Gala

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Gala Dinner & Show?

Gala 2021 (previously known as The Premiere) is one spectacular night to celebrate and support every student at Orange Lutheran! The Gala Dinner and Show provides a substantial amount of financial support to the many programs that make Orange Lutheran unique, but more importantly, it enables us to offer generous tuition assistance to deserving families and bring them closer to Christ.

How will Gala 2021 differ from previous years?

We are going to great lengths to ensure that Gala continues to be Orange Lutheran’s most spectacular night. While the event will be outdoors this year — it will be hosted in the Student Union for the first time — guests will still enjoy amazing food and drinks, watch a powerful show, and engage in exciting live and silent auctions. Face masks and coverings will be required when not seated or eating/drinking and guests are asked to maintain 6′ between each other, which are the same protocols asked of students, faculty, and staff each day on campus.

Safety & COVID-19 Protocols

Do I have to wear a face mask/covering?

Yes, guests will be required to wear a face mask or face covering when they are not seated at their table or eating/drinking.

Event Details

What should I wear?

Cocktail attire is requested. For ladies, this means wearing what an evening wedding would call for (knee or floor-length dresses are both appropriate). Gentlemen typically wear a suit with a collared shirt. Ties are optional. For all guests, no denim, please.

Where will the event be held?

This year, the entire event will be hosted outdoors in the beautiful Student Union for the first time, and, as always, guests will be treated to powerful performances featuring our students and produced by Orange Lutheran alumni — this year, it will be from the comfort of their table rather than in the Nechita Center. The Student Union will be transformed for a comfortable and safe experience for our guests and will adhere to the same policies and procedures that are in place for students, staff, and faculty.

Will there be heaters?

Yes! While we hope to have a warm spring evening, the Student Union will be equipped with ample heat to keep all guests comfortable.

Will there be a silent auction?

Yes! Guests will receive instructions on how to participate in the Silent Auction in real-time from their cell phones. Silent Auction items will be available to view inside the Ellwein Center, however, all bidding takes place on the Gala Silent Auction website.

How many guests are seated at each table?

Each table at the Gala Dinner & Show can accommodate up to 10 guests. If you have questions or seating requests please contact Candice.Corbett@lhsoc.org or 714-282-4682. Please visit Underwriting Opportunities if you would like the option to host fewer than 10 guests at your table.

Sponsorships & Underwriting

How many guests are seated at each table?

Each table at the Gala Dinner & Show can accommodate up to 10 guests. If you have questions or seating requests please contact Candice.Corbett@lhsoc.org or 714-282-4682. Please visit Underwriting Opportunities if you would like the option to host fewer than 10 guests at your table.

Can I have fewer than 10 guests at my table?

Yes! Please visit Underwriting Opportunities if you would like the option to host fewer than 10 guests at your table.