Carpe Diem! 

Join us at a feast fit for the gods at A Night On Mount Olympus Gala on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Courtyard by Marriott Grand Ballroom. Don your best semi-formal attire with your own Midas touch or Pandora's Box of costumes! Party like the ancients at our own symposium, complete with banquet, music, wine, and entertainment. Bring your friends and participate in our live and silent auctions and philosophize the night away like Plato and Aristotle.

Tables will sell out this year, so conquer procrastination like the mighty Heracles in the Augean Stable and reserve your seats now. As Cicero warned Atticus, "I might achieve everything if I hurry--if I procrastinate, I lose."

The Gala is pivotal to supporting our financial aid and scholarship programs and also helps us meet our annual operating budget. We greatly appreciate our community, dedicated sponsors, donors, and volunteers who come together to make it possible for City Garden School to bring an educational experience inspired by Waldorf methods to the children of mid-Missouri. 

There are many ways to be involved with the Gala. You may choose to be a Gala Sponsor and receive a host of benefits, such as VIP seating and advertising perks. Or you may want to Underwrite a portion of the gala to ensure that all the proceeds go to benefit CGS students directly. Underwriting is 100% tax-deductible. Sponsorship and Underwriting opportunities are limited, be as wise as Athena and choose your path early.

Your donation makes our silent and live auctions a success. All donors are recognized throughout the night and also in all advertising leading up to the event. No donation is too large or too small. The auction is a success because of its variety. Are you interested in contributing an auction item on behalf of your business or family?

Examples of donations include:

Please choose one of the links below for more information on donating to Tales from the Garden 2023 -- A Night on Mount Olympus. Thank you for supporting CGS, and we will be ready for a night of Helenic merriment on April 21, 2023! If you have any questions, contact Jessi Musick (CGS Fundraising Chair).

Your name (or business name) will appear in our publications when you donate items or gifts certificates to be auctioned.

Sponsorship opportunities provide you (or your company) excellent exposure and benefits leading up to the gala and at the event.

Underwriters of a portion of the gala are recognized on the gala webpage, social media, and signage at the event. Underwriting is 100% tax deductible. 

2023 Tales from the Garden Gala Sponsors

Golden Age Sponsors ($10,000)

Zeus & Hera Sponsors ($5,000)

Hercules Sponsors ($2,500)

Pegasus Sponsors ($1,500)

Teacher Table Sponsors

Specialty Sponsors

Official Auctioneer

Centerpieces Sponsor

Special Sponsor

Auction Donors

American Eagle Outfitters

Kendra Scott

Club Car Wash

Six Flags

Como Picnics

Let's Roam

Abe Wilks

Nourish Cafe & Market

Molli Nichols

Antics Crafts -- Ann Marie Long

Flynn & Stone

Betz Jewlers

Follow this link to the GALLERY of photos from the Forest Fairy Tales Gala 2022. Photos taken by Will Jackson Photography.