Shepherd Elementary School PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year – the 19th Annual Spring Gala and Auction – will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at Jinya @ Walter Reed, located at 1155 Dahlia St. This year's event will honor Shepherd's teachers and staff and will feature Jinya specialty small plates and wine, beer, and cocktails. Our main event for the evening will be our silent auction, which will feature a variety of items such as class projects, themed baskets, and donated items from local businesses! We hope to raise over $60,000 this year to support Shepherd's academic and enrichment programs, which will ensure Shepherd has sufficient resources to remain one of the finest DC public schools serving PK3 to 5th grade students.

Shepherd Elementary School is in its 9th decade of providing quality public education to the diverse population of elementary students in the Shepherd Park, Colonial Village, and North Portal Estates neighborhoods of Washington, DC. It is one of the few DC public schools to have achieved accreditation for its International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program for students aged 3 to 12. Shepherd's dedicated staff strives to develop inquisitive, international-minded learners who think globally and act compassionately.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to hosting you for a fun-filled night to support our school!

Thank you to SarahMApple Photography for photographing the 19th Annual Spring Gala!



Thanks to the generosity of community businesses, our 2023 Gala event earned $60,000, enabling Shepherd's PTO to fund the purchase and installation of new audio-visual equipment for Shepherd Elementary's multipurpose room.

Your fully tax-deductible contribution is a great opportunity to introduce your business to hundreds of Shepherd families and their friends. Details regarding special recognition for Sponsors according to level of support can be found below. Contact Shepherd's Gala Committee if you have any additional questions about Sponsorships.

Show your support of Shepherd's educational mission –
click here to purchase a Sponsorship today!
  • Premier placement of business logo or sponsor name on all event signage
  • Full-page advertisement or message in the event program
  • Opportunity to speak at the event for 5 minutes
  • Social media recognition for business
  • Business logo or sponsor name included prominently featured on the auction website (e.g., mobile “splash” page feature or “title sponsor”)
    and on the Shepherd Elementary School website through December 31st, 2024

Join the Party and Donate!

Interested in organizing a sign-up party for Shepherd families or students?
Want to donate a week at your vacation home or tickets to a local sporting event? 
Just complete our simple online donation form!

And, most importantly, we want to see you at the Gala!
Don't miss out on "early bird" reduced rate general admission tickets and
VIP ticket packages now through March 18th.

Even if you can't join in person, you can still join in the fun!
Visit the Handbid site and register to bid for items in our silent auction.

Buy Tickets & Register to Bid!

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsorship Families!

Archer Family
Arellano Family
Benedetti Family
Beridon Family
Biddle-Rodney Family
Bien-Aime Family
Bingham-Snyder Family
Bowie Family
Brumbaugh Family
Cooper Family
Daly Family
Dominis-Bazira Family
Fadirepo Family

Faulman-Coffey Family
Flemming Family
Frias Family
Harrison Family
Hayes Family
Henderson Family
Howard Family
Ju Family
Ma-Holdridge Family
Maiers-Woods Family
Mainor Family
Martin Family
Mbeleg Family
Messing Family

Molseed-Foley Family
Nguyen-Stevens Family
Ponder Family
Rijmen Family
Robinson-Head Family
Rollins Family
Romine Family
Schmidt Family
Singh Family
Snyder-Johnson Family
Thomas Family
Walejko-Markham Family
White Family
Zettle-Kreisberg Family