Virtual Gala Night 2021

ISP’s premier social event of the year will go ahead this year – virtually on 8 May 2021! 

The Virtual Gala Night will bring the ISP Community together and celebrate 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

 

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

While we can’t get together in person, the evening promises to be no less entertaining than our traditional annual fundraising gala including: 

  • 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 sharing the impact of their ISP education 
  • Silent and live auction with fantastic gifts
  • Drinks Included – 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
  • Special Gala Menu for home delivery from Zátiší (to be ordered separately). An exclusive link to order the special Gala menu will be sent after you purchase your family ticket
  • 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 contains a fantastic array of auction prizes, courtesy of our generous donors who are listed below.

The Silent Auction is open for everyone from May 1st to 8th (no fees or commissions)

How to take part:

Firstly, you need to create an account on the Artslimit platform. As part of the sign up process, you do not need to fill in your bank details or ID. You will need to submit ONLY the ISP logo as an “identification document,” which can be found here. Please follow this link to create an account.

You will then receive an email to confirm your registration was successful. Artslimit will then take a few minutes to verify your account before you can start bidding. To start bidding on the ISP Auction dedicated page, please follow this link. Then the fun begins!

How to bid on an item:

To start bidding you have to select the maximum amount you are willing to pay and the system will outbid anyone until that maximum limit is reached. You will be notified about every change by emails from Artslimit and you can modify your limit anytime.

– Once registered, you can start bidding for any of the items as part of the Silent Auction, which will close Saturday, May 8th at 19:30, just before the live Gala evening launch at 20:00.
– A small selection of the Silent Auction items will go into the Live Auction at the ISP Virtual Gala event on May 8th. Please purchase your family ticket for the Gala by May 3rd to make sure you secure your desired item.

The ISP Advancement Office will contact winning bidders regarding payment and collection of all Auction items following the Virtual Gala Night. For more information or clarifications, please contact the Advancement Office (advancement@isp.cz)

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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