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President Bush, Laura Bush Headline Gala

For the second year in a row, the Oaks Christian Dinner Auction Gala—the premier OCS fundraiser benefiting all students and programs—will return to the elegant Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The encore venue is the perfect backdrop for this year's very prestigious guests: George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and his lovely wife, Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009). The event begins at 5:30pm in the impressive Air Force One Pavilion.

With such VIPs headlining the event, tables are selling out fast, and we encourage guests to register early to guarantee a spot. Two seats remain available for purchase at the Presidential Table (which include a pre-event photo opportunity with the President and First Lady). CLICK HERE for details about remaining seats at the Presidential Table, as well as other premier sponsorship opportunities.

For questions about presidential sponsorship and/or gala sponsorship, please email Head of School Rob Black, For other questions on sponsorships or ticket purchase, please email OCS Advancement Event Coordinator Monika Evans,

It is also not too early to think about donating to the auction! Please preview our AUCTION WISHLIST for ideas on what you can contribute, and then download the DONATION FORM and return to OCS Volunteer Coordinator Ginger Kohler, We appreciate every gift that helps make the auction a success, and all gifts are tax-deductible.

In addition to the Bushes, this exciting philanthropic event will feature an impressive live auction, live music, a gourmet meal, and student entertainment. Adding to the fun will be a professional auctioneer and special entertainers.

Last year's auction, with former US Secretary of State General Colin Powell (RET.) drew a capacity crowd and was the OCS social event of the year. Mark your calendar and REGISTER EARLY