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The Great Great Gathering

What is the Great Great Gathering?

The Great Great Gathering is the Lake Country School (LCS) annual fundraiser and social event, where the entire community comes together to celebrate all things LCS while supporting the school’s philanthropic goals. It’s a raucous evening full of excellent company, food, and drink with all proceeds directly benefiting students through enhanced programming, tuition assistance, and maintenance of the Urban and Rural Campuses. The event is free to attend and there are many ways to support LCS throughout the evening.

Results of October 14 Great Great Gathering:

The first-ever Fall Great Great Gathering, held on October 14, 2023, was a smashing success, raising over $115,700 for Lake Country School! The night featured 64 Great Gatherings to choose from and 71 silent auction items to bid on, old favorites like the Bottle Pull, Heads or Tails, and the Take-a-Chance raffle for up to $2,000 off of LCS tuition. We'd like to thank all of our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and anyone who came and had a great time helping contribute to this year's event; we couldn't do it without you! If you missed out on a particular Great Gathering, any events with spots leftover are still available for sign-up here.

The event was headlined by raising over $58,000 for this year's Fund-a-Need project which will kickstart residential improvements for students and staff at the Land School. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support to help set up success at the Rural Campus for generations to come. You can watch a video previewing this effort here.

The next Great Great Gathering will take place in the fall of 2024. We can't wait to see you there!

How are "Great Gatherings" different than "The Great Great Gathering"?

The Great Great Gathering is one big event hosted by LCS that the entire LCS community can attend. Great Gatherings are experiences hosted by members of the community. Each event has a set donation “price” to fundraise for the school. Events range from adult-only to whole-family outings, from simple walks or games to elaborate dinners to opportunities to learn new skills. They’re an excellent way to meet new families, try something outside of your comfort zone, or just fill an afternoon. Great Gatherings are a beloved and quirky LCS tradition that we hope you embrace with enthusiasm. You’ll have the opportunity to sign up for the gatherings live at The Great Great Gathering. Here are examples from previous years.