Getaway2Give has upped the temperature on fundraising success for just about every type of gala, from black-tie wine tastings and masquerade balls to one-of-a-kind events featuring Cirque-style performances. We know which gala ideas really sizzle, so read on if you’re an event organizer looking for hot gala themes for fundraisers. And who knows? Maybe one of these ideas will inspire your own unique event.
An “exclusive” baking hot gourmand gala
Some people attend galas because they care deeply about a particular cause, while others attend because they love the theme of the event itself (and supporting a cause is a wonderful bonus).
With foodies and celebrity chefs still a hot commodity for attracting donors, The Truffle Masters’ attendees are hot for Houston’s food scene. Presented by DR Delicacy and Silver Stone Events, the Truffle Masters is a competition among the top chefs from Houston’s best restaurants to create the most delectable, mouthwatering dish using DR Delicacy’s aromatic and flavorful black truffles.
Exclusivity makes for a hot exception among gala themes for fundraisers. This particular exclusive event is limited to 500 guests, and has a different beneficiary each year. In 2018, proceeds went to Casa de Esperanza (an organization fighting child abuse and neglect), and in 2019 they will go to Second Servings (an organization that alleviates hunger and reduces food waste).
Check out our exclusive Royal Treat — going fast, this opportunity is limited to 32 lucky couples. Think about adding it to your gourmand gala.
Get the fever for family-friendly galas
While the word “gala” often brings updos, beautiful gowns, and live music to mind, there’s no reason why a fundraising event can’t be family-friendly. In fact, events that include the entire family may sell more tickets.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Family Night is an annual private party at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, Texas, to benefit the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation and The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation. Kids and parents have a blast at one of the world’s top waterparks — no lines, no waiting, just fun! Parking, dinner, and refreshments were included, plus special kids’ activities.
What an unexpected treat out of the many gala themes for fundraisers you could choose.
Hot dogs! Gala themes for fundraisers go pet-friendly
Perhaps you have noticed that some pet owners can get a little heated about their pets, you may even be one of them. It makes sense to engage this particular demographic by creating a pet-friendly fundraising event.
PugHearts of Houston is a non-profit in Houston that rescues, rehabilitates, and permanently places needy pugs into loving homes. Guests of their annual event, Pugs on the Bayou, enjoy a fajita dinner and dessert (vegetarian options available), silent and live auctions, fun DJ music, meeting pugs at the Pug Corral, a pug costume contest, a pug kissing booth, and more.
Heated competition for all skill levels
Getaway2Give loves sports and sports-related fundraisers, though not everyone feels comfortable committing to several hours playing a round of golf. Galas that invite participation from individuals with all skill levels – from complete novice to pro – extend the event’s potential impact and success. Now that’s a hot gala theme.
The Crain Family Foundation hosts an annual golfing event called Swing Fore the Kids at Top Golf in Scottsdale, Arizona. Guests get to meet celebrity baseball players and coaches, work on their golf swing (or just have fun trying it out), enjoy great food, drinks, and company, all while supporting an amazing cause! Proceeds from the event benefit the Crain Family Foundation and the Clinic for Special Children.
Perfect partnerships are piping hot trends
While not exactly a gala theme, any gala can benefit from special partnerships and activities that take place during the event. And, in fact, not all donations have to be monetary. Thinking creatively can turn transform a nice gala theme into a hot gala theme.
Sky High is an organization that brings communities together through events to provide comfort, fund research, and save the lives of children fighting pediatric cancer and other life-threatening conditions. They raise a lot of money through their events, but they also partner with Children With Hair Loss by having guests donate ponytails cut during Sky High’s events. Children With Hair Loss provides human hair wigs to children at no cost. What an incredible way for guests to make a difference, even without spending a dime.
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