About the Gala

Each year, the OCSA Foundation hosts a themed Gala, featuring a spectacular student performance, incredible virtual and live auctions, and a gourmet dinner. Gala is OCSA’s largest, most prestigious fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the event contribute toward the $13 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

Attend Gala

Save the date for an unforgettable night at Gala 2023: Sunset & Vinyl! Get ready to “Dance to the Music” as you join us for a retro-glam evening inspired by top radio from the ‘70s and the height of Studio 54. The event will begin just before sunset with a glittering cocktail reception, after which guests will “Walk This Way” to the ballroom to enjoy a gourmet plated dinner, an inspiring auction, and a dazzling student performance of rock, funk, R&B, and disco hits that are sure to have you on your feet until the “Last Dance.”

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa

Online registration for Gala 2023 has closed. If you would like to join the waitlist, please contact Anna Belmer Jackson at anna.jackson@ocsarts.net

Donate an Auction Item

Donate an Auction Item

The OCSA Gala is well known for its impressive virtual and live auctions!

To donate an auction item, please fill out the form and email it to Senior Director of Special Events Jamie Schofield at jamie.schofield@ocsarts.net

Each year, we ask for the community’s help to secure donations of the following items (valued at $150 or more):

  • Gift cards (valued at $150 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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Give to Gala

Give to Gala

Support the talented students at OCSA’s annual Gala through a tax-deductible cash donation! Your contribution will underwrite a portion of the Gala performance, helping to provide our bright and talented young artists with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The OCSA Foundation is organized as a nonprofit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3) with the following Tax ID Number: 33-0377341. All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.


For additional information about OCSA’s Gala, please contact Elizabeth Ton, Vice President of Development, at elizabeth.ton@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 5531.