THANKS FOR ATTENDING THE 2022
OPALGA+ SCHOLARSHIP GALA

BE YOU!

Saturday, October 22, 2022
6PM-11PM
Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave.,
Oak Park – SOLD OUT

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.

If you can’t attend the gala, please consider supporting the scholarship fund at whatever level you can.

LEARN ABOUT THE 2021 GALA

SEE THE 2022 GALA PROGRAM BOOKLET

WATCH THE VIDEO FROM THE 2022 RECIPIENTS

LEARN ABOUT THE 2023 GALA

Meet the 2022 winners

Marty Cowherd, Chicago

  • High school: Noble Johnson College Prep, Chicago
  • College: University of Chicago, Chicago

Montasia “Tasia” Curry, Chicago

  • High school: Proviso East, Maywood
  • College: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Madeleine Falkenholm, Oak Park

  • High school: Trinity, River Forest
  • College: Loyola University, Chicago

Marielle Janosky, Oak Park

  • High school: Oak Park River Forest
  • College: Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

David Martinez, Berwyn

  • High school: Morton West, Berwyn
  • College: Concordia University, River Forest

Sophia Pacheco, Brookfield

  • High school: Fenwick, Oak Park
  • College: Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Ana Shack, River Forest

  • High school: Oak Park River Forest
  • College: Illinois Institute of Technology

LEARN ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIPS