Virtual Gala Night 2021

ISP’s premier social event of the year took place virtually on 8 May 2021! 

The Virtual Gala Night brought the ISP Community together and celebrated two causes close to our school’s heart – raising funds for ISP Scholarships and awareness about Happy Caravan school in Thermopyles Refugee Centre in Greece!

One Night, Two Missions:

ISP Scholarships &

Happy Caravan School for Refugees

 

ISP student and parent change-makers teamed up to fundraise for transformational educational opportunities!

While the community couldn’t get together in person, the evening was no less entertaining than our traditional annual fundraising gala and included: 

  • Performance from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with a dedicated introduction from Chief Conductor, Steven Mercurio
  • Exclusive Gala-only musical performances by ISP students and staff led by Mr. Chapman and Mr. Ethridge, and alumna Mrs. Hana Chelberg, coloratura soprano singer
  • Upper School student change-maker presentations and appearance from Happy Caravan founder Alaa Eddin Janid
  • Alumni scholars shared the impact of their ISP education 
  • Silent and live auction with fantastic gifts
  • Drinks – Two bottles of speciality Gedevani Georgian Wine, Welcome Cocktails from Manifesto Market, Pilsen Urquell Beer (the very best beer in the Czech Republic) and soft drinks by Coca-Cola
  • A Special Gala Menu for home delivery from Zátiší 
  • Bonus prize for the best dressed – you may want to model your look on someone famous!
  • Surprise appearance from a special guest.

Dress Code: Evening Wear with Slippers!

The Virtual Gala Night Committee: Tatiana Eichler (Chair), Vazil Hudak (Co-Chair), Kelly Esparza, Anna Lukyanova, Charlotte Petersen, Marta Spurna, Blanka Smith, Andrea Wiant and Jana Žantovská

ISP Scholarships

The Scholarship Program at ISP provides transformational opportunities for deserving local students for whom an ISP education would otherwise be out of financial reach.

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. All our scholars continue their education and go to university on another scholarship and go on to lead healthy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives, contributing responsibly to our changing world!

To read about what our Scholarship students went on to achieve after leaving ISP, read their stories:

Victoria, Class of 2017

Lucie, Class of 2006

ISP Scholarships

Happy Caravan

ISP has an official partnership with a growing educational organization, Happy Caravan, which every day makes a tangible difference in the lives of refugee children and we are eager to support this through our fundraising efforts!

Happy Caravan brings a safe, secure, and transformative school program to refugee children in Greece, at the Thermopylae Refugee Center in Lamia and the Malakasa Refugee Camp.

The Partnership recently won an International School Award in the ‘International Impact’ category, which showcases the ISP’s affection and commitment to the partnership. Check out a student-produced video about the partnership here. Read one ISP student's Happy Caravan story here and more information about the partnership here.

Happy Caravan

Tickets

You can secure your family’s ticket, which are priced 3000 CZK, for this unique fun event. The first 50 tickets sold automatically enter a draw for several unique prizes! 

  • Bank Transfer – mark your name and “Virtual Gala Night” – Account no: 1387361963/2700
  • QR code for internet banking:

Ticket Price includes drinks – Two bottles of speciality Georgian Wine, Welcome Cocktails from Manifesto Market, Beer and Soft drinks

The Zátiší Group has prepared a Special Gala 3 Course Menu for home delivery at 450 CZK per person (to be ordered separately). 

Auction

The Virtual Gala Night program contained a fantastic array of auction prizes, courtesy of our generous donors who are listed below.

Auction Donors

  • Advantage Cars
  • Antonín Barák & Vladimír Šmicer
  • Bakeshop
  • Balon Servis
  • Biofarm Košík
  • Canadian Medical
  • Chateau Mcely
  • Cloetta Slovakia s.r.o.
  • Foto Skoda
  • Gallery KODL
  • Galerie Jakubská
  • Gedevani s.r.o.
  • Hana Chelberg (ISP Parent)
  • IMK Organics
  • Jana Kyriakou (ISP Parent)
  • Jim Cusumano (ISP Parent)
  • Junko d. Photography
  • Lego
  • Merlin Jahodová (ISP Parent)
  • Monika Ovčaří, Rudolf Jan Ovčaří (ISP Alumni), Golf Resort Telč
  • Nestlé Česko s.r.o.
  • Pavel Mráz (ISP Parent)
  • Plant for the Planet
  • Pony Garden Nebušice
  • Profimed
  • Radek Kubina
  • Richard & Michaela Seewald, Vogue CS
  • Simona & Petr Dzurcovi (ISP Parents)
  • Sportisimo
  • Tatiana Eichler (ISP Parent)
  • Tenis Centrum Mandlík
  • Thomas International School of Music & Dance
  • Václav Havel Library
  • Villa Giardino, heritage boutique hotel Bol, Croatia
  • William Jalloul (ISP Alum)

Experiences offered by the ISP Community

  • Anonymous Donor
  • Jason Bell (Upper School Physical Education Teacher)
  • Robert Bohat (Upper School EAL Teacher)
  • Jeremy Chapman (Upper School Music Teacher)
  • Patrick Frape (ISP Tech Coach)
  • Kateřina & Milan Kratina (ISP Parents)
  • Vivi Lanzarotti (ISP Alumna)
  • Joe Monks (ISP Activities Director)
  • Lily Lee (ISP Alumna)
  • Elizabeth Perry (ISP Tech Coach)
  • Igor Popstefanija (Upper School Computer Science Teacher)
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
  • Cameron Stauch (ISP Parent & Chef)
  • Rich Thornley (ISP Chemistry Teacher)
  • Joe Monks (Activities Director)
  • Upper School Students – Community Service Club
  • Upper School Students – Happy Caravan Club

ISP Scholarship recipient Tereza Kaplanová (Class of ‘10) said,

“ISP really transformed me into an international citizen keen to tackle global challenges. Ultimately, ISP led me pursue a degree in the UK at Cambridge, start working in international development and dedicate my career to providing assistance to countries affected by poverty, wars and crises”. 

Virtual Gala Night attendees should be aware that the total price of entry is split into “ticket” and “contribution” categories for accounting reasons.

This breakdown means that of the price of attending the event, 3000 CZK, 2,200 CZK is classed as a “contribution” to Scholarships at ISP, whereas 800 CZK is classified as “ticket” or the cost of staging the event. 

Public Collection Number: S-MHMP/515652/2018, registered with the Prague City Hall (Magistrát hl. m. Prahy)

Corporate Donors

 

For more information on how to become a Corporate Donor to the ISP Scholarship Program see here or email advancement@isp.cz 

 

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