2023 ACS Golden Gala - The Best Gala Yet!



Gala 2023 Evening

2023 ACS Golden Gala - The Best Gala Yet!

Truly a night to remember, ACS held its 2023 ACS Golden Gala at the iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on March 11. More than 560 parents, teachers, alumni, dignitaries, former faculty, former parents, event sponsors and corporate partners joined together to celebrate 50 years of excellence and a future beyond imagination for our school. 

Thanks to the support from main event sponsors Nadine and Nasser Al Nowais, Rotana, Morgan Lewis, Serena Carnevale and Luca Molinari, Flash Entertainment, Pure Harvest, The Captain's Club, ExxonMobil, LMB, Emirates Palace, Etihad, and Khaldoon and Nadia Al Mubarak, the event featured a red carpet of illuminated archways, a live auction with auctioneer CK Swett, remarkable student performances, a fantastic show from Gold Singers, dancing under the stars and so much more. The Golden Gala also marked ACS’ new chapter as it prepares to move to a new state-of-the-art campus on Saadiyat Island during the 2023-24 school year. 

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Each year, ACS presents the ACS Community Leadership Award to an individual who embodies the ACS Core Values: Curiosity, Courage, Compassion and Integrity. This year’s award was presented to HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak. His Excellency was chosen as this year’s honoree due to his extraordinary dedication to ACS and invaluable contributions to the nation. One of 12 students in the first graduating class of ACS in 1993, His Excellency has since held key leadership roles in the public and private sectors of the UAE for the past two decades. 

As a nonprofit school, our annual gala is our largest fundraiser and has a tremendous and positive impact on our students. The gala enables us to take our school to the next level in a way that is not possible with tuition alone. By investing in the excellence of our teachers and our programs, we are ensuring ACS continues to deliver the very best education for our students to thrive in a world yet to be imagined. Proceeds from previous galas enabled us to transform our school with innovative learning spaces, upgraded equipment, technology and materials, professional learning opportunities for our esteemed faculty and much more.

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