The Affiliates celebrated their annual benefit themed Do.Excel.Achieve. on Friday, October 5 on The Webb Schools campus. Over 300 parents, family and friends from around the world enjoyed an evening of entertainment, good food and amazing auction items.
Guests in attendance bid alongside mobile supporters on 57 unique silent auction items that included packages like: seats at Commencement, a Maui vacation and the highly coveted Day Student Parking Spot. With the help of our benefit co-chairs and volunteers, the lower field was transformed into a magical venue where guests showed their unwavering support for Webb. The highlight of the evening were 7 live auction items, one of which included a private cooking class with an accomplished chef and the Stockdales at their home; an item that sold for an astounding $18,000.
Our beloved humanities teacher, dance instructor and Dean of Students for the Junior Scholars Program Michael Szanyi spearheaded faculty contributions to the Webb Fund during the Fund-A-Need paddle raise. His efforts and the results, are a testament to how the Webb community supports our students and their ongoing success.
The Webb Schools encourages students to lead with distinction and serve with a generous spirit. This benefit is a yearly reminder of these principles in action. The evening raised over $260,000 and will help fund new technologies, improve learning spaces, and provide new possibilities for students and teachers to engage with the world.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to our co-chairs Angelique Lazier P ’20, Andrea Mitchell P ’20, ’22 and Kathie West P ’14, ’18, ’22, Affiliates President, Laura Romero P ’12, ’15, ’20 and all our volunteers and donors for making this year’s benefit a success.
To see highlights from the benefit, scroll through our Flickr account below.
Amara Berry ’12 truly embodies what it means to think boldly, mindfully and creatively. In October 2017, she was invited to give a Tedx Talk in Providence, Rhode Island, where she spoke on the legacy of her grandparents, how their work inspired her and the incredible work she is doing with our youth through The Sparkle Program.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.