Gala & Auction 2016
Join us for...

Saturday, March 12, 2016 
5pm in the ALA gymnasium


The 5th annual ALA Gala, Heart of Phoenix, on March 12, 2016 was a wonderful evening. We celebrated 30 years of blessings on our campus in the heart of Phoenix, and almost $45,000 was raised towards two great projects! 

Your gifts towards the "Heart of Phoenix" Gala will be used for need-based tuition assistance as well as a new shade structure for our facility. Tuition assistance and the facility improvements will have far-reaching impact as we serve students at Arizona Lutheran Academy. 

We are thankful to each and every one of you who supported our ministry in so many ways! To all who attended the Gala, donated toward the efforts, volunteered at the Gala, and to our generous Gala sponsors, thank you.

God has surely blessed our students through you.


Over $54,000 was raised at Gala 2015!

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

    1. Construct a sunshade over the courtyard area of the Arizona Lutheran Academy campus. This new ALA shade will replace the current temporary shade structure and provide ample shaded space for lunch and outdoor activities.

    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. We know that academic and character development benefits students, families, and the community. Everyone wins.
    NEW for 2016!
  • NEW!

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

    Flat Screen TV: Purchase a Gala ticket and have a chance to win a flat screen VIZIO E-Series 32inch LED Smart HDTV. 

    VIP Table: (ALREADY SOLD!) This one special VIP table offers your very own personal dinner servers, attentive to your every need. You'll also enjoy 3 free adult beverages per person. You get to take home one specially crafted centerpiece (of course, with a local flair), and receive an extra ticket entry (that's 2 for each guest) in the TV prize give-away. It also includes a special gift for each of your guests, priority check-out, and prime dinner seating for 8.



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

    The Market Restaurant Row:
    Purchase gift cards to fantastic restaurants!

    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!

    Tuition Drawing:
    Purchase a ticket to be entered in a drawing to win a $4000 tuition voucher. The ALA tuition voucher can be applied to your own ALA student or given as a gift to any ALA student. Winner announced at the Gala on March 12, 2016. You do not need to be present to win. Purchase tickets today.

    Valet Parking:
    Let our event staff park your car for you. No charge!
  • Gala ticket: $50
    Enjoy a delicious meal with a local flair, plus a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of fun!

    Alumni "Reunion" Gala Ticket:  $25
    We are honoring our alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 1 or 6 as our special Gala guests. Alumni in the classes of 1981,1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 may purchase 2 tickets (for yourself and a guest) at this discounted "reunion" rate. Enjoy a delicious meal with a local flair, plus a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of fun!

    Gala Table for 10: $450

    Purchase tickets.

    Honoring our Alumni
  • In honor of our alumni celebrating a reunion in 2016, all alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 1 or 6 can attend the 2016 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 your 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30-year reunion at the Gala! We'll do all the planning!

    Purchase tickets here.
  • prepared for you by Chef K-ton's Bleu Collar Bistro

    Enjoy a delicious meal, locally sourced and inspired by local cuisine.
    • Appetizers with a local flair
    • Cilantro Garlic Grilled Chicken Breast with creamy spinach, mushrooms, and jack cheese
    • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions Ranchero with sweet roasted peppers and onions
    • Calabacitas {zucchini, peppers, corn, tomato and cilantro}
    • Spanish Rice and dinner rolls
    • Scrumptious dessert choices from Cleverly Sweet Bakery 

    The beef, chicken (without sauce) and calabacitas will be gluten-free, as well the salsas, cheeses, and rice crackers at the appetizers stations. Chef Karlton will be on hand to answer allergy questions. If possible, please email to let her know that you would like the gluten-free option.

    Your admission price includes one adult beverage, and tea, water, or coffee. Additional adult beverages may be purchased at the cash bar.
    Suggested Attire
  • The suggested attire for the evening is "Arizona formal," which as we Arizonans know, can range from bolo ties to black tie. (Go for "wedding attire" -- or as dressy as you'd like to be!) 
    Gala Schedule

  • 5:00PM    social hour and silent auction

    6:15PM    dinner seating

    7:30PM   tables 1000-5000 close

    7:45PM   tables 6000-9000 close

    8:00PM    live auction

    9:00PM    tuition give-away,
                    Market prize give-away,
                    TV give-away

    9:15PM    check-out opens
    Sponsorship Info
  • We invite you to be a sponsor for Arizona Lutheran Academy’s GALA on March 12, 2016.

    Select fund "other" and type "Gala Sponsorship" in the comments

    Contact Jen Bode at with questions. 

    Dropping off donations?
  • Donations are accepted through Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Thank you for donating!
    Idea and Wish List
  • HOME
    • College dorm room accessories - fridge or microwave
    • Holiday lights - "hang up and take down" service 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

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

    • Airline tickets or gift cards
    • Time-share stays
    • Arizona resort stays
    • Boating tour
    • Limo service
    • Prom or wedding hair, spa, or nail gift certificates
    • Skydiving
    • 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 (WiiU, XBox, etc.)
    • TV

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

    • Used items
    • Fire arms
    • Baby furniture
  • Please contact the office.

    602-268-8686 ext. 37

    Jen Bode:


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