Fundraising Events

2018 Winter Fundraiser!  This is it!  The traditional “Fall Social” which was postponed due to the hurricanes this fall is now our WINTER FUNDRAISER!  We hope to see you Friday, February 2nd at Griff & Elizabeth Ariko’s home at 1801 S. Summerlin Avenue. Join other parents, friends, teachers, School Board members, neighbors and alumni for this adult only night of fundraising for Blankner!  Enjoy the fun, food, drinks and music and learn more about how Blankner Foundation continues to support the educational needs of our students and teachers.  A suggested donation of $150/ family is encouraged.  All gifts over $300 will be recognized with a complimentary Legacy Brick!


2017 Fall Social at The Waterfront!  In lieu of our traditional “Fall Mixer” which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, The Bankner Foundation will be hosting a casual event on October 20th, 2017 at The Waterfront on S. Orange Avenue.  Blankner parents, staff, and community members are invited to get to know eachother while fundraising for our amazing school!  $25 donation per person is appreciated.  Additional generous donations are always welcome and encouraged!  The Waterfront has offered to contribute a portion of food and beverage sales during the event back to the Blankner Foundation so please treat yourselves and be sure to mention Blankner!  Valet parking is available (limited), rides shares and carpooling are encouraged.  Music starts at 9pm so feel free to stay late!

The 2017 Tunes for Technology fundraiser was held Friday, February 17th at Johnny’s Other Side, 1619 E. Michigan, Orlando. All proceeds were used to purchase new laptops and laptop carts for Blankner; the school was in desperate need of new equipment to further the digital curriculum. Under Arrested donated their time and talent with opening act Swamp Donkeys – a group of talented Boone rockers! Thank you to those who supported this event!

Fall Mixer 2016

The 2016 Fall Mixer was held Friday evening, September 30, 2016 at the home of Rick & Jessica Pullum. Each Fall parents, faculty and friends gather together at a Foundation member’s home to celebrate the Foundation’s success over the past school year and to highlight the fundraising goals for the current school year. All Blankner parents are invited and we hope you will join us. Suggested minimum donation: $125 and up per family.

Family Bowl-a-Rama
The annual Spring fundraiser was held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Colonial Lanes. The event raised over $20,000 in a single afternoon for the Blankner School. The event brings Blankner students, families, and teachers together for a fun filled afternoon of bowling.

The Blankner Foundation hosted an adult-only Casino Night on March 11, 2016. Blankner/Boone dad-band UNDER ARRESTED graciously donated their time and talent to entertain at the event!

2015 Fall Mixer
THANK YOU to all who attended and donated to the Fall Mixer! You helped raise over $23,000 in a single night for our school, our students, our teachers! The 2015 Fall Mixer was held Friday evening, October 2 at the home of of Gerri & Bert Padron. A HUGE Foundation thank you to the Angels of Winter Park Realty and The Porch restaurant for their donation of time, talent, food, and staff to make the event a success.

Winter Solstice
In January 2013, the Foundation held a new event – a Winter Solstice gathering (a month late we know!). Friends of Blankner gathered to celebrate the Foundation’s success & learn more about funding needs at our school. The event raised over $9,000 for the Blankner School. A special thanks to the Brock family for hosting the event.

Tunes for Technology
The March 2015 Tunes for Technology raised over $3000 for the Blankner School & students!  Huge thanks to UNDER ARRESTED!

The February 2012 Tunes for Technology raised $5400 for the Blankner School’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing program and funded updated classroom technology.

The 2011 event also featured UNDER ARRESTED and was held in January at FirestoneLive in downtown Orlando and raised nearly $7000 for the Blankner School.

In January 2010, the Blankner Foundation held the first annual Tunes for Technology at the Stardust Lounge, a concert featuring the Blankner Dad band UNDER ARRESTED.

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