GALA 35 | 35th Annual Black-Tie Spring Gala

 

GALA 35 | THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME…

We are tremendously excited to ANNOUNCE GALA 35 —  Our 35th Anniversary Gala & Auction to support college scholarships for Alexandria students with financial need will take place on April 24, 2021.   THANK YOU, Alexandria, for 35 years of support for local students and their college dreams. 

PARTNER WITH US. THERE IS GREAT NEED IN YOUR COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW. Two out of three students at T.C. Williams High School live at or near the poverty level. That means that two out of three families have trouble putting food on the table, let alone saving for college. COVID-19 and its far-reaching impacts are devastating local families who already struggle and live near the poverty level. These are the very same families we serve. We need to act now to invest in the students of the COVID generation and help make sure their college dreams become reality.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?  BECOME A SPONSOR OF GALA 35 NOW.  We have a variety of sponsorship levels available, including packages that include VIP ACCESS to any in-person events, gourmet multi-course meals delivered to your home for a virtual event, logo signage on our Gala invitation, web and social media, and on our Gala 35 SWAG BAG. CLICK to REVIEW ALL Sponsor Levels

DONATE AN ITEM OR GIFT CARD TO OUR GALA 35 SILENT AUCTION NOW.   We welcome all gift cards, items, vacation home stays, home improvement services, unique experiences, consulting, tutoring and all services. All auction proceeds support college scholarships for Alexandria students with financial need. CLICK FOR DONATION REQUEST LETTER 

     Donate an Item to our Auction:

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? WE WILL WORK TO PROMOTE YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS ON ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA.  Not only will your generous donation benefit an important cause, it will also provide you with a unique marketing opportunity. You’ll reach and engage with our 10,000 + local donors and patrons through promotion in our auction catalog, web, print, social media and event publicity and marketing. We want your donation to help expand your business audience. We’re all in this together.

While we don’t know exactly what shape our Gala & Auction will take this year – virtual, hybrid, a series of small intimate parties – we do know that students and families in Alexandria are counting on your support now more than ever

GALA 35 | QUICK LINKS

Become a Sponsor or Purchase a Ticket ONLINE

Review or PRINT our 2021 Sponsor Level FORM

Donate An Item to our Silent or LIVE Auction ONLINE 

PRINT the “Silent Auction Item Donation” Form

Register to be a Bidder in our Virtual Silent Auction

Contact us to Purchase a Raffle Ticket for the JACK TAYLOR’S ALEXANDRIA TOYOTA Grand Prize Raffle. $100/ticket gets you one chance to WIN a 2021 TOYTA RAV-4 OR $25,000 in CASH!

If you wish to submit a check or item donation via mail, please mail to: The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria | 3330  King St. | Alexandria, VA 22302 |  501(c)(3) TAX I.D. No: EIN 20-0031464  THANK YOU!

 


GRACIOUS THANKS TO OUR 2020 GALA SPONSORS

VALEDICTORIAN SPONSOR

PRISCILLA* & MICHAEL* GOODWIN

 JACK TAYLOR’S ALEXANDRIA TOYOTA

 

SALUTATORIAN SPONSOR

HON. CINDY* & MARK* ANDERSON

ANONYMOUS

MOLLY & HUNT BURKE

BETH & HON. TIM LOVAIN

 LORRAINE REILLY* & BROCK RAMIREZ

SUMMA CUM LAUDE SPONSOR

ANONYMOUS*

HILTON ALEXANDRIA MARK CENTER

HUDSON STUDIO

NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT GROUP

UNITED BANK

FLORAL CENTERPIECE SPONSOR

BERTLES REAL ESTATE

  

AUCTION PADDLE SPONSOR

BURKE & HERBERT BANK

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR

TRANSURBAN LTD. VA EXPRESSLANES

Magna Cum Laude Sponsor

Café Pizzaiolo

Caudron Megary Blackburn Wealth Mgmt. Group

Kathy & Jamie Conrad

Dawson* and Associates, Inc

Albie & Tim Dickson

Page Elliott and Family

Homes of Alexandria*

Pam & Dan Jones

The Kelley* Family

Hon. Christopher Lewis

Lindsay Automotive Group

Melissa & Chris Logan

Lumina Foundation

Renner* & Co. CPA PC

Elynn & Ross Simons

Transurban Ltd. VA expresslanes

Jen & Henri van Goethem

Virginia Tech

Cum Laude Sponsor

Janet Anderson & Tom Willkomm

Jennifer & Timothy Bright

Laura* & Ed Cassidy

christopher consultants ltd.

Discovery Time Learning Center*

EYA

Five Guys

Friends of Don Beyer

Krys & Paul Filios

Alesia & Stephen Frerichs

Marcia & Tom Fulham

The Goodhart Group

Harry Braswell, Inc.

