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Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Museum of Flight

Climb aboard and join us for a party with a purpose!

Celebrate Bush is a yearly party for Bush parents, faculty, alumni, and friends. We gather to celebrate our community and raise funds for financial aid. The proceeds from our online, silent and live auctions, as well as raise the paddle, go directly to financial aid, making a Bush education possible for more students.

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List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • What is Celebrate Bush?

    Celebrate Bush is a gathering of K–12 parents, faculty, and staff to celebrate our school community. Funds raised at this year’s event will support financial aid. The event will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 6pm at the Museum of Flight.
  • I am new to The Bush School, and I'm afraid I won't know anyone there. I haven't met any parents from other grades yet. Should I still attend?

    Yes! This is your chance to meet more members of our incredible school community! This gathering is welcoming, fun, and upbeat.
  • How do I RSVP if there is no paper invitation?

    In an effort to reduce waste, we send digital invitations and offer online registration. Registration on the event website includes step-by-step prompts. Need help? Call the Office of Development at (206) 326-7776.
  • What if I cannot afford the price of the tickets?

    We want all to attend this great event! If the $150 ticket price is prohibitive, please contact celebratebush@bush.edu and we’ll help you make your travel plans.  
  • How do people dress for this party?

    There is always a broad spectrum of dress each year. Some folks will arrive in their favorite airplane/travel themed costumes, others will dress for their destination. Just like on the airplane - anything goes! We just want you to feel comfortable and to come along for the adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for our Style Guide, which might provide some inspiration!
  • Why is Celebrate Bush off-site?

    One reason is that we outgrew our space! We typically have between 400 and 450 people attend Celebrate Bush and we simply cannot accommodate everyone in one space on campus. Holding the event off site actually saves us money, means we don’t need to worry about the weather, and our maintenance and security staff can attend as guests instead of working that night. Also, the Museum of Flight offers some unique and fun entertainment opportunities.
  • How will I find parking at the venue?

    There is plenty of free parking in the lot directly front of the main entrance to the museum. Click here for driving and parking directions.
  • How will money be raised the night of the event?

    Fundraising will be accomplished primarily through a silent auction of experiences, a brief live auction, and a Raise the Paddle.
  • What gift levels will be available through the Raise the Paddle?

    Giving levels begin at $50, so everyone can participate. Jump in wherever you are comfortable and feel free to raise your paddle more than once!
  • What if I want to donate money, but I don't feel comfortable participating in a Raise the Paddle?

    You can donate to Celebrate Bush at any time. You can include a donation when purchasing your tickets, you can submit a sponsorship on the website, you can visit the check in/check out table at the event, or feel free to call the Development office at 206.326.7760.
  • What else will there be besides fundraising and eating?

    Fundraising is just one part of the evening. There will be signature cocktails, delicious food, a slideshow featuring Bush students, awesome DJ, dancing, and tons of fun! And you won’t want to miss performance of the parent/faculty band, The Shrübs!
  • How does the dinner work?

    There will be heavy appetizers and a dinner buffet. There will also be beer, wine, signature cocktails, and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. There are no assigned seats, so feel free to mingle and sit wherever and with whomever you’d like. In response to feedback received last year, more seating will be available this year and there will be a seat for everyone.
  • Will there be vegetarian options?

    Yes, there will be a selection of choices for vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions.


List of 6 items.

  • January 20

    Procurement deadline, all items submitted.
  • January 25

    Email invitation sends, registration opens.
  • February 10

    RSVP deadline.
  • March 1

    Online auction opens at noon.
  • March 8

    Online auction closes at noon.
  • March 11

    Celebrate Bush!