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  • What is the attire for the event?
    The Cor Leonis "Heart of the Lion" Gala is a black-tie event and a great opportunity to get dressed up for a fun, formal evening of gathering together with the CDA community. Ladies: Full-length Gown, Formal Jumpsuit, or Cocktail Dress Gentlemen: Jacket and Slacks, Suit and Tie, or Tuxedo
  • Can I reserve a room at Renaissance Legacy West at a discounted rate?
    Yes! Gala guests may enjoy an exclusive nightly rate of $199. A booking link will be shared in your ticket purchase confirmation email. There is a limited supply of discounted rooms, so be sure to purchase gala tickets as soon as they become available. Early sponsors will be given a complimentary night to make the event a wonderful staycation!
  • Where do I park at the event?
    The Renaissance Legacy West has extended discounted parking rates for CDA's Cor Leonis "Heart of the Lion" Gala. Gala guests may self-park in the Renaissance Legacy West parking garage for $10, or valet parking is available for $17. These discounted prices also apply to overnight gala guests. Complimentary hourly parking is also available in the Legacy West shopping and dining areas, just a short block north of the hotel venue. Coram Deo Academy's Cor Leonis "Heart of the Lion" Gala will be hosted in the Legacy Ballroom on the 2nd Floor of the Renaissance Legacy West.
  • I would like to donate an auction item. How do I go about doing that?
    Thank you! We appreciate your support of CDA's Cor Leonis "Heart of the Lion" Gala. We are welcoming donated auction items through March 1, 2024. Please fill out the Donated Auction Item Form or email
  • How can I volunteer to help plan for the gala in the months before the event?
    Each year, it takes a village of volunteers to pull off one of CDA's most exciting events, the Cor Leonis "Heart of the Lion" Gala. This year is extra special as we celebrate 25 years of CDA. We welcome you to join us on this rewarding adventure and serve alongside fellow Lions as we prepare for the event months ahead of time, set up on the day of, or even help the week following the gala. Please email us to discuss how best we can plug you in to our volunteer team.
  • My question isn't listed. Who can I contact?
    Please email or call Coram Deo Academy's Office of Development at (972) 441-4388.
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