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LAEF’s Signature Fundraising Event – The Royal Gala

This fun and unique event honors a King and/or Queen from within the community who has made a significant impact. This community member will be crowned at the Royal Gala at The Grand Long Beach Event Center (4101 E. Willow Street). Business formal attire is recommended. 

Proceeds from the royal gala fund the laef steam initiative

The LAEF STEAM initiative provides STEAM education opportunities to students 

at all nine Los Al USD campuses. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about STEAM Fairs and STEAM projects funded by LAEF

Thank you for making our 7th annual King & Queen of Hearts Campaign a success! The Royal Gala took place on Friday, February 7, 2020 and honored retired Superintendent Dr. Sherry Kropp. All funds raised at the gala and throughout the campaign support the LAEF STEAM Initiative!

LAEF accepts nominations and selects a King and/or Queen to honor and serve as the LAEF royal ambassador for the year!

LAEF accepts nominations and selects a King and/or Queen to honor and serve as the LAEF royal ambassador for the year!

The 2019-20 Royal Queen of Hearts is Dr. Sherry Kropp! Dr. Kropp retired as Los Alamitos Unified’s Superintendent in the Spring of 2019 after nearly 35 years of service to our community. Her ties to LAEF and the community are very strong and her support for Los Al Kids was endless. Kropp served as an advisor on the LAEF Board of Directors during her entire tenure as superintendent and was a huge advocate for LAEF within the community and with district staff. She worked closely with LAEF to establish the Summer Enrichment Institute and After-School programs and initiated the vision for LAEF’s free world language classes, which were launched in 2018. Kropp connected LAEF with many opportunities to ignite student group support, such as sending the LAHS Robotics Team at the Global Championships and supporting the LAHS Marching Band’s appearance in the London New Year’s Day parade. She is a founding member of LAEF’s Los Al Leadership Circle (LALC), the major donor group.

Royal Gala ticket sales are now closed.

Proceeds from the campaign will continue to support STEAM project preparation classes, STEAM fairs on all campuses and the district-wide STEAM showcase, as well as elementary school Media Center Teachers and innovative STEAM opportunities at secondary schools. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math. The district-wide STEAM showcase was scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 in the LAHS Gym, but had to be canceled.

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Are you unable to attend the Royal Gala, but would still like to donate to support STEAM in Los Al? Click on the “Donate” button below. Thank you!

LAEF’s Past Royal Courts