About The Event
PSV's Sneaker Soiree: Fall's Main Event Returns
In 2019, PSV hosted the first Soiree on the rooftop of Netflix headquarters in Hollywood. Roughly 250 guests danced to DJ Benjamin while enjoying a delightful buffet, amazing red carpet, online and silent auction, interactive art installation, photo booth and our first PSV Sneaker Contest. The event was capped off with PSV-branded swag bags for guests which included a coupon for complementary Super Heroic Sneakers and more. See images from that first year here and here.
The next year PSV pivoted because of COVID. We hosted our first and only virtual Sneaker Soiree. With the help of not one, but two, amazing DJs, DJ Benjamin and Club Quarantine's DNice, 270 virtual homes tuned in for a December Soiree that was nothing short of amazing! We once again enjoyed a virtual photo booth, online auction, a virtual PSV Sneaker Contest, and we secured our first major gift of $25,000 that evening thanks to Cookie & Earvin "Magic" Johnson (who joined us online for the virtual affair).
Then, with COVID still looming, we rescheduled the PSV Sneaker Soiree from November 2021 to May 2022 and hosted an amazing event for 300 guests on the backlot of Universal Studios in Hollywood. Multiple Black-owned food trucks, a 360 photo booth, interactive art, sneaker design installation, the sounds of DJ Benjamin and of course the PSV Sneaker Contest were highlights of the outdoor event. See images here from the 2022 Sneaker Soiree.
Now, PSV is returning our annual fundraising and friend-raising event back to the Fall and you won't want to miss it! On Saturday, November 4, 2023, we will gather in person for the 4th Annual Sneaker Soiree.
In true PSV fashion, the Soiree isn't your typical school-related fundraising event -- it's a party with a purpose, an experience, a flashback to when we were younger and there were parties in dark basements when the music made you dance like no one was watching. It's just different and this year we will introduce a new element and acknowledge the Affinity Group/Parent Program of the Year and the Teacher/Administrator of the Year as nominated by the PSV community. Together, private school parents, faculty, staff and administrators will celebrate, once again, the unique community created by PSV while raising funds for our amazing mission.
About The Venue:
SECOND HOME HOLLYWOOD
A workspace and cultural venue committed to supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, and community, Second Home Hollywood is the perfect plush backdrop to our unique event.
A Paul Williams-designed building -- Second Home Hollywood is in a restored 1960s building originally designed by Paul Williams, the first African American inducted into the American Institute of Architects.
Learn more about the trailblazing architect behind Second Home Hollywood by clicking here, then join us on November 4.
Donate to Our Auction!
Thank you for your interest in donating an item to the Sneaker Soiree Online Auction which will run for a few weeks around the November 4 event. This is another great way to support PSV -- generous donations by businesses and individuals help our mission!
We are looking for a range of items but the items that raise the most funds are highly experiential, unique, or rare items -- these are the things most in demand. Examples include: VIP tickets/access to sporting events, concerts, mentorship/consultations from accomplished professionals, vacation packages/tours, spa treatments, art, high-end products/services, gift certificates, signed memorabilia, celebrity meet and greets, dining/chef-related experiences, jewelry, private lessons and more.
If you think you have an item to donate, please complete the following donation form. All items need to be submitted to PSV by October 18, 2023.