St. Alban's Gala 2017
Lift Up The Children
Our annual gala will be held on Saturday, May 13. The silent auction and reception begin at 6:00 p.m. in Nourse Hall, followed by dinner in Satterlee Hall.
Proceeds from the gala and silent auction will benefit Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, DC, Hope and Resurrection School in South Sudan, and St. Saviour's School in Zarka, Jordan. Learn more about our beneficiaires.
Come bid on amazing auction items: framed art, hand-made ceramics, excursions, adventures and much more. Or place your bid in advance.
Tickets to attend the gala dinner and auction sell for $75 each; tickets to attend the reception and silent auction only sell for $40. If you'd like to help a representative from one of the three beneficiary organizations or a fellow parishioner attend the gala, Angel tickets are available for $75 each.
Volunteers will be selling gala tickets in the narthex on Sundays, following each of the services. If you plan to purchase a gala ticket and will need childcare, please indicate this when you purchase your ticket. Checks should be made out to St. Alban's Church with "Gala 2017" in the memo line.
The popular Gala Raffle is back! Enter to win a subscription for two to The Washington Chorus’ 2017-2018 season or a basket of “Made in California” wines and other Golden State items. Tickets are $5 each, and proceeds benefit our three schools. What a great way to support the Gala and join the fun even if you can’t join us on May 13. You need not be present to win. Contact: Donna Palmer
Many hands are needed to make the gala a success. Sign up now to volunteer at the auction or dinner, or to make a donation for the dinner or auction. Popular auction items include
- Vacation homes
- Event and performance tickets
- Tours and adventures
- Works of art, especially by parishioners
- Personal and professional services
- Edible creations or premium wines
Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, DC
Tubman serves 575 prekindergarten through 5th grade students, many from homeless shelters and low-income housing. 99% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, and the majority speak English as a second language. Your gift would help support intervention programs for struggling students and start a food pantry.
Hope and Resurrection School in South Sudan:
In the world’s newest nation, torn by civil war and with an 80% illiteracy rate, Hope & Resurrection provides a safe haven and secondary education to 231 students. Your donation will support the salary of the girls’ dorm matron and English teacher and full scholarships for two girls.
St. Saviour’s School in Jordan:
An academically rigorous K-12 school serving 350 sighted and blind students, St. Saviour’s is located in a gritty industrial city whose economy has been eavily impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis. With your help, we will provide full scholarships for up to six students who would otherwise have to drop out because of their families’ loss of income and inability to pay school fees.