We are pleased to announce that plans are underway for the 2019 ASCS Annual Gala! Formerly known as the “Reach for the Stars” event, our ASCS Annual Gala will serve the same important purpose: to raise funds for our cherished school – the only pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school supported by 10 parishes in our local community. Yet at the same time, the Gala is full of new and exciting features! Let’s start with the basics:
ASCS Annual Gala: This is our signature event for ASCS. We hope you’ll see how important this cause is: All proceeds go toward the ongoing vitality of our Catholic school – educating and forming students for generations to come. This benefit for our school is possibly the pinnacle of our events – as it allows us to celebrate this treasured Catholic school while ensuring the sustainability for years to come. Proceeds go toward educational materials, instructional technology, upgrades to our buildings and daily operations, to name a few. We operate nearly a $3M budget – of which $2.1M is derived from tuition and fees with the remaining $900k raised by parish support, scholarships and fundraising. We simply can’t exist without the generous donors of our families, community members and business owners.
Goal: This year, our goal is to raise $200,000, which is a 5% increase over last year! Thanks to our generous donors and help from so many, we are confident we can make this goal!
Date: Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 13, 2019! We are so excited about this year’s event. With a roaring 20s theme, you will enjoy a sit-down dinner, music, live and silent auction and raffle! Registration will open in mid January. Capacity is 300 so make sure you register early!
New Location! Drum roll please…. We are excited to share with you that the event will be held at The Stella Hotel and Ballroom and we will be one of the first events held at the venue. This is a brand new venue currently undergoing renovation and updating. We are thrilled that this historic landmark will serve as THE place to celebrate the heritage of All Saints Catholic School! You cannot miss this elegant and fun evening in the heart of downtown Kenosha!
How to Get Involved: There are countless ways to help or get involved with our Gala. Here are a few suggestions:
- Donate a silent auction item: Gift certificates, merchandise, service or anything creative you can think of! We welcome vacation homes, Badger tickets, Packer tickets, Brewer tickets or donated skilled trade hours (electrical, carpentry, etc) and more! We will gladly pick up your items or you may drop them off at either of our campuses. Click here to access the online donor form.
- Purchase a sponsorship. There are many levels depending on how much visibility you’d like for your family or business. By being a sponsor, you will receive excellent community exposure – as more than 300 members of the community from all walks of life are present. Click here to access the online sponsorship form.
- Sell raffle tickets. This is probably one of the easiest ways to support the Gala, and one where you can involve your children! Check out the raffle prizes and instructions for selling raffle tickets on the reverse side of this letter.
Our event is only successful due to the generosity of so many individuals and businesses. We cannot express how grateful we are for your participation and support. On behalf of our cherished students – our future leaders – we thank you for your consideration and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to email to firstname.lastname@example.org.