Published: Jan 12, 2012 6:37 PM EST
Updated: Jan 12, 2012 6:55 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It started off back in 1988, raising $15,000 and today, Seacrest Country Day School's has one of the most successful independent school fundraising events in the country, averaging close to $1 million raised every year for needs-based financial aid.

This Saturday, Jan. 21st, is their next gala.

Dr. Lynne Powell, PJ Meyer and Patrice Shields stopped by the WINK studio to tell us more about the event and the school is the head of school.