Since 1990, our largest fundraiser and social event, the gala always features a special theme. We enjoy live music and sassy dancing and an extra-special parade of partygoers on Wall Street and Girard Avenue, always a highlight. Gala guests get into the spirit of the theme by wearing extravagant costumes or cocktail attire. Cocktails and live entertainment on our patio and in the library begin as dusk falls, followed by a delectable dinner catered by the La Jolla Hyatt Regency. After dinner, there is dancing and a silent auction.
The hardworking Gala Committee transforms the library into an alternate world. Artists on the committee always design appropriate and beautiful décor, much of which goes on sale in the library. An unforgettable time awaits you! Proceeds from the gala directly support the Athenaeum’s mission.