Gala & Auction 2021


  March 24 - 28, 2021 online 

Thanks to all of you, our virtual Gala was an amazing success! We missed the personal connections and energy of a live Gala, but are so thankful that God blessed our 2021 event. A terrific team of professional technicians and studio hosts, Ben Priebe and Phil Bischoff, created a unique experience for our online attendees.

ALA is truly a family,  and we are grateful for all our family members who donated, bid generously, and shared their blessings with our ALA students. Our three projects — new chairs, new lockers, and new signage, will continue to enhance our ministry. Thanks to all of you, as of April 14, we met our $60,000 goal!

To God be the glory! Thank you, ALA family.
If you missed the live event or the online auction, you can still make an impact!

(1) Give a gift.
 (2) Watch the broadcast, 
starring Phil Bischoff and Ben Priebe,
and find out about our Gala goals, 
recorded live at Spectrum Studio on March 27, 2021.  

(3) Share feedback

(4) View photos on Facebook.
    Our Goal
  • The goal for this 10th annual Gala is to raise over $60,000 to support our students by funding campus upgrades, including options that will
    • enhance our facility for students and guests,
    • and make our campus more visible to the community.

    Our most recent Galas have raised funds to renovate our locker rooms, and purchase two Ford Transit vans, a new digital marquee, and a 2200 sq. foot shade canopy. Your investment will make a visible difference on our campus!
    Free to attend - live program & auction
  • There is no charge to attend the 2021 Gala. There are two parts:
    1. The auction will run online from March 24-28. Register to bid here.
    2. The live event - watch online on YouTube - Saturday, March 27 from 6-7pm

    The live event will be produced and recorded by Spectrum Video & Film and Joel Buchholz (ALA 1987).
    NEW! Host an at-home Gala Dinner Party
  • This top-level sponsorship will allow you to host a dinner party at home, but you won't have to do the cooking. Your $2000 gift will support the Gala effort in an amazing way! 

    You simply invite friends to a Gala "watch-party" at your home, and we provide: 
    • Dinner and craft brews for 10 guests delivered to your home on March 27, 2021, prepared by ALA faculty/hosts
    • Delivery available in Phoenix metro area
    • Verbal, screen, and social media/email recognition, as you see fit
    • Of your $2000 donation, $1800 is considered a charitable gift.

    Menu includes • tri-tip (smoked by our own Board of Directors member Jeff Weinstein (ALA class of 1989) • homemade salsas and taco fixin's, Cilantro-lime Rice, Mexican Street Corn Salad, • Layered taco dip, • a cooler of brews, • home-made dessert with a Mexican flair

    only 2 available |  $2000
    What's new for 2021?
  • Almost everything is new this year! 
    • Our 2021 Gala will be an online, one-hour event on March 27, 2021
    • Tune in from your own backyard or favorite comfy chair
    • Plan your backyard party with your choice of appetizers, dinner, drinks, and dessert 
    • Plus, we're stepping up our game with an online auction (March 24-28)

    What's not new?
    A movement of amazing friends who support our students at the Gala! 
    Honoring our Alumni
  • Shout-out to our ALA classes ending in 1 or 6! Don't worry, we'll have a discounted Gala rate for you in 2022.
    Dropping off donations?
  • Donations are accepted through March 11, 2021. 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. Masks required.

    Bring this with your donation: DONATION FORM  

    Contact Jen Bode to schedule:
    602-268-8686 x 37
    Idea and Wish List
  • Visit this page for more ideas!

    • Dinner Club: dinner & wine for 3 months at 3 different restaurants
    • Progressive dinner (five different courses at five restaurants) 
    • Condo or time-share stays
    • Arizona resort stays
    • Limo service
    • Prom or wedding hair, spa, or nail gift certificates
    • Concert or theater tickets
    • (Scrip) gift cards
    • Private movie viewing
    • Behind-the-scenes tour
    • 2-3 night stay in a cabin "up north"
    • Airline tickets or gift cards

    • 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
    • Farmhouse decor 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 memorabilia
    • Golf outings
    • New sports equipment

    • 1-2 year vehicle lease
    • Creative or one-of-a-kind items
    • Supervise, oversee, assist with the repainting of kitchen cabinets

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

    • Used items
    • Fire arms
    • Baby furniture

    • 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 
    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. Donate here

    3. DONATE ITEMS —be creative! Need donation ideas? Take a look at this list.
    Ask your student to look at the Basket ideas (in Study Hall).
    4. JOIN THE PLANNING TEAM.  Adult volunteers earn one ticket in the Gala drawing if you sign up for a specific task by March 11. Complete this survey or contact to volunteer.

    Take a look at the Student Competition flyer.

  • Please contact the office.

    602-268-8686 ext. 37

    Jen Bode: