Great Hearts Academies will present “A Wrinkle in Time” at the Great Hearts Gala, happening on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Chateau Luxe, located at 1175 E. Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix. Tickets are on sale now for the signature event, which is also one of the largest fundraisers of the year for Great Hearts. Monies raised at the Gala support the outstanding faculty and the Teacher Excellence Fund. 

“This event brings together members of the schools, community, and all of those that support our incredible teachers,” said Erik Twist, Arizona President of Great Hearts. “It’s a night full of food, fun and incredible entertainment—all for a good cause.” 

As a charter school network in Arizona, the organization receives almost $2,000 less per student annually in public funding compared to public district schools. This means less money for teachers and programs. The Teacher Excellence Fund is a fund dedicated to rewarding Great Hearts’ best teachers based on the academic and cultural impact they have on their students and the overall school community.

This year’s theme, “A Wrinkle in Time,” includes hosted cocktail hour, incredible dishes from Chateau Luxe, performances from students and teachers across Great Hearts’ network of schools, silent and live auctions, and more.

Founded in 2003, Great Hearts grew from a single school to become the highest performing nonprofit charter school network in Arizona. The mission of Great Hearts is to develop great scholars and young men and women with character to serve a greater purpose. 

Sponsorships packages are still available for the event. Single tickets start at $250. Single tickets and tables can be purchased at

Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. There are 22 schools and 14,000 students throughout Phoenix. More information can be found at