The 16th Annual Lake Cities Education Foundation Gala and Auction will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Ashton Gardens, in Corinth. The Silent Auction will begin at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm and the live auction at 7:30 pm. The LCEF Gala is a spectacular fundraising event. It is an opportunity to give back to this community and make a difference in the lives of the students and teachers of the Lake Dallas Independent School District. Individual tickets ($65) and Table Sponsorships ($800) can be purchased by calling (940) 497-5233 or at any of these locations. Click here for directions to Ashton Gardens.


The LCEF is accepting donated items for the Silent and Live Auctions. The auctions are a very exciting part of the gala and each year participants enjoy the great items they receive. More importantly, they leave knowing their contribution will make a difference for students and teachers in the Lake Dallas Independent School District. Each year the diversity of donated items increases, reflecting the many facets and creativity of our community. Items range from gift certificates to all-expenses-paid vacations, and past auctions have included hunting trips, dinner parties, golf outings, pet grooming, jet flights, oil paintings and movie posters.  The LCEF greatly appreciates the support of the community in the donation of these items.

Anyone may donate items for the auctions. No item is too great or too small. For your convenience, LCEF volunteers are available to pick up your donated items. Please complete the Sponsor Form with the information about your donated items and submit to the LCEF. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your support!


Gala Mobile Bidding is Open! Go to this link:  to register your cell phone number with QTEGO, a texting utility that allows bidders to submit their bids via text messaging. It only takes a few minutes.  You will be asked to register your first and last name along with your cell phone number and credit card, and then you will receive a confirmation text that you are registered and ready to BID!

You can access the web app by clicking on the link at the bottom of the 2nd QTEGO (79230) text message you receive upon registering your phone.  Once you are in the web app, you will be able to see all of the items, bid on silent items, donate and track all of your bids.  Bidding on raffle items and live items can only be done at the event on Thursday night. You can also bid using your computer or tablet.