Please join us as we celebrate University Academy students and alumni at the 15th Annual Gala - One for the History Books. It truly has been a red letter year! In just the last 12 months, UA students and alums have celebrated the following milestones:
100% Annual Performance Rating (tied with only one other public school in MO)
#1 Public High School in MO based on MAP test results
Middle School Debate Team ranked #1 in the country
227 Alumni who are persisting through college and qualify for College Incentive Program rewards are earning an average 3.13 GPA
And most recently, UA's Upper School was nominated for National Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition!
It's officially time to CELEBRATE and you won't want to miss it! We're grateful to have you on our winning team which is impacting 1,000 students and 420 alums who are part of our great community.
The Gala will take place on Saturday, April 8th at University Academy. The wonderfully creative and long time UA supporter, Maura Landers, will serve as Event Chair. Honorary Chairs will be University Academy's beloved co-founders and actively involved board members, Shirley and Barnett Helzberg.
Funds raised at the gala pay for numerous special educational opportunities and programs for students and alumni, such as study abroad for high school students, College Incentive Program rewards for alums who are persisting through college and funding for the summer reading program in the Lower School. Your support makes a huge, positive impact on the lives of UA’s students and alumni.
Cocktail Hour - 6:30pm (Entertainment by A La Mode)
Dinner - 7:30pm (delish! Catering)
Live Music and Dancing - 8:30pm-11:00pm (Entertainment by 2Proud2Beg)
Lounge - 9:00-11:00pm (The Roasterie Coffee Bar)
We encourage you to come dressed like your favorite historical character, whether it's a past president, a KC icon, a famous scientist, artist or even a special family member! Creativity is encouraged and as usual, anything goes.
$75 of each is not tax deductible, individual tickets are $150 each.
If you have any questions, please contact Maria Dickson by email at Maria@Friendsofua.org or by phone at 816.561.7602.
FRIENDS OF UNIVERSITY ACADEMY BOARD MEMBERS
Byron White (UA Class of ’04)
Mary Bloch, Lifetime Honorary Board Member
Vicki Reisler, Lifetime Honorary Board Member
UNIVERSITY ACADEMY BOARD MEMBERS
E. Bernard Franklin, Ph.D.
Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.
Shirley Bush Helzberg
Tom Bloch, President Emeritus
Courtney and Andy Bash
Ellen and Jamie Copaken
Jamie and Bush Helzberg
Jade Hicks (Class of '06)
Britt Hill-Dixon (Class of '09)
Myron Oates (Class of '06)
Nancy and West Valentine
Byron White (Class of '04)
Thank you to our in-kind sponsors: The Roasterie, Bloch Wines, Erika & David Dickey, Crane Brewing Co., Price Chopper, Joe's Pizza/Kelly's Westport
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