LILA celebrates ‘Magnifico,’ annual spring fling

Lakes International Language Academy supporters will gather at the Dellwood Hills Golf Club on Friday, April 26 for “Magnifico,” a gala appreciation and fundraising event.

A dress-up event with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner in a beautiful setting, the annual party raises money for the LILA Foundation.

In a typical year, the gala raises about $30,000. Between 100 and 150 people attend.

The LILA Foundation is establishing an endowment to ensure the long-term financial outlook remains stable and positive as the teaching staff matures.

The foundation also provides “Inquiry 360” grants to teachers, allowing them to model inquiry, usually through international travel, and to share their experiences with other staff and students.

Individual tickets are $60, or a couple can attend for $100. A “friends table” of 10 tickets goes for $500.

There will be a silent auction starting at 5 p.m., when doors open for cocktail hour.

The welcome speech will be at 6:30 and the dinner at 7.

A live auction will begin at 7:45.

The overall purpose of the evening is to raise money to further the education of elementary school children. But do not bring them along! All guests must be at least 21 to attend.

To order tickets, e-mail [email protected]