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This year, The Fay School is celebrating its 30th Anniversary honoring our founder, Marie Fay Evnochides, and her vision to create a school “where children come first.” After 30 years, this vision has evolved so that we deliberately build and educate the next generation of leaders for our world.   

Through innovative event planning, we are determined to safely celebrate this major milestone in Fay’s history. In a typical year, Fay’s fundraising would focus on two distinct endeavors: A Fall Annual Fund drive and Spring Gala. This year, to stay aligned with our safety protocols, we have planned a series of events in place of our annual gala. Notably, these events will engage all constituencies of our Fay community by including students, parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends of Fay.  

These events will culminate on April 17th during our 30th Anniversary Virtual Celebration. We will honor our founder, Marie Fay Evnochides, and raise funds that will be used to support and advance our strategic plan by allowing us to update classroom furniture, enhance outdoor learning spaces and invest in cutting-edge professional development for Fay staff. We will share more details about each event in the upcoming Fay Flyers as we progress closer to April 17th will be released in the Fay Flyer. 

Event Sponsorship and Underwriting Information

Here you will find information on how you can support the 30th Celebration Event Series.

Golf Tournament Sponsorship
The first-ever Fay School Golf Tournament will take place on Tuesday, April 13th at Memorial Park Golf Course. Tournament sponsorships range from small to large and incorporate a number of benefits for your business and tournament teams. Click here to learn more and purchase your level today!

30th Celebration Event Series Sponsorship
The Fay School has designed a series of events, in place of a traditional gala, to safely celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Click here to learn more about the sponsorships available for our event series including the virtual livestream, auction, and more.

30th Celebration Underwriting (Watch Party and Couple's Pod)
In place of our annual gala where guests would purchase tables and tickets, we are offering various levels of underwriting for our 30th Virtual Celebration. Gather those in your “pod” to enjoy one of our Watch Party options or prepare for a festive night in with one of our Couple's Pod options! This event will include a drive-thru experience to gather an amazing assortment of food (view the menu here), drinks, and even a party-in-a-box. Purchase link coming soon!

30th Anniversary Events

Fay Goes Outdoors for 30 | March 17 – April 17

Would you do 30 push-ups a day for 30 days, walk a mile for 30 days, learn to hula hoop for 30 seconds straight, or find the 30 scavenger hunt items in Buffalo Bayou Park? Gather pledges and participate in 30 of the activities provided in your Fay Goes Outdoors Menu! Prizes awarded to classes that reach 100% participation. Sign up here

Download the Fay Goes Outdoors for 30 Activity List here.

Download the Fay Goes Outdoors for 30 Scavenger Hunt here.

Chairs: Karen Farber and Caren Hayden 

Fay Day of Service with Generation Serve | March 27 - 28

Sign up for one of the service projects organized by our parent volunteers and Generation Serve. Let’s give back to our community while we celebrate our 30th!  

Register here.

Chairs: Ali Bruskoff and Leah Madof 

 

Grandparent’s and Special Friends Celebration | Early April

We want to encourage our Fay grandparents and special friends! Keep an eye out for an art project coming home in late February. Help us includeyour grandparent and/or special friend when we  send them your artwork along with a Fay care package!

Chair: Sandra Eastham

Online Auction | April 2 – April 17

Our online auction is now open! To register or make a donation, text FAY to 72727. You won’t want to miss out on items such as naming a Fay Chicken, Tootsie’s champagne, shopping, and styling, Coolsculpting, and Fay favorites such as name the drive, and more! You can also start bidding on our live auction items today. Items include an adorable and cuddly mini-golden doodle, an exclusive trip to Theorem Vineyard in Napa (an item not available to the public), and The Fay School Chicken Coop naming rights. All auction items will close on Saturday, April 17th following our live-streamed live auction during our Celebration Finale. Many thanks to our Auction Chairs, Kisha Itkin and Joanna Kornfeld! 

Visit the online auction here.

