Académie Lafayette’s Parent Student Teacher Organization’s biggest event is in its 14th consecutive year. An Evening in Paris is a MAJORLY THEMED party and auction extravaganza like no other.


Evening in Paris is a city core community event where you will find yourself surrounded by an entrepreneurial and creative crowd while sampling innovative local restaurants, spirited libations, and allowing yourself to be seduced by prime silent and live auction items.


Oh, and did we mention there will be dancing?


ATTIRE: Showcase your iconic Bond look while you join other gamers and agents playing Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Baccarat, and Craps.


Need inspiration?? 

Académie Lafayette - a French Immersion Public Charter School

Académie Lafayette will continue to change the face of public education in Kansas City with a little help from our friends.


We are a public French immersion public charter school serving kindergarten through 8th grade students. Our funding comes from the same sources as other KCMO public schools but we receive less per student than non-charter public schools in the state, making fundraising critical to support our academic and growth needs.

Learn more about us!

K-3 Campus: 3421 Cherry Street, KCMO 64109 P (816) 888-7400

4-8 Campus: 6903 Oak Street, KCMO 64113 P (816) 361-7735

And a Big Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors


Here is what you get!

  • You get first choice of seating at your sponsored table. You must continue to game at that table if you want to keep your seat otherwise move aside and let other gamers and agents try their luck – Casino Rules, baby!
  • Your name on signage at that particular gaming table, your name listed in the event night program, on the EIP website and social media
  • VIP Royale Flush Entry at 6:00 pm
  • Specialty cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres included

Sponsorships are limited by the total number of tables available. Place your bets now!!

$2,000 • POKER • 10 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • PLAYERS CHOICE 21 • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • BLACKJACK • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • TRIPLE ACTION BLACKJACK • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • KC DRAW POKER • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • CARIBBEAN STUD • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • RED DOG • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • MINI-BACCARAT • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • PAI GOW POKER • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets

$1,000 • MONEY WHEEL • 6 VIP Royale Flush Tickets



  • $1,500 Casino Cash
  • VIP Specialty Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres Included
  • Early Entry at 6:00 PM and Gaming Table Seat Selection


  • $1,000 Casino Cash
  • Beer, Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Included, VIP Specialty Cocktails for purchase
  • Entry at 7:00 PM


  • Half price Full House tickets
  • Parents, sponsor your teacher!


$50 La Tombola

An Evening in Paris tradition! Only 100 tickets available. Buy a chance to win any one Live Auction Item of your choice. Drawing precedes Live Auction.


Must be present to win.

$25 Wine Pull

Choose a random bottle of wine and depending on your luck, you might score a bottle priced significantly higher than what your paid for the pull. No losers here.


Limited quantity. Only 50 chances!

$50 Bourbon Pull

Choose a random bottle of bourbon and depending on your luck, you might score a bottle priced significantly higher than what your paid for the pull. No losers here.


Limited quantity. Only 24 chances!


6:00 PM – VIP Royale Flush


7:00 PM – Full House Entry
Casino Gaming
Silent Auction Bidding
007 Karaoke Bar


9:30 PM – Live Auction


10:00 PM – DANCE! DJ Leo Night Us




Q: Are there going to be the traditional 10 person tables to buy like other EIPs?

Not this year, dear ones. This is a casino theme with seating at the gaming tables. If you sponsor a casino table (Blackjack, Poker, etc.) you get preferential seating there for as many seats as are indicated in the sponsorship package (majority of them are 6 person tables) before general admission but, just like in other casinos, if you aren’t playing you need to make room for other gamers. Check out all the pluses to sponsoring on our website! Brand exposure for your company or friend group, table signage proudly announcing your generosity, auction program love, social media shout out, and more!

Q: Sooooo if I don't sponsor a table I'm not guaranteed a seat for the whole night?

This is true but there will be over 50 gaming tables with plenty of seats at each one so if you are using your casino cash to play you should always be able to find a seat. If all the tables are full there will be plenty of high top bar tables to park your drink on and chat up friends while you wait.

Q: Is this Casino Cash real money?

With every admission ticket you get a certain amount of casino cash to gamble with and to bid on silent auction items designated in the Casino Cash section. There will be NO actual cash accepted at the tables but there will be lots of buy-in incentives throughout the night which you can purchase via the card you register with for the auction. It’s a fundraiser so we will make that part easy for you! Lots of Auction Concierges with iPads will be available if you have any questions.

Q: Will I be able to bid on stuff with real money?

Absolutely! The silent auction will have items up for bid the usual way and, of course, the LIVE auction will all be in legal tender.

Q: How is the food going to work?

Our amazing restaurant partners will consolidate into one serving station and all those yummies will be passed around by parent volunteers so a scrumptious nibble should be accessible at all times.

Q: The theme is Casino Royale - Bond 007. How should I dress for this?

Check out our Pinterest link on FB or on the website for inspiration. Be Bond, be a Bond girl, be a villain, be a spy or an agent – it’s all good!

Q: Are there volunteer opportunities this year?

Yes! Here’s the volunteer link.

Sign Up!

Meet our 2018 EIP Team! 

  • Tiffany Meeks, Event Chair,  
  • Laura Flynn Golec & Kelley Hesse, Auction Co-Chairs, 
  • Cindy Jusseaume, Graphics  
  • Bill Yé, Website 
  • Jeff Johnson, Data Analyst 
  • Ryan Merrigan & Xavier Campbell, Sponsorships 
  • Janelle Sjue, Volunteer Chair 

Tax Deduction Info

Académie Lafayette; Federal Tax ID: 43-1824141


Thank you for your contribution to Académie Lafayette! Your support is greatly appreciated.


We are a is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


For federal income tax purposes, you may deduct the price of the ticket less its estimated fair market value as a charitable contribution. If you purchased a VIP ticket the FMV is estimated at $30 thus your charitable contribution is $120. If you purchased a general admission ticket our organization estimates the FMV at $20 thus your charitable contribution is $80.


In any event, we encourage you to consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility to you.