Grace Christian Academy Gala
The Gala will take place on Sunday, September 20th at the McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a special V.I.P.-only cocktail reception with singer Melanie Penn, followed by a general reception/silent auction and wine pull at 6:00 p.m. Dinner begins in the main ballroom at 7:15 and will include a short presentation by the scholars of Grace Christian Academy, remarks by the Principal, a performance by critically acclaimed singer Melanie Penn, and a lively live auction! All followed by a special after-hours celebration party with cocktails, dessert, and dancing.
Grace Christian Academy serves an extraordinarily diverse population comprised of over 50% minority students. Due to financial hardship, nearly 40% of our scholars receive financial aid to offset the cost of tuition. Thanks to the generosity of our church congregation, individual and corporate donors, we do not turn away any student based on economics. This outreach is paired with an exceptional individual learning program that meets the educational needs of each child. Students who might have fallen into the achievement gap in the public school setting are finding success not only while they attend GCA, but as they move on to high school and college. Many of our graduates even go on to serve in careers in the ministry. This outreach is funded via grants, individual donations, and most especially, our annual Gala.