HGA* Architects & Engineers

Hogg Real Property Services

Maria & Harry Hopper

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Hon. Amy* & Blaine Jackson

Libby Eife-Johnson & Bruce Johnson

Mia & Pat Jones

Linda Kelly & Kurt Moser

Lynch* Family Fund

Laurie MacNamara & Bill Hendrickson

Maginniss + del Ninno Architects pc

Lara & Dan Mathews

Vivian & Dr. Robert Miller

McEnearney Associates Alexandria

Teresa & Daniel Murrin

Tracy & Steve Nickelsburg

Dorene & Jim Pickup

Emily & Mike* Porterfield

Kitty Porterfield

Debra L. Raggio

Simpson* Development Co.

Walsh, Colucci, Lubely & Walsh PC

Shannon L. Watson*

Terese & James Wilson

 

Dean’s List Sponsors

Rachel & Sam Alberts

Erica & Bill Anaya

Stacie & David Andersen

Donna & Mango Mike Anderson

Ann & Russ Bailey

Peter Balas & Diego Delgado

Hon. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker & Stephen Parker

Dr. Lois Berlin & Lawrence Stuebing

Amy & Bill Bertles

Joy Cameron & Robert Berlett

Julie Carey & Michael Tackett

Darlene & Dr. Michael*+ Casey

Harlene & Bill Clayton

Jen & Chuck Collins

Alex Crawford-Batt* &Hon. Justin Wilson

Rebecca Davies

Krista* & Philippe Depeyrot

Kristin & Clarence Dillon

Angela & Timothy Gannon

Emily & Andrew* Garrahan

Paulette* & Douglas* Garthoff

Melissa & Michael Harrington

Mandy & Adam Hayes

Jessica & John Hixson

Cheryl & Dr. Gregory* C. Hutchings, Jr.

Lisa Jacobs & Paul Brinkman

Sheryl & Kevin Jahns

Clare & Ed Jayne

Eileen & Mark Jinks

Kristy & Ted Kalo

Hon. Stephanie & James Kapsis

Carol Kaufman & James Enochs

Jean Kelleher

Elizabeth & Ben Klein

Kristi Komai & Alex Murguia

Brooksie Koopman & Hon. Mark Eaton

Hon. Margaret Lorber & Len Rubenstein

Stephanie & Kyle Lynch

Cassie & Shawn McLaughlin

Ginny & Robb Mulberger

Gwen & John Mullen

Hon. Veronica Nolan & Kareem El-Alaily

Ann O’Hanlon & John Harris

M. Catherine Puskar*

Barbara Rosenfeld

Anne Shine & Don Hilty

Sophia & Hon. Chris Suarez

Lucy Thomson & Hon. Arthur Peabody

Claudia & John Waller

Rosie & Mark Wiedemer

Nancy & Hon. Marc Williams

Corinne Birdsong Winburn

Sarah Zapolsky & David Williams

 

About Alexandria’s Biggest Black-Tie Party…

      

            

Thank you to all who supported our 34th Annual Spring Gala  — A Salute to The Roaring Twenties.  The Gala benefits The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and helps make college dreams come true for Alexandria’s neediest and most deserving students. You can donate an item for our 2021 Silent Auction! Email us to donate or receive an invitation or to become a sponsor, please call 703 824-6730 for more information. Scholarships Change Lives. Forever.

For more information about exclusive sponsorship opportunities  please call or email Beth Lovain, 703 824-6730 or Beth Lovain

The Spring Gala is the annual marquee event for The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. The community celebrates the generosity of Alexandrians, honors the achievements of past scholarship recipients and raises contributions to help send local T.C. Williams High School students with financial need to college.

THE PURPOSE…

All proceeds from the Spring Gala support scholarships for Alexandria Public School graduates who demonstrate financial need, as well as the ability, commitment and dedication to continue their education beyond high school. There is great demand for college scholarships at today’s T.C. Williams, where 2 out of 3 families lives near the poverty level and can struggle to make ends meet, let alone afford college.

All of our generous corporate sponsors are recognized for their investment in the future of our community. Guests have a great night while supporting a great cause.

The Festivities

Our Annual Spring Gala is a formal fast-paced evening of dancing, dining, and silent and live auction shopping.   The event includes a cocktail reception with full open bar and signature cocktail, a gourmet meal, an exciting live auction, entertainment and dancing.  It’s Alexandria’s Biggest Black-Tie Party and truly a great night for a great cause — sending local kids in need to college!

 

The Guests

The more than 550 guests who attend the event are a cross-section of our community —  business leaders, government and elected officials, leaders of the Alexandria City Public Schools, and the community at large. All share a desire to invest in our community by providing our young people with the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education.

The Auction

The Spring Gala includes a fabulous silent and live auction to help benefit scholarships for Alexandria’s neediest students. Even if you cannot attend this year’s gala, you can browse and bid the catalog beginning in April.