The 2017 “A Night To Remember” Gala was a tremendous success. More than 320 people gathered at the Laguna Cliffs Mariott Resort to celebrate Mission Hill Christian School’s 37-year legacy as a premier provider of Christian education in the Saddleback Valley. Guests included parents, alumni, current and past staff members, pastors, community leaders, and local business owners who came to show their support for the school and learn more about the work God is doing through Mission Hills. The red-carpet event raised over $170,000 to provide financial aid to families seeking a quality Christian education for their children. This marks the third year in a row that the Gala has generated over $100,000 to support the MHCS Variable Tuition Program. The evening opened with an beautiful outdoor cocktail reception perched atop the Laguna Cliffs overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean. Guests mingled and enjoyed appetizers and drinks while bidding on more than 75 silent auction items. Guests then entered that main ballroom for an elegant evening featuring a fine dining dinner, exciting live auction, and a presentation about the Variable Tuition Program at Mission Hills Christian School. Following the presentation, the back ballroom curtain opened to reveal a dance floor, dessert stations and gourmet coffee bar, a lounge area, and live music provided by the American Idol® house band. Pastor Jason Carson served as the auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies and energized the crowd raising over $20,000 with the live auction. A generous anonymous donor provided a $50,000 match for all donations received through the Gala. All totaled, the event raised more than $170,000 – as we celebrated all that God is doing at Mission Hills to inspire and empower children to become world-changers for Jesus. We would like to thank the Gala team, volunteers, staff, and generous sponsors who made this wonderful event possible. Most importantly – We have been able to bless 31 children with tuition assistance to attend Mission Hills next year through our Variable Tuition program. Thank you for making this possible!