Ancona School Gala

Join us in celebrating the Ancona School at our 2019 Gala, a Mardi Gras Masquerade! It will be a night of merriment and fellowship as we honor members of our faculty and community, including a special new award honoring an outstanding Ancona alum. This year’s festivities include a silent auction, a fabulous raffle, dinner, and dancing the night away. Creative cocktail attire and masks—the more elaborate, the better—are encouraged. 

Come cheer our accomplishments, revel in togetherness, and most importantly, support the Ancona School. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mardi Gras Masquerade will be held at the Bridgeport Arts Center Skyline Loft, at 1200 W 35th Street in Chicago.

For questions about the gala, please contact Angie Martinez in the Office of Advancement at 773.322.1723 or gro.l1544584702oohcs1544584702anocn1544584702a@zen1544584702itram1544584702a1544584702

This Year’s Honorees

Teaching Excellence Award: Tony Gleason, School Counselor

Spirit of Ancona Award: Jill Potter

Alumni Award: To be announced!

Purchase Tickets Here!


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