Every two years, the Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) hosts the Filipino American Studies (FAST) Gala. This biennial gala both celebrates the creation and supports the continuation of the FAST class at the University of Maryland, College Park. The class will have been taught for 12 years starting in 2019. It has also contributed to scholarships in honor of Filipino community leaders to help students continue forward with their studies.

This year's gala will be held at Orem Hall in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on February 16, 2019. The theme for the gala is Magkakasama (Togetherness) as it hopes to bring together the Filipino and Filipino-American community in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. The contributions made during this Gala will support Mabuhay, Inc. Descriptions and donation forms of both are included on this page.

Non-Student Pricing $35 (Early Bird until Feb. 3rd)

$40 (Regular)

Student Pricing      *Must show ID                  $20 (Early Bird until Feb. 3rd)

                                $25 (Regular)

Children Under 12                                        Free
Ticket Option - Early Bird

*Note: Students must show their school ID at the door.

If you would like, you can also donate to help fund this year's Gala! All donations are greatly appreciated!