A great night of fun in support of an amazing cause.

The Melissa Education Foundation hosted its first Gala in 2008 and has hosted it annually ever since. The Give Them Wings Gala is a night of fun designed to bring our educators, our local businesses, and members of our community together to support the Melissa School system.

Gala attendees enjoy great food, wine, and beer while playing blackjack, roulette, and craps to win raffle tickets for the raffle drawing at the end of the night. For those attendees looking for something a little more exciting, the yearly Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament is always a big hit. Finally, the Live Auction always has a great selection of items and packages to choose from with all proceeds going to fund scholarships and grants.


  • Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 – The MEF Give Them Wings Gala @ River Road Chateau in Anna!

Order Your 2019 MEF Annual Gala Tickets

Individual Ticket – $100 per Person – Includes 2 Drink Tickets, a Light Dinner, and $2500 in Gaming Chips.*

Gaming Table Sponsor – $500 – Includes 4 Individual Tickets, Marketing in Catalog, and Marketing on Game Table.*

Dining Table Sponsor – $1500 – Includes Reserved Seating for 10, Marketing in Catalog, Marketing on Table, Early Bird Seating at 6PM!*

Teacher/Staff Ticket – $50 per Person – Reduced Price Ticket for Educators.*

Texas Hold’Em Tournament Buy-In – $100 per Person – Purchase your entry into the Texas Hold’Em Tournament held at the Annual MEF Gala. The top 3 players will receive a cash payout!

*Purchase your tickets before September 1st for the Early Bird Bonus of $1000 in extra chips!

MEF Give Them Wings Gala Programs

Give Them Wings Gala 2018: PDF Format

Give Them Wings Gala 2017: PDF Format

Give Them Wings Gala 2016: PDF Format

Give Them Wings Gala 2015: PDF Format

Give Them Wings Gala 2014: PDF Format

MEF Give Them Wings Gala Sponsors

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