Our annual Gala is our single largest fundraiser and one of Columbia, Missouri’s premier black tie events.   With an original and exciting theme each year, we bring together community members, families, faculty, and staff for an elegant evening featuring live and silent auctions, raffles, cocktails, and dinner.  The Gala also includes several smaller Special Occasion events, as well as our family fundraiser, the Spaghetti Supper. These events are crucial to the support of our financial aid program, which benefits 38% of CIS students.  

Our generous guests, sponsors, donors, advertisers, and underwriters make it possible for Columbia Independent School to bring unique and personalized educational opportunities to students throughout mid-Missouri.  

This year’s Gala is going to be a Roarin’ Good Time as we celebrate the our roarin’ 20th anniversary.  Save the date for Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:30 in the evening at the Reynold’s Alumni Center. The joint will be jumping and you will not want to miss this swanky soirée!

Want to attend the Gala?  Sponsorships for tables are available HERE.  All table sponsors receive a variety of perks, preferred seating, and the password to our Bootlegger’s Bash After Party. Individual tickets are $175 per person. Tables and tickets can be purchased by simply entering “Gala 2019” on the payment form.  

To learn more about The Gala, check out our sidebar links for more information.



& The Potterfield Family


Bill & Lisa Morrissey


Missouri Ear, Nose, and Throat Center

Dennis & Sara Harper with Doug & Amy Pugh

C. Allyson Walker & E. Stinson Tillerson, Jr.

Raonak Ekram & Eston Schwartz

Josh & Keira Hamann with Travis & Melissa Cook

Nicholas & Stephanie Golda with Trey & Paige Davis

Central Bank

Landmark Bank

Commerce Bank

Drewing BMW

Cynergy Health

Jeff & Kirsten Craver

James & Marieta Fairlamb with Ben & Helen Wade

Guido Lastra & Camila Manrique

Flat Branch Home Loans

Kelly and Greg Della Rocca & the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

Coil Construction

Drs. Charles & Holly Bondurant

600 Club:

Chris & Charlene Thompson

Evoke Group

John & Elaine Thompson

David & Ann Moreton