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Thank you to everyone who supported the 2024
Gathering of Friends. 

See you next March!

Special Thanks to our 2023 Gathering of Friends Chair Athena Kerin!


Let us journey back in time for an epic experience at the Gathering of Friends (GOF) Roaring 20's Gala on Friday, March 24, 2023, at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle. The Gathering of Friends has supported many programs and initiatives that benefit Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School community. The GOF Roaring 20's Gala delivers a creative spin on this year's theme, "Refuge & Strength," with its iconic Lion symbol. With and through your support, we can make a powerful Rrrroar in creating a significant difference in the next generation and the community.

The Gathering of Friends aims to raise over $100,000. Through this event, your partnership operationalizes and mobilizes the following programs & initiatives:

  • Robust academic and enrichment offerings to catapult students to greater academic heights and give them a competitive advantage

  • Technological advancements & enhancements for students

  • Faculty & staff professional development and training to help launch the next generation of leaders

  • Scholarship aid for families facing unprecedented challenges post-pandemic

  • Funds for ministry to Seniors

  • Infrastructure maintenance and upkeep

VIP Country Club is a glamorous venue to hold raffles and silent and live auctions (and even welcome guests adorned in the finest 1920's attire).

Please review the various giving opportunities and ways to get involved in making the Gathering of Friends Roaring 20's Gala a successful event.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve a great cause.

Forward together,

Gathering of Friends Gala Committee 2023

How can you make an impactful change?
There are many ways to make a difference:

1. Participate in a donor society sponsorship
2. Ticket purchase
3. Sponsor a faculty/ staff
3. Journal Ad entry purchase
4. Live and silent auction participation
5. Support the Gathering of Friends, Kids edition on March 18th, “Cubs and Carnival” a creative spin on the Roaring ‘20s gala and its iconic Lion symbol for refuge and strength.
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