Inspire’s Virtual Auction
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INSPIRE’S VIRTUAL AUCTION HAS 14 TRIPS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Vacations on Auction – Travel for a Cause!
Trip for Two
Enjoy the finer things in life during this glorious trip to the Emerald Isle for two. Enjoy 7 days/6 nights in the land of the leprechauns where the two of you will stay in authentic luxury castles, such as Dromoland, Ballynahinch, Kilkea and Lough Eske castles. You’ll also be special guests at elegant Downton Abbey- style manor homes and chic hotels. This trip includes your rental car as well as breakfast daily.
Trip for Two
Enjoy sun drenched days and exciting nights exploring the most famous islands in the Aegean Sea for two! This 9 day/8-night trip of your dreams takes you first to Santorini for 3 nights, then you’re off to Mykonos for 3 nights, and finally on to Athens for your final 2 nights. Included is a fascinating city tour of Athens, your inter-island flight to Santorini, your ferry to Mykonos and breakfast daily.
Trip for Two
Glistening glaciers, therapeutic hot springs, thundering waterfalls and amazing wildlife make Iceland “The Land of Fire and Ice” for two. See the phenomenal midnight sun or the northern lights during this 7 day/6-night trip that takes you to Reykjavik, Iceland’s Capital. This trip includes your walking tour of Reykjavik, your Golden Circle Tour, visit to the Blue Lagoon and Spa, and breakfast daily.
TROPICAL COSTA RICA
Trip for Two
Take a deep breath and enjoy the sweet aroma of tropical flowers as balmy breezes soothe your soul during this 7 day/6-night escape to spectacular beaches or explore the verdant rainforests for two. This trip can be booked either as Beachside Resort on the North Pacific Coast or a more cultural inland experience depending on your preference.
Trip for Two
Your adventure begins in Key West where you’ll enjoy 4 lazy days and 3 magical nights at one of the island’s most luxurious resorts for two. Enjoy lazy strolls past palm shaded cottages, and explore quirky shops, art galleries and author Ernest Hemingway’s tropical home. Then celebrate as the sun sets the sky on-fire before it sizzles into the Gulf of Mexico. Drop by for a drink at Hemingway’s favorite bar, Sloppy Joes, then dine on fresh seafood or savory steaks at a casual cafe. Another day, you’ll hop aboard a luxury catamaran for a cruise to the Dry Tortugas. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board and spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling, and exploring. Your Tropical Escape to Key West for two includes roundtrip air, 3 nights’ deluxe accommodations in America’s only Caribbean island paradise, and your day-long catamaran cruise.
PLEASURES & TREASURES OF TUSCANY
Trip for Two
The two of you will explore the gilded city of Florence with its historic sites, panoramic views, and cobblestone pathways that promise new discoveries at every turn. You’ll enjoy VIP entrée and a guided tour at the Museum Accademia where you’ll marvel at Michelangelo’s magnificent statue of “David.” Your deluxe accommodations are in a fully restored 17th century villa in the heart of a vineyard in the rolling hills of Tuscany. One glorious day, you’ll party with culinary masters who’ll teach you the art of fine Italian cooking in their authentic Tuscan kitchen. Your trip includes round trip air for two, six nights deluxe accommodations, VIP entrée to the Museum Accademia in Florence and your cooking class where you will learn to be spectacular chefs.
ARUBA CARIBBEAN RESORT
Trip for Two
The two of you will relax in serene luxury at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort. The island offers an endless array of fun-filled options including sailing adventures, exploring caves and other unique sites, horseback riding on the beach or even diving deep to view tropical fish from the window of a mini submarine! Dining is a quintessential culinary experience at any of the resort’s five restaurants. Then before you retire to the soul-quenching privacy of your plush room, why not try your luck at the resort’s exciting and glamorous casino. The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort has everything to make your island adventure perfect from the time you wake up, until you cuddle to sleep under the moonlight. This fabulous Aruba island escape for two includes your roundtrip airfare and your 7-day, 6-nights deluxe hotel accommodations with delicious breakfast each morning.
Trip for Two
The two of you will begin your adventure in Calgary where you’ll stay for two nights Calgary offers the finest in dining, shopping and entertainment with a distinctive Wild West flare. Next you are off on a stunning 3-hour drive to gorgeous Lake Louise for 2 more nights in cozy luxury. You will love your final two nights at the gorgeous Fairmont Banff Springs year-round luxury resort. In the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Banff National Park, this “Castle in the Rockies” has an award-winning spa, chic dining, a championship golf course and unparalleled skiing in winter. This 7-day adventure for two includes your roundtrip airfare to Calgary from your closest major airport, 6 nights deluxe accommodations at three of the most breathtaking locations on earth, 6 delicious breakfasts and your rental car.
