Tall Oak Gala
Our largest fundraiser and community event of the year, the Tall Oak Gala, started in 2008 to bring families together and show support for Oak Farm Montessori School (OFMS). Over the years, the event has grown to include current and past parents, grandparents, community members, and alumni who collectively raise funds to keep the Montessori philosophy flourishing in Northeast Indiana.
This year we have had to cancel our event due to the unavailability of our venue. But never fear, we are introducing our first ever Gala party at the school; Gilligan’s Island…Stranded, Plan C! The Wellness Center will be your destination for an afternoon of fun. On Friday, February 18th your entire family, including children, are invited to our first ever Preview Party! We will have appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages available for you to enjoy while you peruse the Classroom/Specials’ Projects & Live Auction items, have a photo opp on the raft at sea, take a seat to watch the student montage video, and register to bid.
While the gala may be cancelled, our ability to come together as a community and show our love for the Montessori philosophy will not waiver. Join us and support the school that provides a Montessori environment that inspires children to reach their potential; today and every day. We cannot do this without you!
All of the donations and bidding will be done through our mobile bidding website this year. You can start at the Preview Party if you wish, and then finish from the comfort of your own home on Saturday evening. Feel free to even gather some friends that evening to raise the energy and celebrate Oak Farm Montessori School.
Funds from the Tall Oak Gala directly impact our students and faculty at OFMS. Each dollar is reinvested to fulfill our mission of, “Providing a Montessori environment that inspires children to reach their potential through meaningful work”. This could include the purchase of classroom materials, expansion of the outdoor learning spaces, professional development for faculty or general operating expenses; regardless, the students of OFMS benefit!
A special thank you goes out to all of our corporate sponsors who continually invest in our school, believe in our work, and are passionate about Montessori education. Please see a full list of sponsors on our Financial Support page.
Save the date for the 15th Annual Tall Oak Gala on Saturday, February 26, 2023!
Contact Nicole Lowe if you would like to be involved.