At the 2022 Annual Scholarship Gala!
Saturday, October 22, 2022 6PM-11PM
Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park
Your ticket includes:
- Pre-dinner HORS D’OEUVRES and CASH BAR
- PLATED DINNER with choice of three entrees, plus salad, sides, and dessert
- Introduction of the 2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
- Presentation of 2022 FOUNDERS AWARD
- GIFT BASKET raffles to help fund the scholarships
- LIVE AUCTION to fund 2023 scholarships
- DJ AND DANCING until 11 PM
OPALGA+ awards annual student scholarships for the continuing education of LGBTQIA+ students, the children of LGBTQIA+ parents, or their friends or allies. Total scholarship awards each year depend on the generosity of our event attendees and donors.
- Parking is available in the nearby paid garage on Forest Ave.
- The evening’s attire is business chic or whatever you’d wear out on the town. You be you!
- Please arrive between 6pm and 6:30pm for cocktails, schmoozing and to get your pre-printed name tag with your table number on it.
- Dinner begins promptly at 7pm.
- A bar (accepting cash and credit cards) will be available during the cocktail hour and after dinner until 11pm.
- Funds raised from the raffle, auction and the evening’s donations support the scholarship program. The funds previously paid to attend the Gala cover the cost of the evening.
- Please be generous when purchasing raffle tickets, bidding on auction items and/or making donations that evening.
- We invite you to purchase raffle tickets ($5 each or 5 for $20). Raffle ticket sales will be cash or check for a chance to win six different prizes.
- Live-auction bundles can be paid for with cash, check or credit card.
- Use the QR code on your table and in your program book to donate directly to the scholarship fund.
- After the formalities, get ready to dance! Find song request slips at your table to present to the DJ. We’ll dance the night away until 11pm!
If you can’t attend the gala, please consider supporting the scholarship fund at whatever level you can.
You can still donate to the 2023 OPALGA+ scholarship fund by clicking the PayPal button below. Our 2023 Gala is Saturday, October 21, 2023.