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Events Supporting Verbum Dei

 Partnership Series

In the Fall of 2020 Verbum Dei is excited to begin hosting informational webinars with our partners.

 Webinar Oct 2020

Contact Ms. Mary Sabourin at 323-564-6641, Ext.5120 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10/21/20 to RSVP.

 

President's Gala

The Verbum Dei High School President's Gala is a celebration and fundraiser for scholarships to support our students. It costs Verbum Dei about $19,000 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 $8,000 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 President's 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 President's Gala   

Our 2020 Spring Gala was to be held on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at the L.A. Grand Hotel, Downtown.

Due to rising concerns around the Coronavirus, we were very disappointed that the Gala could not take place for the health and safety of our students, volunteers, sponsors, employees, vendors and everyone involved with the event. 

Our 2020 Honorees were:
Joanne and Robert Smith 
Judith and Timothy Smith 
Msgr. John Barry/American Martyrs Parish Community 
Verbum Dei High School Class of 2020

 

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: Stephanie Andrade (323) 564-6651 x5110