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Events Supporting Verbum Dei

Spring Gala

The Verbum Dei High School Spring Gala is a celebration and fund raiser for scholarships to support our students. It costs Verbum Dei about $18,000 to educate each student per year, while the tuition is only $2,700. However, families pay on average about $1,100 as no one is turned away for lack of funds. The Corporate Work Study Program generates on average just under $7,500 per student per year which goes directly toward their education. Some students, but not all, receive support from the Catholic Education Foundation. So, that leaves a gap of $10,000 per student each year that must be secured through fundraising efforts. And with over 300 students, the gap is quite large. All sponsorships directly impact our students by providing much-needed scholarships to fill the funding gap. For more information on the Verbum Dei Spring Gala Event, please contact Stephanie Andrade at 323 564-6651, Ext. 5110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020 Spring Gala

Save-the-Date! Our 2019 Spring Gala will be helo on Thursday, March 12th, 2020!

Please check back for more infomation. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Andrade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 323.564.6651 ext. 5120

 

2019 Spring Gala

Our Spring Gala on Thursday, March 7th at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles was a great sucess!

Our 2019 Honorees were:
Joe Viola / Crescent Capital Group  
Verbum Dei High School Class of 2019

Over $600,000 was raised for scholarships for the  Fr. Michael Mandala Adopt-A-Student Scholarship Fund. It was a celebration of what success looks like when young men who have dreams and are willing to work hard avhieve them are surrounded by a community that supports and believes in those dreams.

A special thank you to one of our honoress of the evening, Mr. Joe Viola who surpassed all previous fundraising goals setting a record breaking accomplishment of raising over $200,000 for the Adopt-A-Student Program!

Thank you to all our corporate sponsors, supporters and volunteers who made the evening so memorable and who continue to support our boys.

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Gala Pre Party

A Gala Pre Party is a small intimate reception where Verbum Dei supporters have the opportunity to learn about Verbum Dei and our yearly Gala Fundraiser Event. The receptions are held in the home of a Verbum Dei host family and they offer a fun and convenient way to support our students. Get to know other Verbum Dei supporters, meet students, and join in the fun for a little food and drinks.

If you are interested in hosting a Pre Party or for more information on the Verbum Dei Gala, please contact Stephanie Andrade at 323 564-6651, Ext. 5110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Annual Adopt-A-Student Program Meet & Greet Event

meetgreet2The Annual Adopt-A-Student Program Meet & Greet Event is a small reception where many AASP “Parents” get to meet their “sons,” often for the first time, as they’ve been corresponding throughout the year through letters, note cards, and assignments.

Through AASP, more than any other program we administer on campus, we develop men for others, as “parents” are use as models for our students to immolate so that they one day graduate college, lead successful lives, and of course one day, adopt their own student.

Please join us.  

Questions, please contact: Michelle Cordova (323) 564-6651 x5120