MAOS Gala and Silent Auction

The Friends of MAOS Gala is the MAOS Academy's largest and most popular fundraising event of the year. This year's Gala will be held September 6, 2019 at the Monterey Elks Lodge and will include dinner, dancing, and a silent auction – all in a beautiful setting overlooking the Monterey Bay. 

Gala tickets can be purchased here through Eventbrite.

This event requires a large amount of planning and coordination, and volunteers are always welcome!

Here are the areas we would like help:

-Gathering donations (Do you own a business - restaurant, retail store, etc - or know someone who does? Please consider reaching out to them for a donation).
-Decorating before event
-Setting up before event
-Helping during event
-Clean up after event 

Please contact Therese Mayone or Callie Muller if you have an auction item (gift certificate, themed basket, wine, etc.) to donate and we will gladly make arrangements to pick it up.

Also, we are having a dessert auction! Lucky bidders will win a delicious dessert to share at the Gala, or take home to enjoy later. If you have a special talent for baking and would be willing to donate a specialty dessert, please contact Callie Muller at or 831-601-6808.

If you are interested in being involved with the Gala, please contact Therese Mayone via email at or Callie Muller at

MAOS Welcome Picnic/Beach Party

At the beginning of each school year, MAOS hosts a “Welcome Picnic” for all MAOS families. This year's event will be held Sunday August 11th from 12-3pm at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. This event is a great way to celebrate the new school year with friends, family, and MAOS staff members at a fun-filled day at the beach. MAOS will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and we ask families to bring a side dish to share. Click here for the flyer.

Families are welcome and encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Donations are welcome!

$10/family helps to defray the cost of the event.

MAOS sweatshirts ($30) and t-shirts ($15) are also for sale.

For more information about this event, please contact Therese Mayone at or at 831/402-5776.