The Bird Bash

2024 Bird Bash logo
Bird Bash Cafe Cardinal included live music, delicious food and drink, and both a live and silent auction. It was a year of firsts for this tradition - first time off campus, first online silent auction, and first time with a non-profit auction company. With over 200 guests in attendance, it was a successful evening, raising over $101,000 for James River Day School! All proceeds from the Bird Bash will support the school’s vision to enhance the cafeteria. As the video below shows, improving this vital community space will have a tremendous impact on our students’ daily experiences. For those who would like to support our endeavors, it's not too late. Please join us by donating. 

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Executive Chef
English Construction Company, Inc. and OrthoVirginia
Head Chef
Campbell Insurance, Davenport & Company, LLC, Ford Mays Wealth Management, Gentry Locke, Pinkerton Chevrolet GMC, R. M. Gantt Construction, and Ridgeview Dermatology
Sous Chef
Baird-Johnson-Davidson Group, Bank of the James, Castle Event Lighting, Corey Passman and CJ Stands, Forest Smiles, Innovative Wireless Technologies, JRDS Parents Association, L. Oppleman, Inc., Lynchburg Dental Center, Lynchburg Gynecology, Lynchburg Nephrology Physicians, Reserve Tasting Room & Lounge, Schewel Furniture Company, Trost Law, Virginia Episcopal School, Water Management Solutions
Line Chef
Lynchburg Ready Mix, Old Dominion Furniture Company, Piedmont Eye Center, Revelator Ventures LLC
And, Many Thanks to Our Vendors!
Venue: Tresca on 8th
Band: Apple Butter Soul
Auctioneer: Swisher Auctions
Lighting and Sound: Castle Event Lighting
Catering: Avenue Foods
Bartender: Tabby’s Bartending
Photographer: Ally Dawson
Photo Booth: Lynchburg Photo Booth
Video: Hannah Deloach
Party Coordination: A Little Party
Printing: UPS Store
T-Shirts: Pure Retail
Our Bird Bash 2024 Committee:
Event &
Sponsorship Chair
Maryanna Stands
Auction Chair
Tifanie Hoffman
Faculty Auction Chair
Gessi Wright
Auction Committee
Julianna Acevedo, Rachel Dalton, & Jessica Watts
Decor Chairs
Schuyler Somers &
Meredith Whetsell
Decor Committee
Elizabeth Owen & Jay Owen
Graphic Design & Marketing
Ann Parker & 
Jamie Moss
The 2024 Bird Bash Cafe Cardinal was a BLAST!