Dunn School Spring Auction and Gala

Friday, March 17, 2023
Roblar Farm, Santa Ynez, CA

THANK YOU for joining us for an evening of music, elegant wines, and luxe cuisine as we showcase what has been made possible at Dunn School through generosity.

Proceeds from the live and silent auctions support our school's Financial Aid, Academic, Athletic, and Arts programs, and the paddle raise funds will go to Refugee Financial Aid and professional development for our beloved teachers. 

If you'd like to support these programs further, please consider a gift to the school's Annual Fund.

GIVE TO the annual fund 

All of us at Dunn would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to the many people who helped make the event possible.

We are so grateful to our team of dedicated volunteers, board of trustees, professional community members, and great vendors who contributed to a stunning night of celebration for our school.

If you missed our Head of School, Kalyan Balaven's inspiring poem that he performed at the Gala, please click the button below. 

What's Possible, a poem by Kalyan Balaven

Please enjoy these photos from the record-setting event!

About the Spring Auction & Gala

This year's theme "What's Possible" echoes what has become a reality thanks to the generosity of our ever-growing Dunn School community over the past year. New programming, innovation courses, upgraded facilities, additional scholarship support, professional development, and so much more!

On March 17, we asked the question what else is possible with support from our remarkable community? Our remarkable community came together to support and build stronger academic, athletic, and arts programs and more financial aid capacity. 


As of March 13, 2023

Mike Boone '79
Tina and Jonathan Grunzweig, P'20 and P'23
Ramsey Asphalt Construction Corp
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation


Stephen '89 and Lisa Dini
Brook and Billy Taylor, P'28
FLIK Independent School Dining
Santa Ynez Valley Family School


Stephane de Bord '90, P'23 and Kimberly Branagh, P'21
Day After Day Productions
Guy '76 and Molly Walker, P'05
Jackie Pace and Oscar Reyes

Bolton & Company
Sara & William Cumbelich, P'23
Randall Day and Billy Hurbaugh
Thomas T. Parker

Marguerite Polos, P'26
Susan Holland and David Foote, P'24 and '25
Michelle Snyder Curtin, P'27
Jacqueline and Jordon Kruse, P'23


We couldn't put on this special event without the dedication, time, and talents of our wonderful volunteers. We are so grateful to each of you, and we are excited to experience this special event with you all!

  • Laura Cogan, P'28
  • Jeanette de Luca, P'28
  • Leanne Elliott, P'26
  • Janice Gangolli, P'27
  • Tina Grunzweig, P'20 and '23
  • Trish Hecker, P'23 and '26
  • Kenny Hollister, P'24
  • Deanna King, P'29
  • Tracy Losson, P'25
  • Sarah Moore, P'23
  • Tori Mortensen, P'25
  • Lila Ormond, P'27
  • Jodi Pitts, P'26
  • Peggy Polos, P'26
  • Monika Prince, P'28
  • Gina Reinschild, P'24 and '26
  • Gary Thorne, P'28
  • Shannyn Tupper, P'27
  • Sonora Vasquez, P'26
  • Alex Wilson, P'28
  • Lara Zekaria, P'27 and '27
  • Christina Zimmerman '16