35th Annual Foundation Gala
April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We are excited to present the longest running Gala Auction in Lake and Sumter counties, with our 35th Annual Gala Auction on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the beautiful Venetian Center in Leesburg. Our theme is “Feelin’ Groovy”, and we have reimagined and enhanced the event to include online engagement options. For the safety of our guests that attend, and in compliance with public health guidelines, we will limit capacity to 50% the venue’s capacity (about 150 people) and face masks will be mandatory, except while enjoying dinner.
In 2020, thousands of LSSC students continued their education in 2020 and over 1,100 graduated in our virtual Commencement ceremonies. We had a record-breaking scholarship year giving away $712,000 to students, we distributed over 193,000 pounds of food to students and community at special events, and we were awarded over $170,000 in grants to support LSSC programs. We need your support to continue making significant impacts for our students and support their career and educational dreams.
We ask that you consider a Gala sponsorship that includes attendance at the Gala for up to six. We are also creating an enhanced online Silent Auction to allow you and others to support the Foundation from a distance. In addition to our usual selection of great items, the auction site will include multimedia to showcase the Foundation’s work and our appreciation of your support.