What is Gala?
Our mission at Gala is simple: host the best party in the District, all while helping to benefit the city that we love, Washington DC.
Banned in 50 states.
Made from 100% District.
"No ordinary gala."
--The Washington Post
"Our favorite holiday party. Period."
All proceeds from the District Holiday Gala have gone to benefit Horton’s Kids, whose mission is to educate and empower the children of Washington, DC’s Ward 8 by providing comprehensive, direct services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture their desire and ability to succeed.
From intensive tutoring sessions to healthy meals, their wrap-around programs strive to meet the children’s varied academic, social, and emotional needs. Hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers and generous donors make these programs possible.
Horton’s Kids’ reputation for operating with integrity and respect has gained the trust of neighborhood families, and they collaborate with parents to ensure that each child has the resources needed to succeed.