Join us for our Spring Gala, a night filled with fun, food, and friends! This is an adults-only event. All proceeds benefit St. Columba School. At the Spring Gala, we’ll have live and silent auctions, offering you the chance to bid on unique gifts, experiences and class baskets.

In addition to the auction excitement, there will also be music, tasty food, and a cash bar. Plus fun games!  Put on your party best – cocktail attire encouraged – and kick up your heels for a good cause.

When and where will the Gala be held?

Saturday, March 23rd, 2018 from 6-11pm at Ascension Catholic Church -11292 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124
Cocktail attire suggested.

How much do tickets cost for the Gala?

Tickets: $50 each

Table of 8: $400

What are Groovy Passes?

Groovy Passes are the ticket to a fast-tracked opportunity to win any live auction item your heart desires! And they are only $100 each.

Purchase a Groovy Pass for $100 each (you can buy multiple) and you’ll be entered for a chance to win any live auction item of your choice. Winner will be drawn at 8:15pm. Need not be present to win but we suggest being near a phone at 8:15pm on March 23rd!

See below for live auction items and descriptions.



DJ Mikey Lim will be playing far out tunes that will make you feel groovy.

Make sure to grab your dancing shoes and be ready to boogie down on the dance floor.

Fun & Games

Heads or Tails – $15

Play to win a Gift Certificate for Private In-Home Wine Sampling Experience.

Mystery Records – $15

Purchase a Mystery Record for $15 and receive a mystery gift card valued between $20 and $50! While supplies last.

Casino Tables

Enjoy some fun and jump in to play craps, roulette, or black jack for your chance to win a free trip to Hawaii or the Bahamas! All Gala attendees receive free play money, and the more money you earn, the more raffle tickets you receive to enter into the Casino Drawing for a free trip to Hawaii or the Bahamas. More details will be available the night of the gala.

Silent & Live Auction

Don’t forget to head over to the silent auction to check out the amazing baskets we’ve put together!

For a glimpse at what’s inside, keep an eye on our school Facebook page closer to the Auction for a description of each basket plus the value and starting bid! All of this entertainment may be exhausting, but you will be well fed.

carving station

The Dinner Menu


Coming Soon


Carved Roast Beef with Brown Gravy or Grilled Chicken
Creamy Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Garden Salad & Rolls & Butter


Coming Soon

We hope to see everyone at Gala – don’t miss out on the food, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie.

Need a Ride?

Need a ride to or from the event? Uber has partnered with St. Columba to offer $5 off your first 3 rides*!

Enter promotion code DONATIONMATCH when signing up on the Uber mobile app for iPhone or Android.

*Gift code can be redeemed in any U.S. Uber city and is good for new users only through 09/04/2019. Offer is subject to change at any time.

How Can I Help?

Looking to donate gift cards for the event or get rid of that bottle of wine you got for Christmas? Contact Danielle Simmons at You can find more info here.

Check out these amazing auction items!

More information on the auction baskets will be updated on our Facebook page.

Online Auction Bidding Open

The first online auction for St. Columba School, is officially open.
So what are you waiting for? Bid Now.

These select items that will be featured in our live auction are currently open for pre-bidding and will close at the silent and live auctions on Saturday, March 23rd.

You have until Thursday, March 21st to place your maximum bid – so you can still be a winner even if you are not in attendance.

Live Auction Items

Currently Available for Bidding:

Getaway for Two to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for Four Days & Three Nights
Getaway for Two to Las Vegas, Nevada for Three Days & Two Nights
Getaway for Two to Sonoma, California for Four Days & Three Nights
Once In a Lifetime Experience to the 2019 ESPY Awards Show

Bidding Will Open Gala Night:

Dinner for 8 with Father Ed
Premier Parking Spot at St. Columba School
Front Pew at Christmas Program 2019
Front Table at Grandparent’s Day 2020