Inaugural Imagination Gala

Madison Education Foundation raises $100K at first-time event

Madison Education Foundation raised more than $100,000 at its first Imagination Gala on April 13 at the newly constructed Madison Center for the Arts. Attendees enjoyed a reimagined performance of Alice in Wonderland by Convergence Ballet while raising funds for local elementary and middle school children of the Madison Elementary School District.

In addition to the ballet performance, gala attendees enjoyed a meet and greet with artist Kat Tatz, a silent auction, raffles featuring student artwork and dancing. Santa Barbara Catering, SanTan Brewing Company, Break Thru Beverage, Fairytale Brownies and Phoenix City Grille provided hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts.

Proceeds from the event support the foundation and its mission to enrich music and arts education for the 6,000 children throughout the district. The foundation fully funds field trips to the Musical Instrument Museum for all district students and supports the district-wide Art Masterpiece program. It also awards teacher grants each year and supports student performances and programs at the new Madison Center for the Arts.

PHOTOS COURTESY MADISON EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Amy Marschel, Madison Education Foundation director, and Jo Finks

Rob Davidson and Michela Belluso

Jessica Bateman

Matthew Gress and Daniel Scarpinato

Micah Tutay

Shaun Ferrie

Vicente Teran

Dr. Rishi Popat

Kaley O_Kelley, Meribeth Reeves and JT Turner

Scott Holcomb

Lori Garvey and Kelli Haren

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