Hockaday Parents' Association


The Hockaday Parents' Association proudly announces the 2023 Benefit, Daisy Destinations: A Jet Set Fête! held on Saturday, March 25, 2023. 
The annual gala and auction will benefit the Hockaday Athletics and Wellness Project -- good sportsmanship, health, wellness, camaraderie, and teamwork is a ticket to anywhere, launching students to limitless horizons!

Beyond athletics and wellness, we are proud to celebrate the timeless value of a Hockaday education that Miss Ela Hockaday envisioned nearly 110 years ago in 1913, preparing our girls for to make an impact in our global community as they take flight on the world stage.

As we journey into 2023, we celebrate Hockaday’s inaugural “Travel Class” -- 95 years later. In 1928, a group including two teachers and eight students set sail and traversed Europe for seven months, spending time and taking classes in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Holland, and England. This tradition of the Travel Class lasted for 10 years, with the last Travel Class occurring in 1938 – 1939, prior to the beginning of World War II.

In that vein, the HPA Benefit theme is all about “Daisy Destinations” – vacations, fabulous locales, diverse experiences, relaxed and yet glamourous environs… the era and age of vintage “jet setting” both home and abroad.

Join us for a fun trip!

Bon voyage!
HPA Benefit Chairs 2022-2023

Help the Auction Take Off!

Secure Items for the Big Board and for the Silent and Live Auctions.

Auction items needed!  Do you know of a business looking to get their name out in the community by donating an item or service to our Silent or Live Auction?

Contact the following parent auction captains with questions:

Pack Your Bags!

Shop Benefit Merchandise in the “Resort Gift Shop”
The merchandise sales from the Back to School Getaway Shop (A.K.A. THE BENEFIT BOUTIQUE) was a huge success.  We will be selling more fun merchandise at the HPA Kick-Off Volunteer Fair on September 21 (Metzger Plaza, 8:00 – 9:30 am) and October 14 at the Special Occasions Pre-Sale (Metzger Plaza, 7:30 – 9:30 am) and Hockaday Spirit Night (Penson Circle, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm), as well as on the soon to be launched merchandise website.

We have three styles of t-shirts, Columbia PFG shirts, brightly colored stainless steel and acrylic water bottles, embroidered sun hats, flowy Keiki Kona shorts, jewelry, and more! 

Shop for the sideline or the shoreline!  Men’s, women’s, and kids items are all available.  All items are currently available in the bookstore.

For merchandise questions, contact Rita Han or Amy Nerenberg.

Special Occasions

Plan Your Itinerary!

Did you miss out on our first Special Occasion: Daisies' Drive-In: An Enchanted Encanto Evening? 
We sold out quickly for the first 200 tickets, but we are opening another 100 tickets at the October 14 Special Occasions Pre-Sale on Metzger Plaza 7:30 am - 9:30 am.

Graduation Terrace comes alive at night, just like the Casa Madrigal!  ¡Vamanos! Let's go to South America via an outdoor movie experience!  Come meet characters Isabela and Mirabel in real life and let them adorn your Daisy’s hair with flowers.  Share Antonio’s gift and get to know special animals visiting campus. Have a bite of "la comida de Abuela" with food on hand from The Empanada House.  Sing your favorite tunes from Disney’s Encanto and dance with a troupe of Peruvian Dancers!  

The event will be held on Friday, October 21, 6:30pm and tickets are $25 each.  Siblings and friends are welcome. Additional details attached.  We anticipate this Special Occasion will sell out quickly!

Special Occasions: Around The World In Hocka-Days!
Get ready – a whole fleet of special occasions will be open for early reservations at the Special Occassions Pre-Sale on October 14.  Ticket sales open online on October 15.

Special Occasions are a line-up of one-of-a-kind events graciously hosted by Hockaday friends and families between October 2022 and May 2023. These unique occasions are tailored for students, adults, and families…. building community across myriad interests, one event at a time.  This year, each event is a destination of its own, so join us Around the World In Hocka-Days! Spaces are limited, and these events sell out quickly. 

For Special Occasions questions, contact Margaret Elizabeth McKissack ‘02 or Merritt Denton Russ ‘01.

Tickets and Underwriting Give Us Wings!

Ticket sales, underwriting opportunities, and table seating will open in January, but go ahead and mark your calendar and hire a babysitter for Saturday, March 25!

The event, along with our fundraising goals, can be achieved only with the generosity of countless businesses and individuals in our community. 

For underwriting questions, contact Erin Zopolsky and Meredith Lewis Perry ‘02. For special sponsorship opportunities at the event itself on March 25, contact Alli Eagan or the HPA Benefit Chairs.

Benefit Dates

List of 5 events.

  • Oct

    HPA Benefit Meeting

    LLARD Boardroom
  • Oct

    Special Occasions Pre-Sale

    LLARC Metzger Plaza
  • Nov

    HPA Benefit Meeting

    LLARC Boardroom
  • Dec

    HPA Benefit Meeting

    LLARC Boardroom
  • Jan

    HPA Benefit Meeting

    LLARC Boardroom

Benefit Contacts

Charlotte Hudson Carter '99
Benefit Co-Chair

Jennifer C. Tobin
Benefit Co-Chair

Lori Baker
HPA and Benefit Liaison


Get On Board!
Join The Captains and Crew On The Committee!

Don’t fly standby…. sign up via the Sign-Up Genius on the Parent Resource Board and secure a seat on the HPA Benefit committee! 
Make friends, enjoy behind the scenes sneak peeks for the event itself on March 25th, and have fun as we raise money for the School.  There’s a job for everyone, from letter-signing and envelope-packing, to set-up and clean-up roles.

Travel in Style!

Sewell Vehicle Raffle
More information coming soon!

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