I LOVE NEW YORK
Trip for Two
From the bright lights of Broadway, to chic art galleries, 5th Avenue shopping and the best dining in the world… the two of you can explore beautiful Central Park, trendy SoHo, Greenwich Village, and bustling Chinatown. You’ll enjoy an insider’s guided tour, then you can “shop ‘til you drop” at the world’s most glamorous stores and boutiques. You’ll cap off one day with a gourmet dinner at actor Robert De Niro’s 4-Star Tribeca Grill before you retire to your chic hotel in the heart of the city. Another day, you’ll cruise around Manhattan and enjoy a Broadway show and late-night dinner at Sardi’s Restaurant. This 4-day, 3-night escape to the “Big Apple” includes roundtrip air for 2, your deluxe hotel, Broadway show, city tour, cruise around Manhattan, and dinners at Tribeca Grill and Sardi’s.
Trip for Two
Steps from your French Quarter hotel are world-famous restaurants, oyster bars, and hideaways where “libations” are served all night! The two of you can sample beignets, gumbo, crawfish and other mouth-watering delicacies as you explore the classic French-Creole cuisine. A guide will take you to the iconic Oak Alley Plantation for a picnic lunch and to see sugarcane fields as they were 150 years ago at a Creole plantation. A boat will glide you beneath billowing moss-laden Cyprus trees draped over the still water of the bayous and you can even ride on the Streetcar named Desire! This 4-day, 3-night escape to New Orleans includes roundtrip airfare, deluxe hotel, plantation tour and lunch, bayou boat ride and the chance to feast on the sights, sounds, scents, and tastes that make New Orleans one of the most exciting cities on earth!
Trip for Two
Two of you will fly to beautiful Barcelona on Spain’s magnificent Mediterranean coast to begin your adventure. On your cultural tour, you’ll have skip-the-line entrée to see the lofty spires, fancy facades and colorful mosaics designed by the incomparable Antoni Gaudi. One night, you’ll enjoy cocktails, tapas and dinner as you watch an authentic flamenco show, the dance of passion and love. Next, you’ll fly to Mallorca for 3 days of pure pleasure. On your breathtaking catamaran tour off Palma de Mallorca you’ll enjoy a delightful lunch the sunshine and balmy breezes warm your body and soothe your soul. This 7-day, 6-night trip for 2 includes roundtrip air, flight from Barcelona to Mallorca, your luxurious hotels, guided tour in Barcelona, fabulous dinner and flamenco performance, Palma de Mallorca cruise, and magical memories to last a lifetime!
SEDONA ROUGE RESORT & SPA
Trip for Two
The home of legends and wild beauty, Sedona Arizona is the perfect place to trade your daily grind for soul quenching serenity for two. Sedona Rouge Resort and Spa is an oasis of personal pampering. It’s a Triple-A Four Diamond property praised by Travel & Leisure Magazine. One day you’ll travel through desert valleys, alongside crystal lakes and massive red rock formations to the awe-inspiring South Rim of the Grand Canyon! Your incredible four-day, three night Sedona Spa Getaway for two includes roundtrip air, your luxurious accommodations, a perfect massage for each of you, your day at the Grand Canyon, and serene memories to last forever.
Trip for 7
1 week stay at a 3 bed/3 bath villa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.
Reef Winds Villa is a private, fully staffed and furnished villa located on the popular north coast of Jamaica. Stay has no expiration, choice of dates would be closed by guest, subject to vacancy availability on the calendar (the week of Easter, August 1-9, and December 20-January 2 are only exclusions).
Maximum occupancy at Reef Winds is 7 people.
Lassen Nat'l Forest
Up to 7 days in this retreat to the woods!
12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 2 baths
Classic winter retreat for an extended family or multiple families. Three common areas make it easy to spread out – read a book in the living room by the propane fireplace, play games in the kitchen/dining area with two tables or play upstairs in the lounging room with mini-pool and a closet full of kids costumes. Take a snowshoe hike (snowshoes provided) or go sledding across the street. A true escape to focus on family and friends without TV or wi-fi. Visit this site for more details and availability: Airbnb.com/h/zcabin
The Flamingo Flock
At Inspire, art students don’t just gain and expand their skills as artists during their high school education — they have the opportunity to work with professionals in the community to adapt to what a “buyer” might want in art. In the process, they are learning foundational skills to prepare them for careers or further education in creativity!
Enter the Flamingo Project! Inspire students have paired with business owners and community leaders to design a flamingo art piece that is suited to the needs of their client. Using open communication and feedback processes, students worked with their clients to create an end product that a “buyer” is satisfied with. These pieces have turned into incredible works of art that we now get to share with our community.
