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Scholarship Gala

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A tradition for more than 40 years, the annual Scholarship Gala brings our community together for one memorable, exciting, and fun night in support of financial aid at Maret.

Plan to join us for this in-person event featuring our Silent and Live auction offerings, wonderful food and drink and an enchanted evening. This year's spring event will take advantage of our theme and outdoor surroundings, including a beautiful tented dinner on Maret's own back field.  

MAY 14, 2022

Reserve your spot at the most enchanted evening of the year—join us on May 14! We want to make sure to order enough signature cocktails! Every seat in the house will be great, but as always, we will give you options to request who you'd like to sit with at dinner or select to sit at a class table.

RSVP and Purchase Your Gala Tickets

SOLD OUT—"Best of Live" Raffle Tickets

No ticket required. Bidding open for Silent.
1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Old Gym.
(outdoor spaces available)


6:00-8:00 p.m.
in the Old Gym


8:15 p.m.
on the Back Field


Snacks & coffee provided as you check out and pick up winnings: ends at midnight

Health and Safety at the Gala

About the Event
Silent Auction online bidding begins Wednesday for registered guests. All in the community are invited to attend the Silent Auction Gala Preview from 1:00–3:00 on Saturday afternoon in the Old Gym. For registered guests, the Silent Auction & Cocktails portion of the evening will be held in the Old Gym and on the tented Woodley back terrace. Guests will have the option to mingle inside or outside as they bid online from wherever they are most comfortable.

The Live Auction & Dinner portion of the night will take place under a spacious tent set up under the stars on the back field. The sides of the tent will be open as much as possible, and tables will be spread out. Dinner will be seated, and food and drinks will be served to your table for everyone’s convenience. Check-out will take place in the Old Gym after the Live Auction.
A few reminders:
  1. We expect that all attendees will be up to date with their vaccinations (primary vaccination series plus one booster if eligible).
  2. Anyone feeling at all unwell (including recent onset of a sore or scratchy throat, slight headache, or increased or worsening congestion) should stay home.
  3. Attendees with a COVID-positive individual in their household may attend if they
    • receive a negative result on a rapid antigen test taken the day of the Gala
    • AND wear a mask while in the Old Gym for the silent auction.

Please reach out to our nurses if you have any further questions. And, of course, all are welcome to wear a mask if they choose. Additional masks will be available at check in.

Questions about the Gala? Contact Director of Constituent Relations Chanelle Blackwell at or call 202-939-2463.


  • 25% of students at Maret receive financial aid
  • 100% of Maret students benefit from being part of an equitable and inclusive community full of diverse and talented students
  • 100% of Gala proceeds support financial aid
  • 20% of financial aid budget is raised from the Gala

Enchanted Garden Gala Committee:

Gala Chair: Ann Rakestraw
Live Co-Chairs: Katherine McCarron and Tameka President
Silent Chair: Renee Footer 
Decorations Co-Chairs: Bob and Erika Braddock
Sponsorship and Ads Co-Chairs: Claudia Meer, Tammy Horn, Eshauna Smith
Event Planning and Dinner Co-Chairs: Anna Haglund & Lindsay Kagin
Wine and Spirits Co-Chairs: Roshni Ghosh and Andrea Tokheim 


Thank You, Sponsors!

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