Why should I attend?
By attending, you are supporting The Out-of-Door Academy and our students, faculty and staff. Funds raised by the Banyan Ball/Bash are used to support existing programs such as faculty professional development, technology, athletics, the arts and facility enhancements. Additionally, proceeds from the event help grow our endowment and help to support the tuition assistance program.
How will this event be different from past events?
The Banyan Ball/Bash is designed to be an opportunity to enjoy mingling and catching up with Out-of Door friends and families while at the same time raising funds for our school.
What is the difference between the Banyan Ball and the Banyan Bash?
The Banyan Ball is a formal event held every so often to celebrate big achievements in the life of the school. The last Banyan Ball was held in 2015 to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of The Out-of-Door Academy. Held more regularly, the Banyan Bash is a more relaxed version of the Ball. Leave your tux at home for the Bash and join your friends to celebrate and support ODA!
What is the suggested attire for The Banyan Bash? The Banyan Ball?
Banyan Bash suggested attire: Ladies - Cocktail dresses/pant suits and sensible shoes for your comfort on the lawn. Gentlemen - Dress slacks, jackets, no tie required. Please, no denim.
Banyan Ball suggested attire: Ladies - formal evening wear and sensible shoes for your comfort on the lawn. Gentlemen - Black Tie.
Sounds like fun! How can I help each year?
Sponsorship is a great way to advertise your business, while providing the necessary underwriting needed for the event. We also would like for you to consider donating a unique auction item, examples may include a case of wine, your second home or gift certificates to local merchants to top off one of our auction items. If you are interested in supporting the event or have more questions, please contact Amy Towery at email@example.com.
Whether a Ball or a Bash, we hope you will join us to celebrate all that is Out-of-Door!