Under The Big Top

La Cañada school families and community members will enjoy a magical evening in the city of stars filled with music and dreams. This year once again, the Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, will provide the setting for the Spring Gala benefiting our children and our schools.


Gala participants will mix, mingle, shop, dine and dance with hundreds of their fellow community supporters as we raise money for our children’s schools. As always, we’ll have a fantastic silent auction with HUNDREDS of items, the exciting live auction for one-of-a-kind gems. Invitations are in will be mailed in January and we hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, you can still support our schools by donating something for the auction or purchasing an opportunity drawing ticket or two.



The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743 8800



Saturday March 16, 2019



Gentleman, black tie preferred

Ladies, elegant and vibrant



Enjoy our fabulous silent and live auctions with ALL purchases made counting towards your total giving to the the schools for the year! And… if you have something to donate to the auction, that counts too! Click here to download an auction donation form.



Valet parking is available directly in front of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles.  Underwriters and corporate sponsors enjoy complimentary valet and/or overnight parking.  More information about becoming and underwriter and the “perks” involved coming soon.

Schedule of Events


5:30 p.m.
Evening Sunset Reception – Hosted Cocktails
Silent Auction begins

7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m
Dinner Seating
Live Auction
Music and Dancing

2019 Gala Committee Members


A special thanks to these hardworking members, staff and volunteers of the LCFEF who make this event possible:


Caroline Anderson, Event Co-Chair

Sunyoung Fahimi, Event Co-Chair

Gina Ricci, Décor Co-Chair

Vanessa Terzian, Décor

Julie Bae, Silent Auction Co-Chair

Karen Thurston, Silent Auction Co-Chair

Jamie Hefner, Silent Auction

Joanna Banks, Silent Auction

Tracy Nelson, Silent Auction

Joyce Mayne, Silent Auction

Chris Silber, Volunteer Coordinator/Auction

Tim Sheffield, Load/Unloading Coordinator

Arlene Fader, Check In

Jeff Parks, Check In

Additional Questions


Interested in underwriting the event? Donating Goods?  Any other questions? Just email us!

Invest in our future by giving today.