The HTS Gala
“All of the students here today are the beneficiaries of donors who walked these hallways, who walked on this campus well before any of us. We are the recipients of their generosity and their kindness. I ask all of our families to continue to contribute financially to HTS, and continue to build the legacy of this school so that it lasts well beyond any of us, so that more children continue to have this experience as part of their learning journey and growth, because it’s exceptional and they deserve it.” – Helen Pereira-Raso, Head of School
Since 1998, the HTS Community has come together every two years for an evening to celebrate the school and raise funds for strategic needs to further establish the school as a leader in education. While these needs vary year to year, the common thread is providing additional programs and transformative opportunities for students, and cutting edge equipment or resources to support student learning. Join us to help to build the legacy of HTS for future generations of students.
Past HTS Galas
2018 HTS Great Gatsby Gala
The 2018 HTS Great Gatsby Gala, held on April 27, 2018, was an incredible evening full of great food, entertainment and fellowship. Not only that, the committee surpassed their fundraising goal by raising $118,000! These funds were used to purchase state-of-the-art fitness equipment for our new Di Lucia Family Fitness Centre, directly benefiting our students’ health and wellness.
Great Gatsby Gala — April 27, 2018
2016 HTS Disco Fever Gala
The 2016 Disco Fever Gala, held on April 22, 2016, was successful not only in reaching the fundraising goal of over $100,000 but also in having more than 400 guests – the largest gala in attendance in HTS history. The funds raised helped provide cutting-edge equipment for the HTS innovation labs. These funds were used to help purchase the tools and resources to spark the imagination of all our learners. In 2017, our students, staff, alumni and parents were able to start using these spaces and equipment.
Read more about the impact that these investments in our Innovation Labs made for HTS students:
“Personalized, Immersive and Engaging Experiences Thrive in Our Innovation Labs” – 2018 Corridors Magazine
“Many Paths to Growth” – 2019 Corridors Magazine
Disco Fever Gala — April 22, 2016
2014 HTS Tommy & Tammy’s Wedding Gala
Over $100,000 was raised on the night of April 25, 2014! The gala committee outdid themselves with a unique theme and secured some top-notch live auction items. Funds raised went towards updating both our Lower School and Middle and Senior School libraries into learning commons. During the gala, four incredible families came forward to launch our campaign each donating $25,000 to kick-start what was to be an incredible journey of generosity by our community.
Read more about the impact that these investments in our Learning Commons made for HTS students:
Creating a Buzz About Books, pg 39, 2015 Corridors
Tommy and Tammy’s Wedding Gala — April 25, 2014
Inspiring Greatness: Designing the Future Campaign Video