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Gala of Stars

Last year’s Gala of Stars virtual event raised more than $550,000 in scholarship funds. Making a difference in the lives of many students! More than 90% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid from Concordia University Irvine. This assistance wouldn’t be possible without the support of our donors and corporate partners—people like you. Because of your generosity, we can provide extraordinary educational opportunities that prepare our young men and women to make a difference in the world and create a lasting impact on future generations.

We are pleased to invite you to the 19th Annual Gala of Stars. This benefit auction begins with an invitation only launch event on April 17 and continues online from April 24-May 1. It will feature some exciting elements that you won’t want to miss.

One of the highlights of this special virtual Gala will be a special musical presentation by Concordia student singers and musicians. The event promises to be an exciting one—with a silent and live auction. Additionally, LaVeda Carter will be returning to CUI to receive the Servant Leadership Award for her tireless dedication for more than four decades to the mission of CUI.

We anticipate engaging more than 2,000 donors and friends as we pursue a goal $750,000. This money will directly benefit Christian higher education and student scholarships.

I am asking you to consider underwriting a sponsorship for the 2021 Gala of Stars. Please invite your family, friends and business associates to a great evening of entertainment and fun for a very worthwhile project. To continue the excellent work of Concordia University, your support is needed and appreciated.

On behalf of Concordia’s students, whose education will enable them to become wise, honorable and cultivated citizens of the world, thank you for your support.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the Gala of Stars, please contact Grace Saldaña, Director of Special Events, at (949) 214-3185 or [email protected].

Sponsor Levels

Title Sponsor - $30,000

Pre-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in Gala Invitation as Title Sponsor (52,000 email contacts)
  • Logo and link across CUI Gala website
  • Individual recognition on CUI social media platforms

Event Recognition

  • Logo and link displayed during virtual Gala
  • Recognition from CUI President in Gala video
  • Recognition in event promotional emails (minimum 7 emails to 52,000 contacts)

Post-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition on CUI social media platforms
  • Recognition in post-Gala Fund Update (52,000 email contacts)

In-Person, Boutique Gala Launch Event

  • Invitation for 4 to attend the CUI Gala of Stars Launch Event the weekend of April 17

Servant Leadership Award Sponsor - $20,000

Pre-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in Gala Invitation (52,000 email contacts)
  • Logo and link on CUI Gala Sponsor page
  • Sponsor group recognition on CUI social media platforms

Event Recognition

  • Logo and link displayed during virtual Gala
  • Special recognition in Servant Leader Award email communication (52,000 email contacts)

Post-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in post-Gala Fund Update (52,000 email contacts)

In-Person, Boutique Gala Launch Event

  • Invitation for 2 to attend the CUI Gala of Stars Launch Event the weekend of April 17
  • Special recognition when Servant Leader Award is awarded

Entertainment Sponsor - $15,000

Pre-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in Gala Invitation (52,000 email contacts)
  • Logo and link on CUI Gala Sponsor page
  • Sponsor group recognition on CUI social media platforms

Event Recognition

  • Logo and link displayed during virtual Gala
  • Special recognition in Entertainment email communication (52,000 email contacts)

Post-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in post-Gala Fund Update (52,000 email contacts)

In-Person, Boutique Gala Launch Event

  • Invitation for 2 to attend the CUI Gala of Stars Launch Event the weekend of April 17
  • Special recognition when Gala Entertainment is presented

CUI Student Constellation - $15,000

Pre-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in Gala Invitation (52,000 email contacts)
  • Logo and link on CUI Gala Sponsor page
  • Sponsor group recognition on CUI social media platforms

Event Recognition

  • Logo and link displayed during virtual Gala
  • Special recognition on Star purchase webpage (52,000 email contacts)

Post-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in post-Gala Fund Update (52,000 email contacts)

In-Person, Boutique Gala Launch Event

  • Invitation for 2 to attend the CUI Gala of Stars Launch Event the weekend of April 17

Corporate Sponsor - $3,000

Pre-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in Gala Invitation (52,000 email contacts)
  • Logo and link on CUI Gala Sponsor page
  • Sponsor group recognition on CUI social media platforms

Event Recognition

  • Logo and link displayed during virtual Gala

Post-Gala Recognition

  • Recognition in post-Gala Fund Update (52,000 email contacts)

In-Person, Boutique Gala Launch Event

  • Invitation for 2 to attend the CUI Gala of Stars Launch Event the weekend of April 17

2021 Virtual Gala Table Sponsor - $1,000

  • Invitation for 2 to attend the CUI Gala of Stars Launch Event the weekend of April 17

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 sponsorship opportunities for the Gala of Stars, please contact us directly.

Grace Saldaña

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

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