Celebrity Gala & Auction

Make More Ripples at the Annual Celebrity Gala & Auction

Featuring a special performance by Grammy Award winning country artist, Darius Rucker and his band, the Carolina Grey Boys

Record Breaking Evening!

Detlef, Mari and everyone at the Foundation would like to thank our dedicated and generous, guests, golfers, celebrities, sponsors, volunteers, donors and especially Darius Rucker and The Carolina Grey Boys for their participating in our Ripple of Giving Gala and Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, June 22nd.  It was a special evening filled with food, fun, music and generosity.  

We are thrilled to announce the Golf & Gala event raised over $935,000 for Northwest children's charities, including The Healing Center and Inspire Youth Project.  

5:30: Doors open, cocktail reception and silent auction
7:00: Dinner seating and Welcome
7:30: Live auction with John Curley
8:45: Darius Rucker special performance
Cocktail attire, with a little country if you wish!           

The Ripple Effect of Your Support

The Healing Center, helping young people grieve and heal from the premature death of a parent.

Inspire Youth Project, offering emotional support and advocacy for at-risk youth.

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Darius Rucker

From "Wagon Wheel" to "Homegrown Honey", Darius' unique blend of country, pop and rock hits have been entertaining audiences for over a decade, since Hootie & the Blowfish first took the scene.  If you haven't seen Darius perform before, this intimate evening will surely be one to remember.

 You Made a Ripple

Our 2014 Gala was a huge success thanks to our generous guests we continued the ripple of giving and raised over $630,000 for our two charities, The Healing Center and Inspire Youth Project, which will allow them to continue their vital work in our community.  Event guests included over 500 local business leaders, celebrities, athletes and philanthropists!  We hope you enjoyed your opportunity to bid on hundreds of one-of-a-kind auction items, sip and taste wonderful cuisine and libations courtesy of SKYY, DeLoach Vineyards and Meydenbauer Center, be entertained by our Auctioneer John Curley, and dance the night away with The Rhythm Nation band.

 Thank You To Our 2015 Gala Sponsors: