Dinner-Theater Gala

The 2016 Gala was a wonderful evening of entertainment, great food, and community!

Thanks to all who helped
make the evening possible.

The Trust urges all friends of the
Harvard Public Schools
to patronize the generous
businesses and professionals
who supported this year's event. 

The Gala in Photos
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A note of thanks from
Harvard's school superintendent





 Gala FAQ

What is the Gala?

The Gala is a community event held each spring to benefit the Harvard Schools Trust. In its twenty-seventh year now, it brings people together to enjoy a gourmet dinner and theater performance in support of Harvard’s schools. This year’s Gala will be Saturday, March 12, 2016.


What's the dinner like?

Guests will meet at the Fellowship Building on Elm Street for hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and dessert, all catered by Lucia's Tavola.

Check out the Gala menu below!


How about the play?

At 6:00 guests gather at the Cronin Auditorium to mingle with friends and enjoy a theater presentation by the Bromfield Drama Society. Bromfield’s thespians have consistently won regional and state awards and have placed first in state-wide competition competing against much larger schools.

This year's play is Alan Ayckbourn's comedy, "How the Other Half Loves."


What items are in the Silent Auction?

The theme of the auction is "Connecting the Community." Many local organizations, businesses, and individuals have contributed items.

We will provide a list of offerings soon.


What does the evening cost?

Tickets for dinner, theater, and dessert are $60 per person ($40 per person for seniors, age 65+). Tickets for theater-only are $20 per person. Half the ticket amount is considered a tax-deductible donation to the Trust.


How can I get tickets?

To reserve tickets on-line and pay via PayPal or credit card, please click here.

Or, the ticket reservation may be downloaded here. The completed form, along with payment, should be sent to Harvard Schools Trust Gala, PO Box 450, Harvard, MA 01451. Confirmation will be by phone or email.

Tickets to just the play may be purchased at the door at Cronin Auditorium.

2016 Gala Menu

Catered by Lucia's Tavola

Spanakopita - Buttery Phyllo with Spinach and Feta
Cheese Fondue Dippers  •  Swedish Meatballs

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese with a Marsala Vinaigrette

Beef Bourguignon  •  Savory Lemon-Herb Chicken  •  Classic Eggplant Napoleon

Side Dishes
Green Beans Almondine  •  Roasted Potatoes

Zabaglione - Italian Egg Custard with Marsala Wine over Fresh Berries
Mini Chocolate Chip Brownies & Blondies

 The First Gala, November 1990

Wish You Were There

The Harvard Schools Trust's gala last Saturday night was a blast. Not only was the food—prepared by just two incredibly ambitious cooks—delicious; not only were the desserts, served after the play, properly delectable; not only were Harvard's precocious young actors entertaining and touching; but the event brought together a wide assortment of townspeople, all dressed to the teeth and feeling great. It was one of the best all-town activities in years…It felt like old times.

Beyond that, there was the success of the event as a money raiser. A gross of $10,000 is nothing to sneeze at, and the money, we're sure, will be put to good use. The whole thing was a wonderful idea, wonderfully executed, and we can't wait for next year.

The Harvard Post, December 7, 1990
Reprinted With Permission

Need more information?

Feel free to email galainfo@harvardschoolstrust.org with any questions, or phone 978-302-1198.

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