• The Stiftungsfest is our black-tie gala, celebrating the anniversary of the Society's founding.
  • Our Silent Auction features items such as restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, and museum passes.
  • The evening begins with a champagne reception in the Horner Library.
  • Dinner and dancing in the auditorium.
  • The event is one of our biggest fundraisers.

The German Society's Stiftungsfest, or Founder's Ball, is celebrated every November as a commemoration of the Society's founding in 1764. The event has undergone many changes over the years, and in its current form, the Stiftungsfest is one of the Society's biggest fundraisers.

The evening, a black tie gala, begins with a champagne reception in the library, followed by a catered dinner and dancing in our auditorium. One of the highlights of the event is always our Silent Auction, featuring items such as vacation home stays, sporting event tickets, museum passes, and restaurant gift cards.

Click here to see an archive of past Stiftungsfest programs.