About Gala

Join us for a thrilling night featuring a spectacular student performance, incredible virtual and live auctions, and a gourmet dinner. Gala is CSArts-SGV's largest, most prestigious fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the event contribute toward the $3 million needed annually to continue providing our donation-dependent arts programs. Please consider joining us for, or helping to underwrite, one of the most entertaining and unforgettable evenings of the year.

Together, we can help our exceptional young artists reach for their dreams!

ATTEND GALA

We invite you to join us for a vibrant and musical celebration of jazz, rhythm, and blues, inspired by the rich and romantic charm of New Orleans at Gala 2023: Fanfare in the French Quarter! Prepare to be transported straight to the heart of the French Quarter, complete with the rich colors, wrought iron balconies, and free-flowing greenery. You will enjoy a luxurious reception, a delicious multi-course dinner, inspiring virtual and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items, and three acts of dazzling, never-before-seen performances by our talented student artists alongside esteemed special guest performer and Broadway, television, and recording artist Terron Brooks.

Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia

Formal Attire Recommended | Complimentary Valet Parking

Table sponsorships are now available! There are a variety of opportunities to explore, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, with special benefit packages that will offer an unforgettable experience from start to finish. To learn more, click here.

A limited quantity of individual tickets will be available in late January.

DONATE AN AUCTION ITEM

DONATE AN AUCTION ITEM

The CSArts-SGV Gala will feature impressive virtual and live auctions! Each year, we ask for the community’s help to secure donations of auction items, valued at $100 or more. Please see below for a list of suggested items.

To donate an auction item, please fill out the form and email it to Director of Development Amanda Warner at amanda.warner@sgv.csarts.net.

  • Gift cards (valued at $100 or more) for premium dining, premium services, retail stores, etc.
  • Fine wines
  • Theatre tickets/packages
  • Sporting tickets/packages/merchandise
  • Exclusive experiences (private jets, accommodations, celebrity meet and greets, VIP seating, sports, concerts, getaways, etc.)
  • Designer merchandise
  • Limited availability/one-of-a-kind art and experiences
  • VIP wellbeing services
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SUPPORT OUR PHENOMENAL STUDENTS

If you are unable to attend Gala 2023, we hope you will consider underwriting our students’ performance at this special event by giving a tax-deductible donation.

ABOUT OUR GUEST PERFORMER, TERRON BROOKS

ABOUT OUR GUEST PERFORMER, TERRON BROOKS

Terron Brooks has traveled many roads in his life and career. On his journey, there have been plenty of lessons, but the greatest has been discovering his authentic self and using his gifts to serve humanity. Through music, acting, writing, and speaking, Terron defies labels and breaks boundaries, encouraging all to reach their highest potential.

A two-time NAACP Award nominee, Terron’s dreams have been formed through music. With a voice described by the Los Angeles Times as “smooth and soulful,” Terron has performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, David Foster, Randy Jackson, and more. The Southern California native has toured internationally with the legendary Phil Collins and Golden Globe and Tony Award-nominated star Matthew Morrison. He also opened for The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys tour. Terron's recent music project, The Soul of Broadway, honored timeless theatre songs with his signature brand of inspirational soul.
 

A multi-talented performer, Terron’s Broadway credits include Simba in Disney’s The Lion King and Seaweed in Hairspray. He was also featured in the World Premieres of Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical and First Wives Club: The Musical. His passion to develop and celebrate music led him to co-create and star in The Soul of Broadway, a show that offers Broadway classics to an audience in a fresh and contemporary way. 

No stranger to television, Terron is widely recognized for his critically acclaimed role as the great Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series The Temptations. He also starred in PureFlix’s hit feature Hav Faith with Gary Sturgis and Brooklyn Tankard. Additionally, he’s sung on The Voice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and American Idol. Not only did Terron star in the hit romantic comedy All About You with legendary stars Debbie Allen and Renee Elise Goldsberry, he co-wrote its theme song and contributed original material to the movie’s soundtrack.

With the innate need to give back, motivate, and guide, he released his first book, Something GoOD on the Table: Practical Proverbs for the Soul, in 2018.

Most recently, Terron made his Hollywood Bowl debut as Simon Sr., Wayne Brady’s father, in Kinky Boots and is thrilled to be making his Ahmanson debut in The Secret Garden, directed by Warren Carlyle, in February 2023.

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QUESTIONS?

For additional information about CSArts-SGV's Gala, please contact Director of Development Amanda Warner at amanda.warner@sgv.csarts.net or 657.321.4000 ext. 60020.