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Albert Pujols and his wife Deidre

The 20th Annual

Gala of Stars 2022

2022 Servant Leadership Award Recipients:

Future MLB Hall-of-Famer Albert Pujols and his wife Deidre.

We look forward to seeing you April 30, 2022!

April 24 - May 1, 2021 - Online

Every student at CUI benefits from the gifts of our donors. Every donation has the potential to release energy and light. We ask that you consider joining us this year as we celebrate the 19th annual Concordia University Irvine Gala of Stars. There are four key ways that you can help.

Students hold a CUI flag

Sponsor the Gala

Learn more about sponsorship levels


Student in a science lab

Fund-A-Need

Give today to student aid & scholarships


Athletes from different sports under the new field lights

Support a Star

Add your name to the constellation with a $10 donation


Singer on stage

Gala of Stars Auction

Live online from April 24 - May 1

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:14

Astronomers tell us that, when two stars collide, there is a massive release of energy and light. These encounters can create massive new stars and that impact everything around them.

The image is a fitting one for the Concordia University Irvine Gala of Stars. Our stars are not famous celebrities, actors, or athletes. Our stars are our students-- students who are empowered to live out their callings, guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus, to be launched into the world as agents of change, knowing that Loving God and loving each other are the greatest commandments.

But the students are not the only stars in our sky. You are also a star. Your prayers and support are critical to Concordia’s mission. Our friends and donors are essential to the the success of the Gala of Stars.

The Gala of Stars is where our stars collide.

When student potential meets donor support there is a massive release of energy and light. That energy ignites the untapped potential of our students, forming graduates who are wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens who will spread out from CUI, emboldened to make a difference in their families, workplaces, and communities.

Light is released as these students live out their callings. In the words of Matthew 5, they become the light of the world, unhidden, undimmed, giving light to all they encounter.

2021 Servant Leader Award

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight

The Servant Leader Award honors recipients for their continued demonstration and commitment to their faith, putting the needs of others first, and whose activities have had a significant effect on the lives of others through leadership by serving.

19th Annual Gala of Stars Sponsors

Bellante Family Winery
Crean Lutheran High School
Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School
Orange Lutheran High School

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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