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Ancona School Gala

Thank you to all who attended Mardi Gras Masquerade: The Ancona School Gala! We hope you will join us at next year’s event. 

For questions about the gala, please contact Angie Martinez in the Office of Advancement at 773.322.1723 or gro.l1566363845oohcs1566363845anocn1566363845a@zen1566363845itram1566363845a1566363845

2019 Gala Honorees

Teaching Excellence Award: Tony Gleason, School Counselor

Spirit of Ancona Award: Jill Potter

Alumni Award: Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General 


A philanthropic investment in Ancona’s Gala helps us fulfill our mission of being one of the most economically, racially, culturally, and socially diverse independent schools in Chicago. Benefits include event signage, tickets, web exposure, placement in promotional materials including invitation to 4,000 households, and more. View the sponsorship levels below and become a sponsor of the 2019 Gala today!

Sponsorship Benefits

Become a Sponsor Online

Offline Sponsorship Form

Offline Gala Donation Form


Support Ancona by donating an item or service to our silent auction! 

Donate an Auction Item Online

Download the Auction Item Donation Form


Reserve a tribute or business ad for our gala program book! Program book ads are a great opportunity to connect with the Ancona community and show your support for our school. All ads must be received by April 2, 2019.

Ad Specs: Images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Files may be either RGB or CMYK and must be in one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, TIFF, EPS

Ad Sizes: Full page—5”w x 8”h; Half page—5”w x 4”h; Quarter page— 2.5”w x 4”h. Any ad that does not meet the listed ad sizes may be altered.

Purchase a Tribute Ad Online

Purchase a Business Ad Online

Purchase a Parent-Owned Business Ad Online

Download Offline Ad Purchase Forms:

Tribute Ad Form

Business Ad Form

Parent-Owned Business Ad Form



Mardi Gras Masquerade, the Ancona School Gala’s raffle offers the winner one of the three fabulous prizes:

  • A Vacation for Two to New Orleans! Enjoy a weekend getaway for two to the Big Easy (includes airfare, hotel, and a restaurant gift card).
  • Sommelier’s Collection of Fine Wines! Stock or create your wine cellar with a fabulous assortment of wines.
  • A Year’s Supply of Coffee! Enjoy twelve bags of gourmet coffee from Kikwetu Coffee Co., an authentic Kenyan coffee company owned by one of our own Ancona families.

Purchase Raffle Tickets Online!