Meta, Polk County, and Prairie Meadows present the Southeast Polk Black and Gold Gala, celebrating SEP Education Foundation and SEP Dollars for Scholars!

Join Us for the East Polk County fundraising event of the year!

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Southeast Polk Black & Gold Gala, sponsored by Meta, Polk County and Prairie Meadows will be held on Saturday, October 15th in the Bishop Ballroom at Prairie Meadows in Altoona. This annual event by Southeast Polk Dollars for Scholars, and the Southeast Polk Education Foundation, welcomes guests to come and celebrate SE Polk Schools and to support our students and teachers through funding scholarships and grants.


2022 Black and Gold Gala Invitation


To purchase tickets, either scan this QR Code or click on the link below.

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Click Here for Tickets to the Black & Gold Gala


Sponsorship Opportunities

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The Silent Auction portion of our event will take place online, through Handbid, and will start on Friday, September 23rd and run through 5pm on Monday, October 3rd.

Winning bidders may pick up their items on Tuesday, October 4th from 5pm-7pm in the Commons Area at SE Polk High School. We have some amazing items up for auction this year, be sure to check them out and keep the bidding going!

The schedule for the Black and Gold Gala on October 15th is as follows:

  • 6:00 pm – Cocktail hour and jazz trio, and Meta STEM Room Experience, Corks & Kegs
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner
  • 7:30 pm – Welcome and Program with performances by SEP RhythAMetteS and Cheerleaders.
  • 8:00 pm – Live Auction
  • 9:00 pm – After Party with Beads Game, Raffle, DJ and Dancing
  • 11:00 pm – Event concludes

We hope you will join us for a memorable evening that brings our community together, celebrates the best of SEP, and raises funds for our students and schools.

A HUGE Thank You to all of our Donors!

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