Gala & Auction 2018



celebrating  the rich diversity
of God's children at ALA

March 24, 2018 at 5pm
at Arizona Lutheran Academy


Arizona Lutheran Academy’s 7th annual Gala on March 24, 2018, was another terrific event, raising $45,000 that will benefit our students in two important ways! Praise the Lord that so many people were so generous in supporting our students and our ministry.
Gifts toward the Global Adventure Gala will be used for need-based tuition assistance and a number of campus improvements. First of all, tuition assistance ensures that families will receive the financial help that is so vital for their enrollment at ALA. Secondly, we are working on purchasing a digital marquee, grading and planting grass on our corner property, and installing TVs for campus video access. Each of these projects will be great additions to our school.
The educational experience at ALA immerses our students in God’s Word and makes Jesus the focus of everything that happens on our campus. Our students are blessed to have academics and extra-curricular activities that help them grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Thank you for supporting our ALA students and your role in helping ALA grow its ministry.

Now to him who is able to do immea surably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3: 20, 21

In closing...


    Our Goal
  • Our goal for this big event is to support our students in two ways:

    1. Campus improvements for our thirty-year-old facility. Longevity means we need an occasional update.

    2. Assist our ALA families with need-based tuition assistance. Many families need a helping hand to make an ALA education possible for their children. Tuition assistance is awarded based on demonstrated need. We know that academic and character development benefits students, families, and the community. Everyone wins.
    GO GLOBAL in 2018!
    • a delicious evening of globally-inspired appetizers, dinner, and dessert 
    • Sun Up Brewery beer samples and pairings
    • a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of fun!
    • win your choice of three trips in our "52 Pick-Up Game."  See the trip choices in the online catalog here (items 5, 6, 7)

  • 2018 Gala ticket: $50
    Enjoy a delicious meal, plus a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of fun!

    2018 Alumni "Reunion" Gala ticket:  $25
    We are honoring our alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 3 or 8 as our special Gala guests. Alumni in the classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 may purchase 2 tickets (for yourself and a guest) at this discounted "reunion" rate. Enjoy a delicious meal with a global flair, plus a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of fun!

    2018 Gala Table for 10: $450

    Ticket sales are now closed.

    Honoring our Alumni
  • In honor of our alumni celebrating a reunion in 2018, all alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 3 or 8 can attend the 2018 Gala for half-price. That's right, 50% off for our ALA reunion-year alumni and a guest!

    Additionally, we will make every attempt to seat you with graduates from your class. So round up your classmates and have a 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35-year reunion at the Gala! We'll do all the planning!

  • Enjoy globally-inspired food stations prepared for you by Chef K-ton's Bleu Collar Bistro.

    Appetizer Stations will include:
    • Asian “Woking” Salad 
    • Bulgogi Korean Chicken Skewers
    • Japanese Potstickers
    • Native American Fry Bread Tacos (chef-made Shredded Beef Barbacoa, Pico de Gallo, Roasted Tomato Salsa, and all the fixin's)

    Main Buffet will include:
    • German Jaeger Schnitzel (Chicken Medallions, Creamy Mushroom Gravy, Braised Red Cabbage)
    • Italian Penne Pasta Bolognese (Rich Meaty Sauce, Penne Pasta, Fresh Grated Parmesan)
    • American Spring Vegetable Medley
    • Rustic Hearth Baked Breads & Rolls 

    All-American Apple Pie in a Jar, topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
    hand-made by Amadio Ranch Farm Store in Laveen

    Dietary Options
    Gluten Free:
    Woking Salad without wontons, Taco Salad with corn chips and fixin's instead of fry bread, Jaeger Schnitzel, Meat Sauce, Veggies
    Woking Salad, Fry Bread Taco with pinto beans and fixin's, Jaeger Schnitzel with no meat, Pasta without meat sauce, Veggies, Rolls

    Chef Karlton will be on hand to answer dietary or allergy questions.  

