Reveal an evening of creative fun at MASQUERADE


    Saturday, April 9, 2016

    7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

    University of Charleston

Reveal a night of creative fun

For 40 years, Mountaineer Montessori School has nurtured the next generation of West Virginia leaders, offering a child-centered, world class education option to children right here in Charleston. MMS currently serves 125 children ages 3-14, and is the largest, oldest and most recognized Montessori school in the state. Corporate, foundation and philanthropic investment in our mission enables us meet the growing demand for quality alternatives to one-size-fits all education.






An evening of elegance and intrigue

The Carpenter Ants, West Virginia's premier R&B band, will rock the house at Masquerade.

The Carpenter Ants, West Virginia’s premier R&B band will rock the house at Masquerade.

MASQUERADE, to be held Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the University of Charleston, is a major fundraiser for our school. Proceeds will benefit MMS financial aid, teacher training and growth opportunities.

An evening of intrigue and elegance, MASQUERADE invites supporters to:




Ticket information

Steve Himes will open Masquerade with his signature jazz/blues guitar sounds.

Steve Himes will open Masquerade with his signature jazz/blues guitar sounds.


Individual tickets start at $60.00 per person. You can purchase them online at Event Brite.

Each regular reservation includes admission to the party, light hors d’ouevres, six wine/dessert tastings, and one additional ticket for beer or wine. You may purchase additional drink tickets. Coffee and soda are included. Each guest will receive a gift. Sponsors enjoy additional perks depending upon their level of support.

For more information, please contact Katie McFadden:; 202/701-7400 (cell/text).









The suggested attire for MASQUERADE is cocktail/creative. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Students have been making masks for their parents….please feel free to wear a student creation or purchase one of your own. Costumes are NOT required.










Creative fun

Students are helping their parents get ready for Maquerade by creating masks for them.

Students are helping their parents get ready for Masquerade by creating masks for them.

MASQUERADE, which will feature funky photo-ops, mask making and other artistic activities. Students are creating amazing class arts projects that will highlight the silent auction. They’re also helping their parents dress for the occasion by creating colorful masks to bring to the event.




























Sponsors (as of March 31, 2016)


Advantage Technology

Benjamin Bailey and Brian Glasser

BrickStreet Insurance


Columbia Pipeline Group

Randall J. Hill, M.D. & Aaron R. Parry, M.D.


Aric Margolis Architecture

Dawn Bolyard

Diana Johnson

McKinley Carter Wealth Services





Sponsorship invitation

MMS is pleased to offer a wide range of exclusive education investment opportunities to our community partners participating in MASQUERADE. Your partnership in this high-profile, distinctive initiative will showcase your commitment to West Virginia’s children before thousands throughout the Kanawha Valley and provide critical support to MMS.  Contributions to MMS, a 501(c)(3) organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

We invite you to review our Education Investment Opportunities: MMS 2016 Masquerade Sponsorship Packet

For more information about sponsorships, please contact JoEllen Zacks at or call 312/622-3008 (cell/text).





Silent auction contributions

The MASQUERADE silent auction will showcase an incredible array of dining and entertainment packages, fashion and beauty items, jewelry, sports memorabilia, art and home accents…and more.  Bring your checkbook and pick up the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, wedding or shower.









Fun, friendship and fundraising with MMS












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