Annual Gala


We’d like to thank Andrea Hunsinger, President, Advanced Wealth Plan, our event sponsor of our 73rd Annual Masquerade Gala Fundraiser and Auction!

Thank you also to Deacon Jim and Fran Vargas for being our “Rock Star Sponsors”!

Tickets for the 2020 Gala are now available for purchase. There are a limited number of tickets for the gala, if you buy a table of eight seats, the eighth seat is free with reserved seating in the dining room. Tickets are $125 per person/ $250 per couple; teacher sponsorship is also available. Tickets are available for purchase via Facts linked in the weekly SMA newsletters, at the school’s office, or online via PayPal (please note that your PayPal purchase is for the 2020 gala). We hope there will be 100% participation from each family as your support is what makes the Stella Maris experience happen!

Gala Ticket Options

Funds raised at the 2020 Gala will go towards the improvement of safety and security features across the junior and senior yards as well as the TK and administrative building.

Every spring since 1948, the Parent Teacher Organization hosts our evening fundraising gala. Our annual gala is the major social and fundraising event of the year. Donors may contribute in different ways, including purchasing sponsorship or tickets to the event, participating in the live auction, and raising paddles in support of our funding projects.

If you are interested in donating to our annual gala, please click on the “Donate Now” button below, or contact Director of Advancement, Jennifer Ledfors, at or 858-454-2461 x111.

Last year from the gala, Stella Maris Academy raised over $25,000. Your generosity will make a huge difference in the financial success of the gala, which directly benefits our wonderful students at Stella Maris Academy.  The theme for the 2020 evening is a Masquerade Gala! We hope you will join us on February 22nd, and bring a friend!