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This past weekend, we had to make the extremely difficult decision not to hold the event portion of our Annual Auction for the first time in 47 years. Nearly 400 people were expected to attend the event and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lakeview Academy, and I want to express my sincere gratitude for the rally of support around our annual fundraiser. Thanks to the power of online bidding, this year’s fundraiser turned out to be one of the best. Support, love and teamwork are all words that keep coming to mind describing the response we experienced Saturday night. Whether you stayed home or gathered with close friends, thank you for your overwhelming support of our beloved school. My eyes filled with tears as I watched a few thousand dollars in last-minute bids help to break the school’s record for the most money raised at Auction.

In 24 hours, our Auction Chairs and Committee regrouped and worked tirelessly to shift what the event looked like but remaining steadfast to its success no matter what. Thank you to Gerran Syfan, Kerri Prince and Shelby Silcox who served as this year’s Tri-Chairs. Thank you to Crystal Schlieman, our Advisory Chair and Hart Payne, our Alumni Chair. All these ladies dealt with uncertainty with grace, and I was blown away by their resilience and commitment. Thank you to the entire Auction Committee for stepping up to the plate. Thank you to Carolyn Bagwell and Sondra Berry for their love of Lakeview, hard work, and guidance. Thank you to John Simpson and our Board of Trustees for making difficult, but wise decisions. Thank you to the Chattahoochee Country Club for being supportive of a last-minute cancellation. Most importantly, thank you to our incredible sponsors (see our sponsor list below) and bidders. Without you – this would not have been a record-breaking year. Thank you to everyone, our entire community and people across the U.S. for supporting and loving Lakeview Academy.

There are many more community fundraisers in the coming weeks that will be rescheduled or cancelled. Let’s continue to share with these organizations the same love and support you showed Lakeview this weekend.

My heart is full.

With the most grateful thanks and appreciation, sincerely,


Thank you, Lakeview Auction Sponsors!

Presenting Auction Sponsors - $10,000



Auction Band Sponsor

Platinum Auction Sponsors - $5,000

Gold Auction Sponsors - $2,500

Silver Auction Sponsors - $1,000

Bronze Auction Sponsors - $500

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Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.