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California Coaches Conference | Master's in Coaching and Athletics Administration | Concordia University Irvine
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Thank you to the friends and supporters of Concordia University Irvine who helped make the 21st Annual Gala of Stars a success! For nearly 50 years our God has been at work guiding the Concordia mission to develop wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens to serve both society and the church.

We are grateful to have gathered, honored community members, and supported Concordia students. This year, we set a Gala of Stars record by raising over $650,000!

Over the last decade, the Gala of Stars has collected more than $5,000,000, showing how our grace-filled God can use gifts from yesterday to provide peace and hope for today, while preparing our students for the challenges of tomorrow.

Every student at Concordia benefits from the gifts of our donors. There is still time to support the 21st Annual Gala of Stars Fund-A-Need. Your gift makes a difference in the lives of our students and contributes to the growing legacy of the Gala of Stars.



Doy Henley Gala 2023

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Doy Henley

For his commitment to higher education in Orange County and his philanthropic work in the Lutheran community, Concordia University Irvine is pleased to honor and recognize Mr. Doy Henley with the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award at our 21st annual Gala of Stars. This award is presented to an individual or couple who, through their God-given talents, has made a difference in the lives of others.

Read Doy's Story of Impact

Sue Fleischli Gala 2023

2023 Servant Leadership Award
Mrs. Sue Fleischli

Concordia University Irvine is very pleased to announce that Sue Fleischli has been selected as the recipient of Concordia’s 2023 Servant Leadership Award for her dedication to Concordia University Irvine, as professor, supporter, friend, and Auction Queen Extraordinaire. Sue is truly a Christian example for all of us.

Thank you to our 2023 Gala of Stars Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Craig & Jane Olson

Gold Sponsor

Chapman University

Front & Center Table Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Ken & Jo Voertman
Seal Beach Synergy Team

Bronze Sponsors

Conrad LLC
Keithly-Williams Seeds
Pacific Southwest District
St. Paul's

20th Annual Gala of Stars

Contact Us

For more information about the Gala of Stars, please feel free to contact us directly.

Grace Saldaña

Grace Saldaña
Director of Special Events
(949) 214-3185
[email protected]

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