Party with a Purpose

Party with a Purpose is our signature annual cocktail party and silent auction. Tickets include an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert, dancing, and more! It's a great excuse to get dressed up, be generous, and celebrate with other Pulaski parents.

Saturday, February 8, 2020


Galleria Marchetti

825 West Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60642

Open bar. Hors d'oeuvres. Dessert.  Cocktail attire suggested.



What is Party with a Purpose (PWAP)? ​

This is the biggest party and fundraiser of the year hosted by the Friends of Pulaski. Everyone is invited, so please spread the word! Enjoy an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, DJ, dancing and a silent auction. This event is adults only, so book your babysitter now!

What is the ​purpose​? ​

The purpose is to have a great time while raising money to fund improvements to our playgrounds and outdoor spaces. Click ​here​ for specifics. The faster we can raise the money, the faster we can break ground. Last year PWAP brought in over $85,000 from the silent auction & ticket sales but we still have more to go.

How formal is PWAP?​ 

This is not a black tie event. “Cocktail” attire is typical, but please wear what you like.

What is “Friends of Pulaski” (FOP)? ​FOP is an independent, not-for-profit organization of parent and community volunteers founded in 2010 to support our school with fundraising and community building. The Fun Run, Matching Campaign and special dine-outs are FOP fundraisers you may be familiar with. Money raised is used to enrich school experiences, address capital improvements, and support our classrooms and teachers. ​For more info or to get involved:

What are the silent auction items I can win (or donate)? ​

Sports tickets & memorabilia, museum passes, weekend getaways, gift cards, classroom art projects, an outing for your child with their favorite teacher or to be “Principal for a Day!” and so much more. Anyone can bid online, even if you can’t attend the event. Students can also purchase $1 raffle tickets at school for the teacher experiences. ​We are always looking for new & exciting items to auction off.

Can I do more?

 Buy a ticket for a teacher to attend the event or be a family sponsor! These options are available when you purchase tickets. You can also donate an item to be auctioned or have your business sponsor the event! Contact

How much is it? ​

Early bird tickets are ​$85. Buy your tickets now because prices will increase to $95 after Dec 31st and $125 at the door. ​PWAP will be an hour longer this year​! 7:30-11:30pm. ​

About the Friends of Pulaski

Friends of Pulaski is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) comprised of parent and community volunteers charged with volunteering and raising money to support high-quality educational programming for all the students at Pulaski. 


Click    .        to be directed to the Pulaski International School of Chicago website.

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