Gala for the Children
The 2020 Gala for the Children will be held on Saturday, May 2 at AVS Catering and Banquet Centre.
The Gala for the Children is the Partnership’s premiere fundraising event. Each year, community members, business owners and leaders, and elected officials gather to support our programs and initiatives at this banquet event.
The theme is a well-known children’s book, series or author, emphasizing our focus on family literacy and the importance of reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Funds raised through sponsorships, individual tickets and our silent auction are used to sustain and expand critical programs for young children in Randolph County, preparing them to enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.
Our programs support and enhance early literacy, health, active lifestyles, and early learning through play and exploration for children birth-5, as well as professional development and support for early educators.
The generosity of our sponsors makes this annual event a spectacular success. There are four levels of sponsorship:
- Presenting ($3000)
We also offer Table Sponsorship (8-top) for $500. For sponsorship information, contact Micki Bare at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-629-2128 ext. 12.
The 2019 Gala for the Children “A Night with Eric Carle” was presented by Acme-McCrary & Sapona Foundation and Dr. Natalya Mendez.
Each year, our Silent Auction Committee puts together the most elegant and eclectic collection of items in an expansive display throughout the Gala venue.
Donations for the silent auction come from dozens of generous contributors. Local pottery, area restaurants, local and regional adventures, home décor, jewelry, sports, children’s items and more are included in the offerings.Donate an Item
Sneak a peek [link to page] at some of the silent auction items.
Our Fund-A-Need community campaigns leading up to the Gala and the live auction at the Gala support specific local literacy programs.
The Sustainability Committee, with input from Partnership staff members, selects the literacy program highlighted each year through Fund-A-Need.