Enter YOU as a “buyer” and Inspire supporter. These flamingos were designed with our Inspire Virtual Auction in mind, and starting April 10th, you can bid on these one-of-a-kind garden pieces that tell an incredible story about our students and the partnerships they create in the North State.
You can place your bids on the end products of this creative process while supporting the future of Inspire, starting on April 10, 2021. Check them out on our auction website: https://supportinspire.news/flamingos.
What are we raising money for?
All Students Should Have The Tools They Need To Learn
Every student deserves an extraordinary education so the Angel Network was created to supplement students who need supplies, food or additional resources to have the best learning experience. Over 40% of Inspire School of Arts & Sciences students are socio-economically disadvantaged and the goal of the Angel Network is to confidentially help these students in order to make certain they have access to the full Inspire experience, including school activities, yearbooks, technology, and school supplies. This fund also supplies food or additional resources as needed.
When you donate to one of the causes on our auction page, you get entered in our weekly drawing. For every $1 you give, you get an entry in the drawing. The sooner you donate, the more chances you have to win.
25% OF INSPIRE STUDENTS LOST THEIR HOMES IN THE 2018 CAMP FIRE
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Build A School They Deserve
The vision of Inspire School of Arts & Sciences is create a transformative high school experience, to provide a catalyst for students to become original thinkers and problem solvers, and to produce global citizens capable of contributing to a better world – to be the premier Arts and Sciences school in Northern California. As the only Arts and Science based high school in the region, we serve as a role model and will continue to model best practices.
Where students ask and explore “what if” through cross-pollination and idea incubation. In its first ten years, Inspire has nurtured this learning environment within the limited walls of mostly aging portable classrooms. The time has come to provide students with a dynamic facility, a facility that promotes deep learning and critical thinking, the kind of thinking that confronts challenges and inspires solutions.
Inspire continues to thrive despite its aging campus, and we face a stark reality. We are growing. Our current facilities remain inadequate to support daily, dynamic learning. Since the founding year in 2010 until now, the enrollment has doubled.
Inspire currently shares its campus with a traditional, large comprehensive high school. Our school lives within 25 portable classrooms built approximately 30 years ago. Roofs leak, paint peels, and floors threaten to give out. Patch and repair can only do so much. Storage space is non-existent. To accommodate a busy performance schedule, we must rent, beg, and borrow over twenty outside facilities. The expense and inconvenience are a serious detriment to our ability to implement our programs. It’s time for a campus students can call their own.
The Time is Now
We are raising funds to create a truly inspiring campus – with a state-of-art theatre complex, cutting-edge digital and media arts studios, science and engineering labs, and creative maker spaces to enhance the intersection of art and science.
Inspire is ready for a 21st century campus to meet its 21st century education.
Dan La Bar, Inspire FoundationBoard Chair
ALL DONATIONS FOR THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ARE DOUBLED DUE TO A BOND FROM STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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Student events such as Sober Grad Night, Day On The Purple and school-wide dances are crucial for the complete high school experience. The funds needed for these extra curricular activities can not use state funds and need support from the Foundation.
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Inspire is a college-prep school that encourages students to reach their full potential by encouraging attending college or pursuing a carreer and to help fund this goal, the Foundation gives scholarships to qualified students. These scholarship opportunities include Inspired by the Arts Scholarship, Inspired by Science Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Pursuit of Passion Award, and Essence of Inspire Scholarship. Donate today to help students get a jump start on their future after Inspire!
Inspired by the Arts Scholarship: This will be awarded to one student whose studies have been focussed on one or more of the Arts categories offered by Inspire, and plans to pursue an Art-related major in college.
Inspired by Science Scholarship: This will be awarded to one student whose studies have been focussed on one or more of the Science categories offered by Inspire, and plans to pursue a Science-related major in college.
Academic Excellence Scholarship: This will be awarded to one student who exhibits academic excellence in all subjects.
Pursuit of Passion Award: This will be awarded to one student who exhibits a passion for what they do and for what they want to do, and that passion is abundantly evident in both their essay and their letter of recommendation. This includes students whose future plan may not necessarily include higher education, but they must explain the alternative plans they have made for pursuing their passion.
The Essence of Inspire: This is awarded to a student who takes advantage of Inspire’s educational environment, steps up to the opportunities for leadership, explores all their interests, develops their own unique talents, and helps the Inspire mission by positively supporting their fellow students in developing their talents and capacities.
Scholarship applications will be open April 2021.
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Supporting Teachers So They Can Focus On Teaching
Teachers are the heartbeat of the school. Over and over students report that the teachers are the best asset of the school. Providing them the funds they need allows them to focus on teaching and not on fundraising. The Teacher Support Fund also includes educational retreats, training and events such as Teacher Appreciation Week.
Instantly Double Your Impact
all donations up to $10m will be doubled due to a grant by the state of california until june 2021