Allan Hancock College Foundation Gala

Allan Hancock College 40th Anniversary Gala


Celebrating 40 years of community support and helping dreams take flight! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
ArtCraft Paint Hangar - Santa Maria Airport
3203 Lightning Street, Suite 108
5 - 11 p.m.  

5:00 p.m. VIP Reception

  • For Gala Sponsors and President's Circle Gala ticket holders.
  • Featuring historical aircraft and luminaries from days gone by. 

6:00 p.m. Doors Open for Gala Event

6:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction

Special salute to Agnes Grogan, the foundation's first executive director.

  • Allan Hancock College Aviator 2014 Blanc de Noirs labelDinner prepared by Field to Table Catering and Events. Desserts created and served by Hancock culinary students. 
  • Performances by the Allan Hancock College Jazz Band and professional dancers Jonathan Platero and Oksana Dmytrenko-Platero from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars.  
  • Enjoy Hancock College wines - including Hancock Aviator, a 2014 Blanc de Noirs, commissioned in honor of the foundation's anniversary. 

9:00 p.m. Music and Dancing 

dress code

  • Cocktail attire or festive, aviator-themed attire from the 1920s-1940s!


Purchase Individual Tickets 

Purchase a Sponsorship 

I am unable to attend the Gala but would like to make a contribution to the foundation.

All proceeds benefit Allan Hancock College and will help local students "Start here. Go anywhere." The Allan Hancock College Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID 95-3143396.

If you would like to receive an invitation or for more information, please contact the AHC Foundation at 805-925-2004 or send an email to

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Last Modified Oct 13, 2017