ISP’s premier social event and fundraiser
Saturday, 13 May, 2023, 16:00 – 23:00
The ISP Gala is the highly-anticipated annual event benefiting the ISP Scholarship Programme.
Join us for an elegant evening with remarkable performers, music, dancing, and a live auction, all in the spirit of creating transformative educational opportunities for students in need.
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the American Embassy, we are delighted that the event will be held at the US Ambassador’s Residence, Petschek Villa, and co-hosted by the newly appointed US ambassador, His Excellency, Bijan Sabet. For more information about this magnificent location, read here.
The ISP Gala Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming you to this one-of-a-kind event and promises an inspiring and entertaining evening.
- Bella Adamova, an award-winning contralto singer and an ISP Alumna, Class of 2010, will be performing with the pianist, Ahmad Hedar.
- Jan Smigmator, a leading contemporary Czech swing and jazz performer, music producer, and a graduate of the Prague Conservatory.
- Jim Cusumano, an accomplished recording artist, rock-n-roll musician, entertainer, leader, business expert, entrepreneur and an ISP parent!
- Kathleen Farris (Morales), an ISP parent and an incredibly talented singer-songwriter and the lead singer of FARRIS Band.
- Suzanne Higgins, our Elementary Music teacher and a professional saxophonist on the Prague jazz scene and Sonja, a Grade 5 Student.
- Lawrence Hrubes, our IB Theory of Knowledge teacher, who has performed at many ISP events over the years.
- Live auction entertainment hosted by Nancy Braun & Stacey Maire, our Middle and Upper School Drama teachers.
- DJ Tim Otis, a well-known DJ, radio broadcaster and the host of the popular radio show “High Fidelity” on Radio 1.
- And other surprises…
Catering by the US Ambassador’s Residence Chef and Foodway Catering.
Cocktail bar by Manifesto, wines from Obelisk winery, beer from Únětický Brewery, Italian Dry Wine Spritz by Palerma, soft drinks by Coca-Cola.
Black Tie / Floral Chic
Full price ticket: 7,500 CZK per person
Purchase your tickets using the following methods:
- Bank Transfer – mark your name and “2023 ISP Gala” – Account no: 1387361963/2700, variable symbol: 202302
- QR code for internet banking
Physical tickets are not issued. Once you have purchased your ticket, your names will be added to the guest list. For security reasons, all guests must present photo identification for entry to Petschek Villa.
2023 ISP Gala attendees should be aware that the total price of entry is split into “ticket” and “donation” categories for accounting reasons. This means that of the price of attending the event, 2,650 CZK is classified as a “ticket” or the cost of organising the event, and the remaining is classified as a “donation” towards the ISP Scholarship Fund. The event is organised under the Public Collection Number: S-MHMP/515652/2018, registered with the Prague City Hall (Magistrát hl. m. Prahy).
The ISP Scholarship Programme offers life-changing opportunities to exceptionally talented local students for whom an ISP education would be out of financial reach. Our goal is to empower these students to reach their full potential and join our community of curious, competent, compassionate, changemakers.
ISP greatly benefits from our fantastic scholarship students, who not only add to the socioeconomic diversity in our school but also bring vitality and excellence to our community. Read more here.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we will have one-of-a-kind experiences and unique items available during our live and silent auction.
We are still adding to our list of auction donors. Please check back soon for a complete list of the many wonderful donors joining the 2023 ISP Gala.
Full listing of 2023 ISP Auction donors:
Artěl Glass Llc
Boutique Hotel Klarov Prague
CNSO (Czech National Symphony Orchestra)
Dr. Chip Kimball
Dr. Eric Sturm, Upper School Principal
Flamingos – online slovenská škola
Four Seasons hotels and resorts
Galerie Jakubská – Alexandr Onishenko
Giannina Di Leonardo
Hotel The Julius
|Korean restaurant Praha Matzip|
Kratina family + Jakub Splavec
Michelle Juhasz, Middle School Principal
Paprika Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Petra Guhl – Board of the Aikido School
POP Hair Salon
Rineke and Ronald Dasbach
Simax, Glass that Lasts
Tenis Centrum Mandlik
The Face Place
The Lobkowicz family
The Mozart Hotel Prague
The Renata’s Nemo Swimming School
Thomas International School of Music
Veronika & Matthew Duras
Villa Giardino Bol
WOW Black Light Theater
Thank you for the support of our generous sponsors who contributed financially or in-kind to the costs associated with organising the 2023 ISP Gala.
ANNA LUKYANOVA (for sponsoring the photo booth)
KRATINA FAMILY (for sponsoring the wines from Obelisk winery)
YASEMIN, Grade 10, and Mr. LYLE BOBYK, ISP Technology Coach (for designing the invitation)
Michal “boodya” Budinský (for sponsoring Gala video production)
Thank you to the Corporate Donors who support the ISP Scholarship Programme