    Sun Up Brewery beer samples, with pairing suggestions, lemonade, iced tea, water, coffee. Additional adult beverages may be purchased at the cash bar.
    Back by Popular Demand
  • The Market Beer Pull: For a $15 donation, take home a 6-pack of specialty, craft beer.

    The Market Wine Pull:
    For a $15 donation, take home a surprise bottle of wine valued at $15 or higher!

    The Market Grand Prize:
    Purchase any item in The Market and have the chance to win a special prize basket with wine, beer, designer jewelry, and more!

    Valet Parking:
    Let our event staff park your car for you. No charge!
    Suggested Attire
  • The suggested attire for the evening is business casual. Think polo, cute dress—or as dressy as you'd like to be! 
    Gala Schedule

  • 5:00PM    social hour and silent auction

    6:00PM    dinner stations open

    6:45PM   tables 1000-5000 close

    7:00PM   tables 6000-9000 close

    7:15PM    live auction

    8:20PM    Dessert 
                    Market prize give-away
                    52 Pick Up prize announced

    8:40PM    check-out opens
    Idea and Wish List
    • Airline tickets or gift cards
    • Condo or time-share stays
    • Arizona resort stays
    • Boating tour
    • Limo service
    • Prom or wedding hair, spa, or nail gift certificates
    • Concert or theater tickets
    • Bed and scrip gift cards
    • Private movie viewing
    • Behind-the-scenes tour
    • Fire Dept. Ride-Along
    • 2-3 night stay in a cabin "up north"

    • Digital camera
    • iPod, iPad 
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire or Nook
    • GPS system
    • Game systems 
    • TV

    • College dorm room accessories - fridge or microwave
    • Holiday lights - "hang up and take down" service package
    • Car wash package
    • House cleaning
    • Window cleaning
    • Health, auto or home services
    • Custom made-to-order costume (by a seamstress)
    • Gas cards for a year
    • New jewelry, purses, or accessories
    • Outdoor patio decor
    • Pottery Barn accessories
    • Gift cards to Moon Valley or other nursery
    • Mary Kay basket
    • Avon basket
    • Scentsy basket

    FOOD and DINING:
    • Catered graduation party
    • Gift certificates
    • Home brewed beer
    • Wine and accessories
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Kitchen Aid Mixer
    • Large acrylic drink dispenser
    • Homemade tamales
    • A year of desserts
    • Pampered Chef basket
    • Wild Tree basket

    • Dbacks, Suns, Cardinals, Coyotes, ASU vs U of A tickets
    • Sports memorabilia
    • front row seats? VIP? parking?
    • Golf outings
    • New sports equipment

    • ALA historical treasures (i.e., throw-back jerseys, etc.)
    • 1-2 year vehicle lease
    • Creative or one-of-a-kind items

    Visit this page and let us know what you plan to donate.

    • Used items
    • Fire arms
    • Baby furniture
    Dropping off donations?
  • Donations are accepted through March 8, 2018. Thank you for donating!

    Need ideas? Visit this page and let us know what you plan to donate.

    Stop in! The office is open from 7:30 - 3:30 on school days.

    Contact Jen Bode to schedule:
    602-268-8686 x 37
    Spring Break: March 12-16 (office closed)
  • Please contact the office.

    602-268-8686 ext. 37

    Jen Bode:
    Student Participation
  • Each student/family is encouraged to participate in the Gala in any of these ways: 

    1. Ask for donations of items for our auction.  
    2. DONATE cash towards our Travel Excursion for 2  (Broadway Weekend in NYC) to be auctioned in the live auction at the Gala on March 24. Donate here. (Select fund "other" and type "Gala" in the comments.)

    3. VOLUNTEER spots - full on March 24, 2018. 

    4. ATTEND. (Your ticket purchase will count toward the Student Competition if tickets are purchased by March 8.) Purchase tickets.

    Take a look at the Student Competition flyer.