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Annual Auction and Gala

2024 Auction and Gala


Save the date for our Annual Gala and Auction benefiting ACDS. Enjoy an evening of entertainment, food, and music with friends, fellow ACDS parents, faculty and alumni.

Why the auction?

Our annual gala and auction raises funds for essential classroom and curriculum needs, as well as supporting professional development programs for our teachers.

Who: ACDS Parents, Faculty, and Alumni (21+)
What: The Big Apple Annual Gala Benefiting ACDS  (ticketed event)
Where: The Westin, Downtown San Jose
When: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Doors Open: 6:00pm

Buy Your Tickets Today!

Ticket Information and Pricing*

Individual Ticket Options

Early Bird Individual Ticket: $175 (only 20 available)

Individual Ticket: $200

Each Individual Ticket includes:

  • Appetizers
  • Dinner (including salad, main course, and dessert)

Table Package Options  

Red Apple Table: $2100 (only 8 available)


  • Seating for 10
  • Appetizers and Dinner
  • 2 Bottles of wine (1 red, 1 white)

Green Apple Table: $2500 (only 8 available)


  • Seating for 10
  • Appetizers and Dinner
  • 4 Bottles of wine (3 red, 1 white)
  • 2 Drink tickets per person
  • 5 Strings of Heads or Tails beads (1 per each couple at the table) 

Additional Packages available for purchase: For table guests who would like to purchase drink packages, casino chips packages, and beads for the Heads or Tails Game, please click here. At the time of purchase, individual ticket and table purchasers will have the opportunity to purchase these packages.

*In light of nationwide rising food and labor costs, we have seen a significant increase in expenses related to hosting this event. The committee has been diligently working to secure sponsorships and explore strategies to minimize the impact on ticket prices. It's important to note that ticket prices only cover the cost of holding the event and are not a component of fundraising. 

Our Sponsors

Steinhoff Orthodontics

Get Involved!

There are so many different ways to get involved with our Annual Gala and Auction.

Join the Gala and Auction Team


Donate to the Auction


ACDS is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax refundable as permissible by law.


Do you have general questions about our Annual Gala and Auction? Please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Annual Giving & Special Events, Kimberly Ahlgren, with any questions you may have. We are always here to help!