Gala & Auction 2017


There are so many things to celebrate, following our 6th annual Gala on March 25, 2017.

You made a difference! The Arizona Lutheran Academy Gala was a huge success because of your participation and generosity. We praise God for his blessings, and we praise Him for what he did through you. Our donors and sponsors were amazing! You joined together on Saturday night to make a difference in the life of an ALA student. Gala attendance was terrific, you helped us exceed our goal --raising over $60,000! The atmosphere was lively and exciting. It was a great night for ALA and its students.

Thank you for your support and please join us in thanking our gracious God for his blessings.   

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably 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 case you missed it....


SUPPORT THE GALA with a gift

We've closed ticket sales and donations. Consider these ideas for 2018.

• INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS (plan a donation for 2018)

• GROUP DONATION IDEAS (Get ideas. Share your plans)

• GALA TICKETS (plan to join us in 2018)

• SPONSOR ADVERTISING INFO (more info to come in 2018)

• BECOME A SPONSOR (join us as a sponsor in 2018)
Select fund "other" and type "Gala Sponsorship" in the comments


2016 IN REVIEW...

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

    1. Campus improvements, including a shade canopy and a digital marquee sign. The shade will replace the current temporary shade structure and provide ample shaded space for lunch and outdoor activities. A new sign would replace our thirty-year-old entrance sign, allowing us to promote more events and increase visibility.

    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 2017!
    • featuring 3TV's Good Morning Arizona Anchor, Scott Pasmore, as our master of ceremonies 
    • tropical-inspired small plate appetizer, dinner, and dessert stations 
    • Sun Up Brewery beer samples and pairings
    • a silent and live auction, entertainment, and an evening of tropical fun!
  • We have reached capacity. Ticket sales are now closed for 2017.

    2017 Gala ticket: $50

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

    2017 Alumni "Reunion" Gala Ticket:  $25
    We are honoring our alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 2 or 7 as our special Gala guests. Alumni in the classes of 1982,1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 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!

    2017 Gala Table for 10: $450

    Honoring our Alumni
  • In honor of our alumni celebrating a reunion in 2017, all alumni who graduated from ALA in years ending in 2 or 7 can attend the 2017 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!
  • Enjoy tropical-inspired small plate food stations prepared for you by Chef K-ton's Bleu Collar Bistro.
    • Hawaiian Plantation Salsa Station with Mango, Pineapple, Papaya & Black Bean Salsas, and more
    • Fish Tacos with all the fixin’s, Pineapple Chicken Long Rice, Sweet Potato Scallops and Medallions 
    • Chef-Carved Whole Roasted Kalua Pig with a variety of chef-made accents on Hawaiian Slider Buns
    • Fresh Fruit and Dessert with an island flair

    No problem! 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 "beach wedding." Think linen shirt, sundress—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

    8:40PM    check-out opens
    Idea and Wish List
  • 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
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
    Sponsorship Info
  • We invite you to be a sponsor for Arizona Lutheran Academy’s GALA on March 25, 2017.

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

    Contact Jen Bode at with questions. 

    Dropping off donations?
  • Stop in! The office is open from 7:30 - 3:30 on school days.

    Spring Break: March 13-17
    Contact Jen Bode to schedule:
    602-268-8686 x 37

    Donations are accepted through March 10, 2017. Thank you for donating!
  • Please contact the office.

    602-268-8686 ext. 37

    Jen Bode:
    Student Participation
  • Each student is encouraged to participate in the Gala in any of these ways: 
    1. Volunteer at the Gala! Sign up here.
    2. Send 15 Gala invitations to family or friends. (Invitations available in the ALA office.)
    3. Donate items/cash for our auction.  Donation form available here. Please bring donated items by March 8, 2017.
    4. Donate cash towards our VIP Boston Travel Excursion for 2: A Samuel Adams Brewery Tour in Boston, Post 390 Dinner, Fairmont Boston 3-Night Stay, and Airfare for 2. (This will be auctioned in the live auction at the Gala on March 25.)

    View the Student Competition flyer.



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