Auction & Gala of The Katherine Thomas School Parent Association
It began in 2005, with a vision for a social event where teachers, staff, parents and supporters of The Katherine Thomas School (KTS) could mingle and make a meaningful impact on funding classroom wish lists.
KTS parents Mary Rill & Shelly Bogasky planned the first soiree by transforming the KTS gymnasium into a beautiful, starry Parisian night ... and the premiere KTSPA auction & gala was born! The Parent Association has never looked back. Henceforth, this annual auction & gala has supplemented the educational program of KTS's model special education program.
Past Auction & Gala Chairs
✿ 2005–2006 ✿ Mary Rill & Shelly Bogasky
✿ 2006–2007 ✿ Mary Rill & Shelly Bogasky
✿ 2007–2008 ✿ Shelly Bogasky
✿ 2008–2009 ✿ Pat Bailey
✿ 2009–2010 ✿ Cara Tommer
✿ 2010–2011 ✿ Christine Giraudo, Susan Greif & Karen Beveridge
✿ 2011–2012 ✿ Julie van der Poel
✿ 2012–2013 ✿ Sheila Novak
✿ 2013–2014 ✿ Stacy De La O
✿ 2014–2015 ✿ Stacy De La O
✿ 2015–2016 ✿ Stacy De La O & Dani Fofanah
✿ 2016–2017 ✿ Sarah Barpoulis & Heather Gartman
Thank you for what you started, Mary and Shelly!
Past Proceeds in Action
2016: The KTSPA 10th auction benefit raised $51,579 in support sensory play and shade structures.
2015: The KTSPA 9th auction benefit raised $35,603 in support of more classroom technology resources, including smart boards and audio-visual learning aids, such as teacher voice amplification (FM) systems.
2014: The KTSPA 8th auction benefit raised $34,266 in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) resources. Check out these stories from the KTS High school and from the KTS Lower & Middle schools.
2013: The KTSPA 7th auction benefit raised $31,903 to fund new laptops, with a significant impact. This impactful video shows how KTS students benefited from the generosity of so many who supported the auction.
KTSPA 11th Annual Auction Benefit
Saturday, March 11, 2017
6 – 9 pm
Johns Hopkins University —
Montgomery County Campus*
9605 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
The Katherine Thomas School (KTS)
Since 1995, KTS has enabled students with moderate to severe learning differences meet her/his full potential. Serving children in pre-school through 12th grade, KTS prides itself on understanding and meeting the learning needs of each student including their unique academic, social, and emotional challenges. By customizing curriculum through creative, multisensory, and research-based programs, KTS develops reading, writing, math and organization skills, and cultivates a life-long love of learning.
KTS is a program of The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC), a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization founded in 1950 in Rockville, MD that annually serves more than 2,200 children and adults with a wide range of special needs. TLC’s mission is to improve the lives and expand possibilities for these individuals through offering a family of services within one organization.
Visit the Katherine Thomas School website to learn more!
KTSPA Auction Benefit Co-chairs and Parent Volunteers
Sarah Barpoulis firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Gartman email@example.com
TLC Director of Development
Teresa Witt firstname.lastname@example.org
The Treatment and Learning Centers
The Katherine Thomas School
TAX ID: 52–0607924
9975 Medical Center
Rockville, MD 20850