2021 St. Agnes Academy Legacy Gala & Auction

VERITAS IN PARADISE

Saturday, March 27, 2021
White Oak Music Hall 

For questions or for more information please contact one of our gala co-chairs
Martha Rutledge: martharutledge5@gmail.com
Tracey Rogan: rogans6@gmail.com
Christi Johnston: burnsycd@yahoo.com
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How will the Gala be structured at White Oak Music Hall?

    (The Lawn at) White Oak Music Hall is an outdoor concert venue in the Heights area of Houston. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff came up with innovative ways their patrons could safely enjoy live music. They started a Grid Concert Series, where they sold groups of tickets (rather than individual tickets), allowing families and friends who were cohorting to attend shows together - physically distanced from other attendees. Each group of tickets is assigned a private, distanced pod for the event. We are building on and using this concept for our Gala. The lawn can host over 3,000 people for a concert in "normal" times. We expect to use roughly 10-20% of the capacity for our Gala. The stage is perfect for the Gala and a fun cover band. A beautiful spring evening under the stars sounds like a fabulous escape to us!
  • Are table/underwriting levels changing?

    No. Underwriting tables will be sold at the same levels as previously published. Tables of ten can be seated together, or you will have the option to request two pods (to seat 5/5 or 4/6). Underwriting is the simplest way to attend/support the Gala. Purchase a table with a group of ten, and we will work with you on the seating!
  • What if my group is smaller than 10?

    That is 100% OK! We are going to allow groups of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 people. Every group (of any of these sizes) will have their own space, apart from other tables. To purchase any number of tickets, visit our gala portal, navigate to the underwriting level you would like to support, and select the number of seats you are purchasing. We ask that groups seated together purchase their seats at the same giving level. Make sure to note who (if anyone) you are sharing a pod with in the comment field.
  • What about put-together tables?

    For safety reasons, St. Agnes will not be assembling put-together tables this year. We encourage you to coordinate with friends and family you have already seen to form your table group. Groups of two (or any size, for that matter!) without provided seating instructions will be given their own pods.

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  • What happens if it rains?

     This is an outdoor, rain or shine event! Should severe weather prevent us from hosting the Gala on the lawn, we plan to move the auction indoors and schedule all guests a time slot where they will be able to walk through our items, wine pull, etc. and pick up dinner to enjoy at home.
  • Will you sell individual tickets?

    Yes! We hope that you will consider supporting SAA at a sponsorship level (Bahamas or higher). Individual tickets will be $200 each and will be sold starting February 15, space permitting. Just keep in mind that we will not be able to place you at a table with other, fun SAA fans this year. Ticket buyers can provide seating instructions, or we are happy to place you and your guest(s) solo!
  • What if our circumstances change?

    Should the pandemic result in St. Agnes making substantial changes to our event's format, there will be a window of time during which you can cancel and receive a refund.
  • Will we be able to participate virtually?

    We are exploring options for those who wish to participate from home, and will communicate those plans as they develop. Mobile bidding on the silent and big board auctions will be available to anyone who wishes to participate.