Welcome to the ILS Gala Webpage!


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The mission of the ILS GALA Committee is “to generate investment in Illinois Lutheran Schools, offer families within the community an opportunity to provide a Christian education to their children and continue the enrichment of the student body and faculty through expanded curriculum and re-investment in facilities.”

PicturePlease join us for an exciting evening of dinner and dancing at the ILS GALA, which will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Tuscany Falls.

​During the 2017/2018 school year, our goal is to raise $75,000 for Illinois Lutheran Schools. In addition to the Gala, we are planning several other exciting events to support the fundraising goal.

Watch this video for more information about the goal of the Gala Committee:

Gala Committee Video

Upcoming Events

Donate While You Dine

On Tuesday, November 14, support Illinois Lutheran Schools by visiting the Crete Culvers. ILS will earn 10% of all sales. Remember ILS Families, November 14 is an early release day. What a perfect way to spend lunch with your children! It’s simple, when you are ordering your food, let the cashier know you are purchasing for ILS fundraising event.




If you are unable to attend our GALA, there are other ways you can support ILS. Any donation or gift will be greatly appreciated:

  • Cash Donation
  • Sponsor a Dessert Table or Cash Bar at the GALA
  • Provide an Auction Item for the GALA
  • Sponsor Photography, Flowers or DJ for GALA
  • Sponsor/Co-Sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner or Pancake Breakfast
  • Sponsor our Concession Stands
  • Sponsor/Co-Sponsor a Dodgeball Tournament
  • Sponsor/Co-Sponsor BINGO Night
  • Volunteer Time to assist with an Event

To make a cash donation, please click here.
To sponsor an event or provide an Auction item for the GALA, please contact Melissa Zimmer.
Payment may also be mailed to (checks should be made out to ILS):
Illinois Lutheran Schools
Attn: GALA Committee
1610 Main Street
Crete, IL 60417


“A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.” Proverbs 18:16