Oxbridge’s First Parent Gala A Huge Success

The Oxbridge Academy’s inaugural gala, “Oxbridge 360: An Evening of Opportunity,” was a resounding success. More than 400 parents, family, friends and supporters attended the sold-out event in April featuring more than a dozen area celebrity chefs, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment.

The fun-filled event lived up to its “An Evening of Opportunity” theme by raising $100,000 to benefit the independent secondary school’s programs and need-based financial aid fund.

The silent and live auctions featured dozens of coveted items, including a six-night stay in Carmel, Calif.; a one-week vacation in a log cabin in Vermont; a Boston excursion with famous pilot and explorer Barrington Irving, who recently spoke at the school; and summer internships for students at places like Jupiter’s Maltz Theater, Moroco Orthodontics in Delray Beach and Claren Architecture & Design in Boca Raton.

“Our first annual parent gala was an overwhelming success, which speaks volumes about the strong support and commitment we have from our families and friends,” Oxbridge Academy President Bob Parsons said. “There was a special something that filled the air. It was a commitment to everything that Oxbridge stands for and everything Bill Koch believed in when he founded this school four years ago. It was a night of creativity, collaboration, passion and purpose.”

ABOVE: Oxbridge President Bob Parsons, Mary Simses, Director of Philanthropy Bridget Baratta and school founder Bill Koch.