M Philanthropy

Glitz, Glamour, and Giving - MIS Fundraising Gala 2024

The MIS campus wonderland has expanded by two new builds since 2022. To help support these builds, MIS organized two glitzy fundraising galas. The first gala in 2022 successfully raised over €350,000 for the Fitness and Athletics Building (FAB) initiative, while also contributing €10,000 to the Munich children's charity, Münchner Herz. Our second fundraising gala was in September of 2023 at Nymphenburg Palace. Favoring a more intimate venue compared to 2022, the gala raised an impressive €205,000 for the Learning NeXus, thanks to the unwavering support of the MIS community.
MIS’s Capital Campaign Committee initiated the idea of hosting fundraising galas for specific initiatives. The highlight of each gala is the live auction, the auction items themselves are generously donated by members of the MIS community. The challenge in curating the selection of auction items is to provide lucky MIS families with one-of-a-kind art such as Andy Warhol pieces, historic memorabilia, and exclusive experiences such as paddock club tickets for the Formula 1 in Barcelona, an adventurous evening shooting course at a clandestine location, sailboat racing on Lake Garda, a survival training session led by a renowned Green Beret instructor, a romantic candlelight dinner at the Neuschwanstein Castle, among others.
The MIS Fundraising Gala held in September 2022 at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich was an unforgettable evening, attended by over 220 guests. In 2023, the MIS Fundraising Gala relocated to the majestic Nymphenburg Palace, drawing a full house of attendees. The enchanting weather complemented the event's ambiance, held amidst the picturesque gardens of Schloss Nymphenburg, with a breathtaking amber sunset serving as a backdrop.
Dr. Benedikt Franke, Board Member and Chairman of the Capital Campaign reflects on last year's gala, describing it as "truly inspirational, fostering such a strong sense of community and belonging. This is a terrific opportunity to support the school's mission while mingling in an elegant, intimate setting with MIS parents, alumni, administrators, and school leadership. The deep sense of community and passion for MIS was felt throughout the evening. It is a fabulous event that you definitely don't want to miss!"
Looking ahead, the 2024 Fundraising Gala promises to be an extraordinary affair, scheduled for Friday, 13 September 2024 at the Rosewood.  The venue is a prestigious new hotel in the heart of Munich, formerly the headquarters of the State Bank of Bavaria. Proceeds from this year's Gala will support the new Scholarship Programme initiative.
Attendees can anticipate an evening filled with captivating entertainment, a thrilling live auction, pulsating beats from a DJ, lively dancing, delectable cuisine, and refreshing beverages. We invite you to make a difference while attending the most fabulous event of the year. Purchase your tickets today!
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