The Great Diamond Heist: A Night of Mystery
University Club of Pasadena
175 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Saturday, November 4, at 5:30 pm
The preparations for this year’s gala were well under way, with incredible prizes and fabulous auction items, when suddenly, things went awry! The incredible diamond set to be auctioned has been STOLEN! But who could have taken it, and even more of a mystery, WHY? Join us in helping to comb through the clues and uncover the mastermind behind this devious theft!
MCS GALA: Style Report
Who will be wearing what on the red carpet at this year’s event? Only two words can be used to describe the attire for our 2017 Gala, “Kennedy Chic.” Think Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, or the first lady herself. If Jackie Kennedy was known for anything, it had to be her effortless style and poise. Gentlemen, time to channel your inner James Bond, as only the young Sean Connery could! Dust off those fedoras and skinny ties, shine up those shoes, and imagine what JFK might have donned on this fabulous evening. Dress to impress and you’re sure to catch the eye of a newspaper photographer!
AUCTIONS! RAFFLES! CHAMPAGNE!
Supporting Monarch Christian school is a noble and worthy cause all on its own, but what could be better than supporting the school AND bringing home something amazing? Imagine yourself dining on a supreme six course meal in the award winning Commander’s Palace followed by a stroll through New Orleans’ French Quarter. This all expenses paid trip is guaranteed not to disappoint! Of course there are always the very popular reserved parking space and Head of School for a day offerings, as well! If the live auction doesn’t strike your fancy, try your hand at our Balloon Pop and Champagne raffles featuring prizes such as all day passes to Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier, bread for a year from Panera Bakery, and the grand prize, four tickets to Universal Studios!
As you know, at Monarch Christian School we seek to Honor God and Pursue Excellence by providing students with rich, hands-on learning experiences, allowing them to reach their highest potential and influence the world around them.
Together, we are making a life-long difference in the lives of students every day.
Your gifts have helped an elementary student to continue attending Monarch while his dad is unexpectedly out of work and they struggle to live on mom’s income alone. Without your support, this student, and others like this family, would have had to change schools which can create uncertainty and instability in a young student’s life. Because of you and other generous givers, this child has been able to stay at Monarch, with his teachers that are caring and understanding and with friends that have been together for years. By partnering with us through your monetary donation, you have made it possible to award 20 students financial aid to attend Monarch and receive the rigorous, Christian education their family desires.
This year alone, we renovated bathrooms, replaced damaged carpet, put in new flooring in the Chapel, repaired outlets and other electrical in classrooms, removed sand from the Early Education yard, and added artificial turf.
Future Development Plan
- Step 1: Lay the foundation of Monarch Christian School, successfully starting a full infant through fifth-grade program.
- Step 2: Purchase the campus
- Step 3: Impact new generations
- Your partnership has helped propel Monarch toward phase three of the Development Plan, which includes improving the daily environment for our students and adding a sixth grade. Your partnership helped us bring a specialist on board to begin the first year of the Monarch Achievement Center, a program that will provide Monarch students with academic and social support.
Our sixth annual Gala, The Great Diamond Heist: A Night of Mystery, will be held this fall on Saturday, November 4, at the University Club in Pasadena. We look forward to seeing you there and you!