64th Annual Alpha Omega Mardi gras

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q1:         What will I receive for my $125 Ticket?
A1:         Included in your ticket price is:

    • Roasted pear salad - black pepper, honey, creamy goat cheese and wild arugula

    • Grilled breast of chicken and seared salmon - grilled breast of chicken with cremini mushroom demi-glace and seared salmon with tomato reduction served with herb risotto, broccolini and grilled peppers
    • Vegetarian Option | Wild mushroom strudel

    • Salted Caramel Mouse Cake
    • Table side service of Coffee, decaffeinated coffee and hot tea service

  • Complimentary Coat Check
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Celebrity DJs
  • Luxury Cash Bar
    • Spirits $16 mixed drinks / $20 martinis | Hennessy Privilege VSOP Cognac | Bombay Sapphire Gin | Patron Silver Tequila | Grey Goose Vodka | Crown Royal Whisky | Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch | Bacardi Superior Rum | Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey | Knob Creek Bourbon | Mt. Gay Eclipse Gold Rum | Kettle One Vodka
    • Wine $13 | House brands of Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Moscato & Riesling
    • Import Beer $10 | Heineken | Amstel Light | Corona
    • Domestic Beer $9 | Samuel Adams Boston Lager | Budweiser | Miller Lite | Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    • Pepsi brand soft drinks $6
  • Access to the Presidential Hospitality Suite after Mardi Gras

Q2:         How much is the deposit and when is my deposit due?
A2:         The deposit is $125 per table and is due ASAP.

Q3:         When will table sales be open to others outside the chapter?
A3:         All tables are currently open for a deposit.   

Q4:         Can I make partial payments on my table?
A4:         Yes.  However, you can only make payments in increments of $125.

Q5:         What is the cost of a room at the Bethesda Marriott?

A5:         We have negotiated a room cost of just $109 per night, plus tax.  

Q6:         What are the due dates to pay on tables?
A6:         Deposit Due ASAP
              January 27, 2024 – Final Payment Due

Q7:         How can I become a Scholarship Endowment Sponsor and receive Preferred Seating?
A7:         Due to increased sponsorship opportunities and a further commitment to our philanthropic programs, there will be an opportunity to increase your charitable giving by becoming a Scholarship Endowment Sponsor.  For $2,250 you will receive preferred floor seating, special table decorations, podium event recognition, and additional tax benefits.  However, there is a limited number of opportunities at this sponsorship level.  Additional details concerning this opportunity can be found online at www.AlphaOmegaMardiGras.com within the sponsorship package

Q8:         How much of my Mardi Gras Ticket is Tax Deductible?
A8:         $80.00 of each individual ticket is considered tax deductible. Please consult your tax adviser to ensure you are in compliance with all applicable IRS regulations when completing your tax returns.  Alpha Omega Social Action & Scholarship Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt corporation, Federal Tax ID #52-1741766.

Q9:       Will I receive paper tickets this year?
A9:       Yes.  Although you will receive an email for your online transaction, paper tickets will be available once your table is paid in full.  Your paper ticket will be your entry into the Mardi Gras Ball.

Q10:       Will my guests and I have a good time?
A10:       The Mardi Gras Committee understands that while fundraising is an important function of the Mardi Gras Ball, it is not the event’s only purpose.  COVID has put a damper on everyone's social life.  However, Mardi Gras represents a long history of perseverance, progress, good times for Brothers and their families, and Friendships revisited.  It is the Committee’s goal to preserve this legacy and continue in this tradition.  At the end of the night, we want to reflectively and with great satisfaction say, “A good time was had by all!”