The Gala - Saint Cecilia Gala

The Gala

You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018 for our 13th Annual Saint Cecilia Gala- Theme TBD.  This soiree is a fun and exciting evening to benefit Catholic Education hosted at the Scheman Building in Ames. Tickets will be available online starting on March 1st.
The annual Gala, open to all,  includes:

5:00-7:00pm    Social Champagne hour, Silent Auction, Raffles, passed hors d'oeuvres & food stations
7:00                   Opening Prayer and Introduction
7:30                   Dessert, Live Auction, Raffle drawings, evening snacks & live music by

Tickets are TBD (includes passed hors d'oeuvres and food stations, including vegetarian and gluten-free options and two drink tickets)



About the Gala

Saint Cecilia has provided quality Catholic education programs in the Ames area for over 100 years. Currently, the Saint Cecilia School serves over 200 children from preschool to fifth grade and parish programs provide faith formation opportunities for over 1700 families. Additional funding is necessary as we seek to provide the finest educational experiences for our children into the future.

Since 2006, the Saint Cecilia Gala has been held to create a “third source” income for the school and faith formation. Already, the Gala endowment is helping to fund our Catholic Education efforts. With your help the fund will continue to grow and contribute even more for the future.

The Saint Cecilia Gala, a fun and festive dinner event including a live and silent auction, is a wonderful community gathering that attracts hundreds of people to support the future of Saint Cecilia.

 Did You Know?

  • Gala proceeds benefit Saint Cecilia School, Saint Cecilia Faith Formation, and Saint Cecilia/ Saint Thomas Aquinas Youth Ministry programs.
  • 90% of the Gala proceeds go directly into the Educational Endowment Fund to ensure that future generations have access to quality Catholic educational programs.
  • The endowment fund ensures that Saint Cecilia’s education and Faith Formation efforts can thrive and grow even during difficult economic times.
  • In just 11 years, the Gala has raised to $1.5 million dollars to benefit Saint Cecilia’s educational and faith formation ministries.  
  • You do not need to be a huge donor to make a difference.
    • The silent auction features a wide variety of items from small gift cards and fun games, to kid’s parties, jewelry, and priceless creations made by the children themselves.
    • The live auction is a lively and entertaining event whether or not you participate by bidding.
    • The night also includes fun Fixed Bidding items, a Gift Card Grab and three exciting Raffles- Travel Raffle, Heads or Tails and new this year, our Cash Raffle where guest buy a chance at winning $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500 in cash!
    • Everyone who attends contributes to the spirit, camaraderie and fun!


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