Gala & Auction
Join us for IWA's biggest party of the year as we celebrate excellence in Catholic education! The Legacy Gala & Auction is our once-a-year, can't-miss event that raises critical support for every young woman who desires an IWA education, regardless of her financial realities.
Revenues from tuition cover just 67% of the cost to operate Incarnate Word Academy. The Legacy Gala plays a central role in helping the Academy close this gap while remaining faithful to the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament's mission. We hope you will make plans to join us on April 29, 2017 for a night filled with celebration!
Get ready to party! The 2017 IWA Legacy Gala will feature fantastic live and silent auction items and a three-course gourmet dinner with IWA families, faculty, staff, and friends!
- When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
- Where: The Omni Houston Hotel 4 Riverway (near Woodway and 610)
The evening will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auctions.
- 6:30 p.m. - Cocktails and Silent Auction
- 8:00 p.m. - Dinner, Program, Live Auction, Sister Agatha Sheehan, C.V.I. Award Presentation
- Valet Parking Available
- Black tie optional
Incarnate Word Academy is grateful to generous underwriters who will help make this annual event possible. These gracious gifts will directly ensure that IWA can continue to prepare young women to take their place as strong leaders in all types of professions, in Houston and beyond. If you wish to become an underwriter, please contact Ginger Przybyla or click here.
Parent involvement in the Gala is the essential ingredient for the event’s excellence! The evening’s success depends on the support and participation we receive from all our IWA family: current and past parents, friends, alumnae, board and community supporters. In addition to attending this fabulous evening celebrating excellence in education at IWA, we absolutely need parents to help with getting auction items for the event, donating items, office support, setting up the event … and more! Interested parents can contact Parent Volunteer Coordinator (former IWA parent!) Beth Fischer.
If you wish to donate an item to our auction, please email Beth Fischer or call 713-227-3637. Please also keep IWA in mind if you frequent a business that might be interested in donating items to our auction at a discounted price. We are still in need of gifts for our auction, including:
- Airline miles
- Flight vouchers
- Sporting event tickets
- Concert tickets
- Rare collectibles
- High-end jewelry
The IWA 2017 Live Auction offers an array of opportunities for you to escape to a luxurious getaway, enjoy a night out on the town with our Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, or take home a furry friend for your daughter or favorite IWA student! Get ready to bid on one of our fantastic live auction items at the 2017 Legacy Gala, April 29, 2017.
Q: Why do we have the IWA Legacy Gala?
A: Revenues from tuition cover just 67% of the costs to operate Incarnate Word Academy. The Legacy Gala plays a central role in helping the Academy close this gap while remaining faithful to the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament's mission to offer reasonable tuition rates without sacrificing the quality of IWA's academics. About 45% of IWA students rely on need-based or merit-based assistance.
Incarnate Word Academy is grateful to our Gala attendees and the generous underwriters who will help us make this annual event possible. Your support will directly ensure that IWA can continue to prepare young women to take their place as strong leaders in all types of professions, in Houston and beyond.
Q: How can I, as a parent, help?
A: There are many ways you can participate in the Gala. Here are just a few:
- Donate a bottle of wine or cash to the Wine Pull
- Purchase tickets and attend the Gala
- Volunteer to help with a Gala committee
- Donate items to the Silent Auction
Q: I have an item I'd like to donate. What do I need to do?
A: Thank you! Donating is very easy. Just contact Beth Fischer and fill out the Donation Form found here. The Donation Form allows IWA to thank you properly and send you the donation acknowledgment. The Acquisition Chair will contact you with delivery instructions or to arrange the pick up of your item.
Q: How do I buy tickets to the Gala?
A: You can purchase tickets to the Gala by clicking here.
Q: What is the attire for the Gala?
A: The attire for the Gala is black-tie optional.
Q: Where should I stay?
A: We will secure a special rate at the Omni Hotel Houston for guests of the IWA Gala.
Q: What time does the event start?
A: The event starts at 6:30 p.m.
Q: What is the typical format for the evening?
A: The Gala starts at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres, a wine pull and bidding opportunities for the Silent Auction and Super Silent Auction. When the cocktail hour concludes, the festivities will continue with dinner, followed by the Live Auction, and the presentation of the Sister Agatha Sheehan Award, C.V.I.
Q: When do I receive the items that I won?
A: Items will be available at checkout after the individual auction area closes. It's preferred that all items are picked up the evening of the Gala.