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The Galactic Gala is sold out. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Dina at [email protected]

11th Annual GFS Gala

GFS Galactic Gala

May 4, 2024


What to Expect

Join us for a wonderful evening of friends, good food and celebration at our school's largest fundraiser of the year. Invite your friends, neighbors and family to join us. 

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 4, 2024

5pm - 10pm

Goleta Clubhouse

(address given after tickets are purchased)

Schedule of Events: 

5:00 to 7:00pm - Specialty cocktails/mocktails, appetizers, and silent auction

7:00 to 8:30pm - Catered dinner & live auction

8:30 to 10:00pm - Dancing with DJ


Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased on this page. The ticket price includes appetizers, dinner, dancing, and cocktails/mocktails. 

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"Stock the Bar" Raffle

Our GFS community donates between 25-40 bottles of wine, spirits, mixers and bubbly to this special raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. 

Be sure to note what tickets you are buying when purchasing. Note - you must be present to win.

"Take the Family to Disneyland" Raffle

Enter to win a $500 gift card to Disney!

Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. 

Be sure to note what tickets you are buying when purchasing. Only GFS families, alumni, and their friends/guests may purchase ticketsYou do not need to be present to win.


Will you have vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free options for food? 

The dinner buffet will have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options (not celiac safe) to hopefully fit most dietary restrictions. 


Can I bring someone who is not affiliated with GFS? 

Absolutely! The Gala is a wonderful event to invite friends, neighbors and family. It's a special way for them to support our school while having fun at the same time. 

Can I bring my children? 

While we love our kiddos, this is a child-free event. Start thinking about babysitters now! 

I don't have much extra money to spend on the auction. Is it worth attending? 

Definitely! Just attending the event is a way to support GFS. We'll have silent auction items at all different price points, but there is no obligation to bid. 

Our kids attend GFS. We'd really like to go, but money is tight right now. What should I do?

We want all our GFS families to be able to attend the Gala! If you need a special consideration, please reach out to your teacher, anyone on the PTA board, or anyone on the Gala Crew. 

I can't attend but would like to make a donation and/or sponsor a teacher to attend. How do I do that? 

We welcome your donation! Any amount helps our school. To sponsor a teacher's gala ticket, please note that in the donation description box. Tickets are $60 each and are offered to all GFS teachers and support staff. Donate | Goleta Family School

What should I wear??

It's a galactic, "May the Fourth be With You," space themed party! Think galaxies, space, planets, shimmer, sparkle, Star Wars, Star Trek, the future, aliens, and "out of this world." Click here for some inspiration! (we'll still let you in if you don't dress the part ;)

What's the Wine Raffle? 

GFS families each donate a bottle of wine, champagne, beer or spirit valued at $20+. We gather the bottles, and one lucky winner will win the lot! It's typically between 25-40 bottles and a fun mix to restock your bar. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5. The winner DOES need to be present to win. Venmo Dina @DinaClapinski  ( to purchase tickets.

What's the Disney Raffle?

You can enter to win a $500 Disney gift card to take the whole family to Disneyland! Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50.  Only GFS families, alumni and their guests may purchase tickets. The winner does not need to be present to win. Venmo Dina @DinaClapinski  ( to purchase tickets.

I own a business and would like to be an event sponsor OR I have an item I'd like to donate to your silent/live auction. Who do I contact?

Wonderful! Email Event Chair, Dina at [email protected]

We want to give a huge thank you to our amazing & generous VIP Sponsors 


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