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Under the Stars Spring Gala


Silent Auction - Dinner - Drinks - Dancing
2022 Honoree: Cynthia Mwenja

Please join us for the annual AWS "Under the Stars" Gala Fundraiser, on Saturday, March 12, 6 - 10 pm, presented by Signature Health and EBSCO Industries.

Location: The Kress Building Rooftop

301 19th Street North, 35203


This fun evening includes:


  • Silent Auction

  • Artist/Student collaborative art pieces (up for auction)

  • Tribute to 2022 Honoree, Cynthia Mwenja

  • Dinner by Daniel George

  • Beer and wine

  • Kombucha & hot tea service from Harvest Roots

  • Live music & dancing

The silent auction access will open online Thursday, March 10, and close at the soiree on Saturday night, March 12 at The Kress Building Rooftop. The auction is open to anyone at no cost - all bids will be taken digitally, both remotely and at the Gala.

Tickets for March 12 event* are now available:

Individual: $30 in advance / $35 at the door,

Couples: $55 in advance / $60 at the door

Each ticket includes 2 drink vouchers.

Online auction is open to anyone for free, however, you must click through in order to register and receive a bidder number.

All proceeds from the event benefit Alabama Waldorf School.

*Please note our Health & Safety Measures for attending in person on March 12:

All event attendees must be symptom free, have no known exposures within 5 days prior to the event, and present proof of Covid-19 vaccination (complete series or booster received), OR a negative test result within 36 hours of the event. Home tests will be accepted. Email with questions and images. The Kress Building requires masks upon entry and in the elevator. These policies are subject to change prior to the event.

Meet our honoree, Cynthia Mwenja

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors:

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About the Annual Gala

The Annual AWS Spring Gala is a silent auction event featuring items from local Birmingham artists and businesses, as well as special collaborative art projects done by each of the AWS Preschool and Grades classes partnered with a local artist. Past Gala honorees have included school administrators Luke Lucas and Dr. Lisa Grupe, veteran teachers John “Mr. Huck” Huckestein and Lynda Powell, founder Sheila Rubin, and philanthropist grandparents Stan Lawler and Gerda Carmichael.

The Gala accounts for about a third of our annual fundraising efforts. Last year, together with help from donors like you, we raised $24,000! Every contribution directly supports this vibrant education for the children we love — providing classroom supplies, playground maintenance, teacher training, and more.