On Saturday, March 11 the Shanghai American School community gathered at the Portman Ritz-Carlton to toast the Arts and raise funds for the School's annual campaign, Our Edge for Excellence. The evening began with cocktails and silent auction filled with luxury items, artwork, and special experiences donated by our generous parents, faculty, and students as attendees enjoyed the jazzy sounds of our cross-river jazz band. The performance portion of the evening kicked off with a special appearance by Mignon Xu '18 and her partner to share their award-winning ballroom dance moves before guests enjoyed dinner and the show featuring students from both our campuses. The evening concluded with raffle prizes and dancing to Rolf Becker's Big Band.
The Gala for the Arts raised over 348,000 RMB in support of Our Edge for Excellence. Thank you to our sponsors, silent auction donors, and volunteers for making the evening such a success.
Photos from the evening can be viewed and downloaded here.