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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.

When is the next Great Great Gathering?

The Fall 2023 Great Great Gathering on October 14 is just around the corner; check back for the full event schedule, online items and Great Gathering catalog, and information about this year's Fund-a-Need. Until then, see how you can get involved today:

How to get involved

Donate a Great Gathering, items, bottles for the Wine Pull, or new this year: a Bottle Pull. Donate your favorite bottle of spirits from O’Shaughnessy Keeper’s Heart to Volans Reposado. Online and physical donation forms are available. Donations are due by September 22.

Volunteer before, during, or after the event. There are many opportunities, either Great Gathering and item gathering leading up to the event or shift work at the Great Great Gathering itself, so if you want to lend a helping hand this is the place to do it!

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.