Schools and Children

ANCS 15th Annual Auction March 3

ATLNCS Wonderball 2018
ATLNCS Wonderball 2018

By Meeghan Fortson, ANCS Fund Development Committee Chair

It’s once again time for the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School’s (ANCS) Wonder Ball auction! Now in its fifteenth year, the event is the largest fundraiser for ANCS, with proceeds going directly to the school’s operating budget. The evening always promises a great time, returning this year, to the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, March 3. This year’s theme is “Out of This World” and auction co-chairs Gracie Gummere, Howard Jenkins, and Sarah Wilcox invite the whole community to attend this fun event.

Keeping in tradition for the annual festivities, attendees are encouraged to don their preferred party attire – from jeans to cocktail dresses or your best “out of this world” inspired getup.

One of the highlights of any ANCS Wonder Ball is the lively, interactive raffle! A mere five dollars gets you a chance to win big and score one of the raffle tables filled with an abundance of amazing prizes, such as electronics, outdoor gear, home spa supplies, gift certificates, and more!

You can learn more about all of the auction festivities by visiting the auction’s website at, where you can also purchase tickets in advance for $25.00. The website also allows you to contribute to this year’s auction, either as a donor or sponsor. And while the Wonder Ball welcomes the kid in all of us, the event is strictly for adults only. However, childcare is available at ANCS and can also be purchased at the official auction website.

The second oldest charter school in Atlanta, ANCS is a K-8 charter school with two campuses formed by the merger of two successful charter schools that have been operating in the Grant Park and Ormewood Park neighborhoods since 2002. Named the 2015 Charter School of the Year by the Georgia Charter Schools Association, ANCS continues to contribute to the community and the Atlanta Public Schools through innovative teaching practices, energy-efficient facilities, and partnership with area schools through its CREATE (Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness) teacher development residency program.  You can explore more about the school at