$125 per person

Faculty/Staff and 1 guest 
$50 per person

Buy your tickets by March 11th
*Early Bird Discount: $100 per person before 2/25*
 

All proceeds from the evening, including $35 of every full price Parent/Alumni/Supporter ticket, support the Friends School Wish List and our children. The Friends School 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.

Silent Auction

We are so excited to announce the opening of our Sustainable Soirée silent auction.  

Everyone in the community can participate on their own device - either at the venue or from the comfort of your home!

Register to bid via text 

1. Text 2022NOWF to 76278. 
2. Follow the prompts from the texts received. 

OR Register to bid via the website

1. Visit https://2022NOWF.givesmart.com  
2. Click Register to Participate & create an Account. 
3. Check the Text Messages box (for bids, purchases, and event announcements). 
4. Click Create my GiveSmart Account & Click Ok within the All Set Message to complete Registration. 

This year’s items include a private museum tour, custom T-shirts, student decorated furniture and so much more. Check back frequently to see what’s new - only a few items will be released for active bidding each day. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Below are available sponsorships:

  • Wind Farm Fan $5,000
    8 event tickets, contribution towards Friends School Wish List, recognition as a top event sponsor and premium placement of your company logo on NOWF website and on site at event, recognition in the FSPA newsletter, named table at event, recognition of company by Emcee.

  • Solar Power Mover $2,500
    6 event tickets, contribution towards Friends School wish list, company logo on NOWF website and on site at event, recognition in the FSPA newsletter, named table at event.

  • Force of Nature  $1,000
    4 event tickets, contribution towards Friends School wish list, company logo on NOWF website and on site at event, recognition in the FSPA newsletter.

  • Net Zero Hero  $500
    2 event tickets, company logo on NOWF website and on-site, recognition in the FSPA newsletter.

  • Carbon Neutral $250
    Company logo on NOWF website and on site at event, recognition in the FSPA newsletter.

What is the attire for Sustainable Soirée?
Our NOWF soirée is sustainably chic. Shed your quarantine cocoon and emerge dressed to impress! No need to drag out your ball gown or tux; re-wear your favorite party attire and get ready to get down on the dance floor! From organic cotton to recycled materials to local designers to ThredUp, we look forward to seeing how you bring eco-fashion to life.

Visit Redeux (high-end consignment shop behind FSB- Open Tue-Sat  10-5pm) & 10% goes back to the school.

Stop by Illicit Rag Vintage any time and mention “Sustainable Soirée” to get 10% off some festive clothing for NOWF!

About the caterer  
A certified green caterer, Rouge Catering has a keen focus on sustainability. And reducing their carbon footprint.  Learn more about their green initiatives. Chef Soudry skillfully combines over 35 years of professional experience with his native French culinary training with locally sourced growers to deliver fresh and innovative cuisine.

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.

Thank you to the NOWF planning committee: Tawanna Kane, Jenn Taylor, Vivian Sund, Shareka Weaver, Zaje Harrell, Yvette Corley, Megan Isennock, Kamini Reddy, Beth Walk.

Thank you to NOWF 2022 Sponsors

 

Any questions and to help out with NOWF - please contact us!

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

 **Tickets are nonrefundable.  In the unlikely event that NOWF needs to be canceled, participants will be contacted to determine whether they want to donate the full amount of their event tickets/sponsorship to the Friends School Wish List or would like a full refund.  The PA will refund 100% of the ticket price paid to those parents who request a refund. Even if the event is canceled, the Silent Auction will still be held online and all money raised will be donated to the School's Wish List.*

How is our Soirée Sustainable?  

We will be...

  • minimizing paper usage
  • utilizing seasonal produce
  • locally sourcing food
  • decorating with reusable materials 
  • creating take-away plant decor
  • planning in advance for a more accurate guest count to minimize food waste
  • composting food waste
  • using recycled goods whenever possible
  • providing an engaging way for guests to learn about how they can reduce their carbon footprint

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.


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