Chairs: Joanna Kornfeld and Kisha Itkin 

Golf Tournament at Memorial Park Golf Course | April 13

New, occasional, and veteran golfers are all called to Memorial Park Golf Course for Fay’s first-ever Golf Tournament! This event is open to all so be sure to invite your colleagues and friends. Memorial Park Golf Course is a PGA level course and has just been completely re-done. Register here!  

Chairs: Sami & Justin Grefe and Jenny & James Rogers 

Virtual Art Show | April 8 – April 17

Each spring, our campus is transformed by our student’s inspiring artwork. This year, through innovative planning, we continue this tradition in a virtual landscape.

This Virtual Art Show, created by Art Teacher Katherine Price and Media Specialist Dillon Hutyra, is bursting with color and creativity and we simply cannot wait for guests to arrive. Take a tour through the gallery and click on various artwork to view the student’s designs. Be sure to head upstairs to learn a bit more about our history and founder, Marie Fay Evnochides, and to see Fay Gone Wild, featuring wildlife spotted on our campus.

Visit the Art Show here.

Chair: Dana David 

The 30th Anniversary Drive Through Experience and Virtual Celebration | April 17 

Gather those in your “pod” for a backyard watch party or prepare for a festive night in! This event will include a drive-thru experience to gather an amazing assortment of food, drinks, and even a party in a box! Included will be an exquisite three-course dinner catered by famed chefs, David and Michael Cordua. View the menu here. Once you have gathered your party supplies, log on to celebrate The Fay School with our community as we transport you with memories from the last 30 years, exciting plans to lead for the next 30 years, entertainment, a live auction, and more! To become a sponsor of this event, click here. Underwriting and ticket information are available here.

Chairs: Alicia Gordy and James Spitz 

30th Anniversary Committees

Fay Goes Outdoors for 30 Committee

Chairs: Karen Farber and Caren Hayden 

Members: Asraa Rehman, Dolley Frearson, Emily Rodgers, Gabriela Smith, Jamie Dillon, Jeanette Hagan, Judy Feutrill, Kristi Taylor, Mary Rose, Melissa Velasquez, Michelle Ahuja, and Sonia Scarselli.

Virtual Art Show Committee

Chair: Dana David 

Members: Amanda Lee, Courtney Wulfe, Erica Rose, Linzi Leighton, Michelle Ahuja, Nazma Maknojia, Nilofur Alfi, Noreen Shaw, and Rahila Momin.

Day of Service with Generation Serve Committee

Chairs: Ali Bruskoff and Leah Madof 

Members: Asrra Rehman, Emily Rodgers, Gabriela Smith, Jacy Cooper, Jessica Stoner, Jody Sweed, Karl Sturm, Lauren Berger, Lauren Ziff, Linzi Leighton, Mary Rose, and Stephanie Martinez.

Grandparents Celebration Committee

Chair: Sandra Eastham

Members: Courtney Wulfe, Jody Sweed, Lauren Libby, Mary Rose, Meg Markland, Mindy Riseden, Rabia Samji, Samantha Jacobe, and Sherida Vida.

Golf Tournament Committee

Chairs: Sami & Justin Grefe and Jenny & James Rogers 

Members: Adrianne Spain, Daniel Horowitz, Emily Rodgers, Emma Lewis, Eric Allen, Jay Stewart, Kallie Miller, Katie Dwan, Libbie Libby, Lindsay Stewart, Linzi Leighton, Meg Markland, Nilofur Alfi, Robert Hearn, Samantha Jacobe, and Tod Eason.

Auction Committee

Chairs: Joanna Kornfeld and Kisha Itkin 

Members: Amanda Lee, Jamie Dillon, Lauren Chapman, and Mary Rose.

30th Anniversary Celebration Committee

Chairs: Alicia Gordy and James Spitz 

Members: Amy Keiter, Courtney Wulfe, Jody Sweed, Lauren Edlund, Mary Rose, Nancy Bostic, Shoshana Dinerstein, and Sonia Scarselli.