What is Starlight?

The Starlight Auction + Gala is one of Claire Lilienthal’s biggest social fundraising events of the school year. Through this event, the CLPTA directly funds important enrichment and student-support programs such as Technology, Outdoor Science Education, Literacy, Arts & Music Education, Physical Education, School Library, and Green Schoolyard. The mainstays of the event are the Silent Auction and the Live Auction, Count Me Ins (CMIs), Teacher Treasures (TT), Class Quilts (K-2nd grade classes) and Class Projects (3rd-8th grade classes).

What is a Count Me In (CMI)?

Count-Me-Ins (CMI) are fun, community-building events hosted and paid for by one or more CL families. The host families determine the number of people to “buy in” to their event and event dates are preset, so purchasers can plan in advance. CMI’s are sold at a set price, not bid upward like silent or live auction items. The CMI’s can be geared toward the families of one classroom, grade level, or open to the entire school community. Events can be for kids, adults or families and they can be simple, unique or extravagant - most importantly, they are a good time! For more information on CMIs, please click here.

Why should I be a Corporate Sponsor?

As a business owner, a Starlight Corporate Sponsorship is a great opportunity to advertise your business to our entire student-parent body, as well as thousands of prospective parents visiting our PTA website (our school provides tours to 1,000 prospective parents every year!). Your sponsorship also provides targeted marketing to 450+ guests during the Starlight Auction + Gala. There are many levels of sponsorship to choose from and best all, your contribution can be a tax deduction because CLPTA (Tax ID# 0094-2954256) is a 501(c) (3) organization. Click here for more information on how you can become a Corporate Sponsor.

How can I be a Family Sponsor?

Being a Family Sponsor is a great way to participate in our Starlight Auction + Gala, whether or not you are able to attend. There are many levels of sponsorship to choose from. Click here to see which level is right for you.  

What is a Teacher Treasure (TT)?

Teacher Treasures are events sponsored and hosted by our beloved teachers. These events are priceless memories for our children who love to spend time with their teachers outside of school. All proceeds from Teacher Treasures go directly to our school. Events can take place anytime during the school year. Click here for more information. 

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