The 9th Anuual LREF Gala will be held on March 23, 2013.
The LREF Gala is the Ladera Ranch Education Foundation’s (LREF) signature fundraising event. The ninth annual Gala will be held at The Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills on March 23, 2013. This year’s Gala theme is “Come Fly With Me: Helping Students Take Flight”. The theme illustrates the goals and dreams of our Ladera schools as we have fun with a retro-nod back to the early 1960′s time period (think Mad Men/Pan Am/Rat Pack). The night will feature live and silent auctions, dancing to early Motown hits, photo ops, and a four-course-wait-served dinner in the elegant Crystal Ballroom. The LREF Gala is organized and planned by an all volunteer committee and is LREF’s largest fundraiser of each year.
Last year’s Great Gatsby Gala raised over $40,000 to fund the LREF grant awards. The purpose of the Ladera Ranch Education Foundation grant program is to support the public schools that serve the community of Ladera Ranch and to provide funds to enrich the learning environment, motivate students, and enhance instructional effectiveness. Grants are awarded on an annual basis and the success of LREF fund raising events directly impacts the amount of funds that are awarded to schools each year. These grants fund various curriculum areas including reading, math, social studies and music. Since it’s incorporation in July 2004, LREF has granted over $265,000 through it’s fund raising efforts. You can get more information about our grant program at our main LREF website: http://www.LREFonline.org.
Thank you to our sponsors and the attendees of the 2013 LREF Gala.