Gala FAQs

Gala FAQs

1) Why have a gala?  Grace Lutheran Church is a source of significant support for Grace Christian Academy by providing classroom space and services.  Without this support, GCA could not offer such low tuition rates as compared to other area private schools.  Though tuition covers many of the physical needs of the school, there remains a gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a scholar. And because of their extraordinary outreach to help others, Grace Christian Academy provides tuition assistance to many families for whom a Christian education might be out of reach. The gala will be a fun opportunity for those who support Christian education to get together virtually and show that support.

2) How can I be a sponsor? A number of sponsorship opportunities at varying levels are available. Sponsorship levels can be found here.  If you have any questions, please contact us

3) If I can't attend the Gala, can I still participate in the Silent Auction?  Yes! The Silent Auction begins online on May 1st and runs through 3:00 p.m. on May 14th and will continue as a silent auction on bid sheets at the Hilton  The highest online bid will be the starting bid on the bid sheet. If there is an item that you cannot live without or you will not be at the gala, please use the "Guaranteed Purchase" option to buy it now. Please note: Not all items will be available for online bidding.

4) Can I donate an item for the Silent Auction? Please and thank you! A donation form can be found here.

5)  I can’t make it to the gala, but I’d still like to support Christian education at Grace.  Thanks! You can make a tax-deductible donation through our website, or please mail your check, made payable to the Grace Christian Academy Foundation, to GCAF, Attn: Gala, 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church VA 22042.

6) Where will the Gala be held? The Gala will be held at the beautiful McLean Hilton, located at 7920 Jones Branch Drive in McLean/Tysons Corner.

7) What should I wear? Dress festively! (Cocktail dress, suit, etc.) 

8) How do I register? Tickets can be purchased online here. Prefer to pay by check? Please use this form and mail your payment to Grace Christian Academy Foundation, 3233 Annandale Rd., Falls Church VA 22042.

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