Gala & Auction 2019

Save the date for ALA's 9th annual Gala!


 

March 7, 2020
Arizona Lutheran Academy gymnasium

 

2019 in Review: 
Our Gala on March 30, 2019 was an amazing night with over 200 faithful friends supporting our ministry! The team effort of ALA friends like you generated $61,000 in proceeds for the Gala. We exceeded our goal and will now be able to purchase 2 vans for transportation. Thank you for making our 8th Gala a rousing success!  

Colossians 3:17 encourages us, "Whatever you do ... do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the Father through him." We are blessed to have so many generous people working together for our students, and praise God for his blessing!   

 

 Take a moment to...

• View 2019 photos
• Save the date for our 9th annual Gala on March 7, 2020!

 

Our Sponsors support us, so let's support them! 

View 2019 Sponsor List.
 

What was available in the 2019 auction? 

View the 2019 catalog.

                         
    Our Goal
  • The goal for this event is to support ALA students by raising $65,000 for campus improvements.
    Vision 2020



  •  
    • savor a delicious evening of appetizers, dinner, and dessert 
    • meet students, allow them to serve you, and see where our ministry happens
    • hear about our vision for the future
    • catch up with Dr. Dan Johnson (ALA 1984), now president of Wisconsin Lutheran College, with a lively question & answer session
    • have a blast with our silent and live auction and lively entertainment!
    Tickets
  • 2020 Gala ticket: $50

    Enjoy a delicious meal, plus a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of fun! 
    Purchase tickets here.


    2020 Alumni "Reunion" Gala ticket:  $25

    We are honoring our alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 5 or 0 as our special Gala guests. Alumni in the classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 may purchase 2 tickets (for yourself and a guest) at this discounted "reunion" rate. Enjoy a locally-sourced delicious meal, plus a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of fun! 
    Purchase tickets here.


    2020 Gala Table for 10: $450
    Purchase table here.

    Honoring our Alumni
  • In honor of our alumni celebrating a reunion in 2020, all alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 5 or 0 can attend the 2020 Gala for half-price. That's right, 50% off for our ALA reunion-year alumni and a guest! Purchase here.

    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!

     
    Menu
  • Indulge
    at a variety food stations by Chef K-ton's Bleu Collar Bistro 

    Dietary Options
    Gluten free? Please let us know. 
    Servers will be on hand to answer dietary or allergy questions.  

    Beverages
    Four delightful wine selections 
    Local brews 
    Back by Popular Demand
  • Tentative plans include....

    The Lobby 
    Beer Pull:
    For a $15 donation, take home a 6-pack of specialty, craft beer.

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

    The Lobby's 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 dress is wedding attire. Ladies, show us your flair in a cute dress. Gentlemen, bring your style too, or ditch the tie and just wear a collared shirt. Dressed up but comfortable is the vision for the night. 
    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 & prizes

    8:40PM    check-out opens
     
    Idea and Wish List
  • Visit this page for more ideas!

    EXPERIENCES / TRAVEL
    • Dinner Club: dinner & wine for 3 months at 3 different restaurants
    • Progressive dinner (five different courses at five restaurants) with Lyft or Uber gift cards
    • Condo or time-share stays
    • Babysitting voucher
    • Uber/Lift vouchers for "nights on the town"
    • Arizona resort stays
    • Boating tour
    • Limo service
    • Prom or wedding hair, spa, or nail gift certificates
    • Concert or theater tickets
    • Hotels.com (Scrip) gift cards
    • Private movie viewing
    • Behind-the-scenes tour
    • Fire Dept. Ride-Along
    • 2-3 night stay in a cabin "up north"
    • Airline tickets or gift cards

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

    HOME
    • 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
    • Skin Care package
    • 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

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

    ONE -OF-A KIND:
    • 1-2 year vehicle lease
    • Creative or one-of-a-kind items

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

    WE CANNOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS:
    • Used items
    • Fire arms
    • Baby furniture

    A FEW NOTES:
    • In the event of duplicate items, we may save one item to use in the 2021 Gala. 
    • Do you love to entertain? Willing to donate and host a unique/themed party at your home? We could assist, if you need ideas! Contact JBode@ALAcoyotes.org. 
    Dropping off donations?
  • Donations are accepted through Feb. 21, 2020. 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:
    JBode@ALAcoyotes.org
    602-268-8686 x 37
     
    Questions?
  • Please contact the office.

    602-268-8686 ext. 37

    Jen Bode: JBode@ALAcoyotes.org
    Student Participation/ Volunteering
  • 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  to be auctioned in the live auction at the Gala on March 7. Donate here. (Select fund "other" and type "Gala" in the comments.)

    3. VOLUNTEER.  Adult volunteers earn one point toward the Student Competition if you sign up by Feb. 21.

    4. ATTEND. (Your ticket purchase will count toward the Student Competition if tickets are purchased by Feb. 21.) 

    Take a look at the Student Competition flyer