Giving Events

The Bay Affair

In 1985, Bayside Academy celebrated its first Bay Affair, and it has remained an annual event ever since. Members of the community have gathered to raise funds for the school through silent and live auctions in an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. 

Bayside’s premier fundraising event features live and silent auctions, artwork, food, and entertainment. The live auction consists of the more unique and higher-valued items. In recent years, live auction items have included weeklong trips to Alys Beach, Mardi Gras break vacation homes in Vail, and hunting excursions to Argentina. The online silent auction allows everyone, even those unable to attend the actual event, to view items and bid. Auction items typically include gift cards, professional and student artwork, pottery, trips, jewelry, clothing, and much more.

There is also a separate Spirit Week auction the week prior to The Bay Affair that is tailored to Bayside students and families. Past Spirit Week auction items have included alpaca yoga with the counselors, front row seats and reserved parking spaces for school events, and tailgate birthday parties on the ECC deck before home football or soccer games.

Updates & Announcements

  • If you are purchasing a sponsorship package or advertisement, click here to complete the contract. For additional information, please call Advancement Director Taylor Houser at (251) 338-6438.
  • If you are interested in being a Featured Artist at The Bay Affair, please email Co-Art Chair Kelly Guilbert and complete the artist packet.
  • For online ticket purchase, auction catalog, and more, visit this link.
The Bay Affair is an evening not to be missed!

2024 Bay Affair

2023-2024 Tuition Raffle was sponsored by First Horizon Bank. The raffle is good for full tuition or $7,500 Cash. Raffle tickets were $75 each or three for $200, and the winning ticket was drawn at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Winner need not be present and will be issued a 1099. 

Thank you to our 2023 Bay Affair sponsors

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