Armstrong Benefit

Join us for the Armstrong Benefit 2023

When is the event? 
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 
6:00 to 10:30 pm 

Where is the event? 
Join us at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. 
It is located conveniently right off Hwy 101 and includes ample parking. 

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  • What is the event? 

    The Armstrong Benefit 2023 is a reimagined fundraising event for our community. The event will feature: 
    • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception 
    • Costume contest 
    • Seated dinner 
    • Silent and Live Auctions, Raffles 
    • Fund-a-Need 
    • Dancing to the tunes of the Love Handles (featuring an Armstrong dad!) 
  • Who can attend? 

    • Any adults interested in supporting Armstrong can attend. 
    • Guests will primarily be members and friends of the Armstrong community.
  • What does it support?

    This year’s Benefit will support the Mr. D and Mr. Smith Fund for Specialty Programs. Scott “Mr. D” Douthit and Mr. Smith are two iconic Armstrong educators who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Their long tenure and impact on generations of Armstrong students are unparalleled. 
    Mr. D will complete 38 years of service. He created the school’s Theater Arts program and Middle School Musical tradition as well as teaching PE and coaching. Russ Smith was recruited by Mr. D to join him as a PE teacher. During his 36 years at Armstrong, Mr. Smith created the school’s Athletics Program, and served as the Athletic Director and League Commissioner for decades.

    In their honor, we are launching the Mr. D and Mr. Smith Fund for Specialty Programs. Specialty Programs include Athletics, Theater Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Makerspace and Design Thinking, Electives, and the Library, all of which complement our academics to create a rich and engaging educational experience to help students with dyslexia find their superpowers. 
  • What should I wear? 

    Participate in the Costume Contest or join us in cocktail party attire.
    • The theme of “Come Fly with Armstrong” encourages a costume that relates to anything that flies! 
      • Airline Pilots
      • Flight Attendants
      • Top Gun, Military Pilots
      • Vintage Aviators
      • Astronauts
      • Superheroes
      • Angels
      • Birds and Bugs 
      • Circus Performers, Acrobats 


Contact: Director of Advancement, Andrea Edwards at