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We're All Mad Here

Gala/Party for Cherokee Association of Parents and Teachers
Apr 18, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Deadline: March 13, 2020

Who's Going
Fundraising Goal $180,000
Expected Attendance 300
Reach 2,500
Ticket Price $125
Metro Area Phoenix, AZ
Exempt Status 501(c)(3) (IRS Form 990 Filed)
Nonprofit Category B - Education
School Grades Daycare and Pre-K Elementary School
Attendee Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Potential Item Uses Live Auction Online Auction Raffle (Including Tricky Tray, Chinese Auction) Silent Auction Volunteer Appreciation
Promotion Event Program Event Announcement Newsletter Website Email Blast Facebook
Attendee Ages 25-34 Years 35-44 Years 45-54 Years
Attendees' Children's Ages 0-4 Years 5-11 Years
Special Populations Moms Adults Only Event (attendees over 21) Active People

Cherokee Elementary School, a part of the Scottsdale Unified School District, is one of the Top 50 schools in America, a top ranked school in Arizona by the Arizona Board of Education and has been an “A+” ranked Elementary school since 2013. 


Much of this is due to the funds raised by the Association of Parents and Teachers (APT).  Most of which goes directly back into the classroom.


Cherokee’s APT is solely responsible for funding some of the programs that make our school so successful for our students:

  • Aides in all Kindergarten through 2nd Grade classrooms
  • Specialists in Reading, Writing and Math
  • Technology updates across the campus
  • Additional classroom supplies for the teachers


With support from community partners, like yourself, in 2018-19 we were able to raise more than $270,000 to benefit our students and teachers.


A majority of the money raised comes from our Spring Fundraiser, with the main focus on a Silent and Live Auction.  This year’s event, “We’re All Mad Here” will be held on Saturday April 18th, 2020 at The Croft Downton in Phoenix. We are currently soliciting donations for the auctions and would like to ask for you to donate an item to help us raise funds for our school.


The Cherokee Association of Parents and Teachers is a 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID # 86-0610097. Your donation is tax-deductible and donation letters will be sent upon request.


If you have any additional questions, please contact Event Chair, Amy Shafer, at 602-695-3471 or amyshafe@gmail.com.


Thank you for supporting your neighborhood public school and education in Arizona.  Your support allows Cherokee to be the best school for our kids.





The Cherokee Elementary Association of Parents and Teachers

The Croft Downtown
22 E. Buchanan Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004