Some schools have bake sales. This West Hollywood fundraiser got Beyoncé.


If you've spearheaded a bake sale or donated a little money to your school lately, be prepared to feel inadequate.

Superstar Beyoncé performed at the 75th anniversary gala for the Center for Early Education, the private West Hollywood school that her 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, may or may not attend. The gala raised money for financial aid at the school.

Reveta Bowers, the head of school, would not say whether Blue Ivy attends the center, or how much money the gala raised. Ticket prices varied based on a family's ability to pay, Bowers said, though she declined to provide specifics.

“One of the main goals of the fundraising that evening was to raise money for financial aid," Bowers said.

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About 1 in 5 students at the school — 21% — receives financial aid or tuition remission, according to the school's website.

The gala, which was held at the Shrine Expo Hall near USC, paid tribute to Bowers, who is retiring at the end of the school year after 44 years as a teacher and administrator, she said.

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"I'm here to celebrate Reveta. Thank you so much for all you've done for so many people," Beyonce said at one point, according to a video from the event.

Attendees posted plenty of Instagram clips of Queen Bey, including her singing a cover of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and her single, "Crazy in Love."

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Then this happened!!!! Beyoncé singing some Whitney!!!! #WTF #awesome #hollywoodstyle 3/5/16 #wow

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Based on the posts, she does not appear to have performed her newest single, "Formation," which the singer premiered the day before the Super Bowl.

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