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 one-of-a-kind items. Invitations are in the mail, but you may also purchase tickets here! If you can’t make it, you can still support our schools by donating something for the auction.



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, formal



Enjoy our fabulous silent and live auctions with ALL purchases made counting towards your total giving to the the schools for the year! For a preview of the auction items, please click here. 

Access to the silent auction items are for Gala attendees only.


Valet parking is available directly in front of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles.  Underwriters and corporate sponsors enjoy complimentary valet and/or overnight parking. Parking at the Ritz is valet only and the cost is $25.

Directions to Platinum Ballroom Parking:   The Platinum Ballroom has its own valet and specific address:  (Please spread the word)

1015 S. Georgia St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(On West Road, between LA LIVE Way and Georgia St.)
Please click here  for specific directions.

Schedule of Events

5:00 p.m.
Evening Sunset Reception – Hosted Cocktails
Silent Auction begins

6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m
Dinner Seating
Music and Dancing

Braised Short Ribs
Herb & Garlic Roasted Sea Bass
Apricot-Rosemary Glazed Chicken Breast
Asparagus Risotto

2019 Gala Paddle Pledge Initiative

 Empowering Our Kids to Strive AND Thrive

After much research and development, it has become clear that our

students need more than academic knowledge to thrive in our

increasingly complex and changing world. LCUSD is  prepared to

launch several major projects as a part of a wellness initiative. This

year’s LCFEF Gala Paddle Pledge will raise funds to support three

specific elements of this initiative that will touch more than 4,100

students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Please raise your

paddles at Gala to help empower your children to strive and

thrive!  For more detail, please click here.

Translated in Chinese click here and Korean click here. 

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

Joyce Mayne, Décor

Julie Bae, Silent Auction Co-Chair

Karen Thurston, Silent Auction Co-Chair

Jaime Hefner, Silent Auction

Grace Mase, Silent Auction

Tracey Nelson, Silent Auction

Arlene Fader, Silent Auction

Truc MooreSilent Auction

Chris Silber, Volunteer Coordinator/Auction

Tim Sheffield, Load/Unloading Coordinator

Jeff Parks, Check In

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