Ever have a frustrating day when nothing seemed to go right and you couldn’t wait to snuggle with your dog to feel their good vibes to uplift your spirits?
We all have, so we decided it’s time to celebrate those “Good Vibrations”!
Join us for our annual Golden Gala, and you’ll experience a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying delicious island-inspired hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and dinner. Our high-end live and silent auctions, fun games, and great raffles will entice those “Good Vibrations” to have you bidding to benefit the DVGRR dogs! The night will also include our ever popular Gala video – highlighting dogs, adopters, donors, volunteers, and staff sharing how their dogs emit really good vibes*.
The evening begins at 4:00 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, silent auction bidding, chance raffles and games, and visiting with old and new friends. The extensive silent auction will absolutely vibrate with destination and event packages, wine, food, artwork, and jewelry. Plus those exclusive, one-of-a-kind items donated to DVGRR just for our silent and live auction fundraising.
Our seated dinner will begin promptly at 6:00, with opening remarks, and our canine guests of honor will be introduced before our live auction begins. Back by popular demand, auctioneer Glenn Wenger will be sure to get you bidding for those unique items that you just can’t live without!
Bring your friends (even the non-dog lovers) and reserve a group table of ten, or attend alone and we will seat you at a table with folks who will welcome you with open paws. Our Golden Gala promises to entertain you and warm your heart with plenty of Golden good vibes. Gala tickets are a great gift-giving idea, too! In sticking with the theme for this year’s Gala, the dress code welcomes more “relaxed” attire. Island-inspired sun dresses, men’s floral print shirts, and dress shorts are all acceptable. (The venue does request no denim jeans.)
*If you’d like your dog and story (think beach photos, cuddly shots, and stories of how your dog changed your life) for inclusion in the video, submit your photos and stories to Inza Adams, DVGRR Development and Donor Engagement Manager (email@example.com) by March 1, 2019.
In order to spread the Gala’s “Good Vibrations,” we need your help with and are looking for unique items for our auctions! Things like:
Unique experiences, vacation home or timeshares, private dinner or wine/beer tasting party, decorative theme baskets, gourmet food or cooking items/lessons, wine and liquor, home and garden items, outdoor furnishings/décor, professional services (e.g., interior design, cleaning, landscape planning, home improvement), homemade desserts or appetizers, electronics (e.g., iPad/iPod and accessories, laptop or notebook, flat screen television), round of golf, golf clubs or accessories, sporting equipment or autographed sports memorabilia, tickets to sporting events, team clothing, restaurant or hotel gift certificates, theater or concert tickets, wardrobe accessories (e.g., jewelry, scarf, purse), spa gifts, or store gift cards.
This is a sample of ideas, but we do need to emphasize that items must be new! Questions about donations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! RSVP by April 1, 2019
Single Ticket: $140
2-7 Tickets: $130 per person
8+ Tickets: $120 per person
CLICK TO REGISTER AS A Table Sponsor up to 10 guests: $1,200
including your company logo or tribute/memorial on the table
(also included in the Gala program).
Registration price includes 2 bar drinks per person.
Coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, soft drinks are included.
RSVP deadline is Monday, April 1st. Seating is limited so please be sure to make your reservation early. If you are a Golden Circle member, two tickets are included with your membership, so please email Karen (Karen@dvgrr.org) with your meal selections.
2019 Golden Gala Menu
Hors d’ Oeuvres:
Scallops wrapped in bacon with citrus glaze
Ahi tunapoke spoons: Diced tuna and seaweed salad, wasabi sesame seeds, spicy hoisin-sambal, crushed Macadamia nuts
Shaved filet mignon and goat cheese crostini
Mushroom caps (spinach and cheese)
Chicken satay with sweet chili peanut sauce
Hors d’ Oeuvres Station:
Antipasta Station: prosciutto diParma, Sicilian soppressata, authentic Genoa salami, Spanish Lomo Ham Pimenton de la Vera, grilled vegetables, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, and a variety of imported Italian specialty cheeses accompanied by grilled crostini topped with extra virgin olive oil.
Fresh fruit kabobs with yogurt dipping sauce
Organic Spring Mix Salad: Shaved carrots, seedless cucumbers, grape tomatoes with citrus herb vinaigrette or ranch dressing
Choice of Entrée Selection:
Caribbean Jerk Chicken: Boneless breast of chicken marinated in Jamaican jerk sauce, chef selection starch, and vegetable
Signature Braised Beef Short Ribs: Mirin glaze with savory mac ‘n’ cheese served as your starch
Brown sugar cured salmon: Roasted wild salmon with warm tropical salsa, chef selection starch, and vegetable
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon: Yukon Gold potatoes, spinach and braised Swiss chard, chef selection starch, and vegetable
Fresh Rolls with Butter
Lemon Raspberry Torte
Here’s your chance to show everyone that your dog radiates those sunny, “Good Vibrations”! Each sponsorship includes an 8 x 10” print featuring your dog’s photo and name. These prints will be displayed at the Golden Gala, and you’re welcome to take your print home as a souvenir after the event!
Photo submissions are due by April 1, 2019 and should be emailed to email@example.com with subject line: Gala “Good Vibes” Dog, and include your name and your dog’s name in the email.
These sponsorships will be recognized on our website and in the Golden Gala program.
Click Below for Other Gala Sponsorships Available:
• Presenting Sponsor – $5,000.00 (includes 8 Golden Gala Tickets)
• Golden Sponsor – $4,000.00 (includes 6 Golden Gala Tickets)
• Silver Sponsor – $3,000.00 (includes 4 Golden Gala Tickets)
• Bronze Sponsor – $2,500.00 (includes 2 Golden Gala Tickets)
• Course Sponsorships – $1,500.00
(3 Sponsorships are available for each meal course)
• Entertainment Sponsorship – $1,500.00
• Signature Drink Sponsorship (1 Sponsorship Available) – $1,500.00
• Project Home Life Sponsor – $500.00
• “Good Vibes Dog” Sponsor – $250.00
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Jim and Pat Kermes ~ In honor of our “furry friends” from DVGRR — Callie, Shamie, and Sophia, and in memory of Sam. Plus a heartfelt thank you to all the staff and volunteers for the loving care they give each and every day.
Chief & Clyde Johannessen
Hors d’ oeuvres Sponsors:
Shawn & Elise McCarthy
Barbara Bennethum ~ In Memory of Fluke, Cooper and Heidi (#06-030) Bennethum
Richard & Jean Palmer, R.M. Palmer Company
Christopher & Christine Yoder ~ “Golden-A-Rita”
The Zacney Family ~ In honor of Duke and Hope and in loving memory of Jovi and Jake
Project Home Life Sponsors:
Merrily Headley ~ In memory of all my DVGRR dogs and in honor of DVGRR staff and volunteers
David & Carol Hoskinson ~ In honor of Caroline and Sarah and in loving memory of Mary and Annabelle that we miss so much.
Paul & Mary Reinhart ~ In memory of our dear Summer and in honor of all the shy & fearful dogs that have made it to their forever homes.
Kay Stoltzfus ~ God couldn’t be physically with us, so he gave us dogs. Wishing them all forever homes filled with love.
Good Vibes Dog Sponsors:
Doris Gates ~ In honor of Lexi, my little Jack Russell-Pekinese pup
Marion Tuck ~ In honor of Buttercup Tuck
Tom & Jen Byrne ~ In honor of Hannah Byrne
Want to download our 2019 DVGRR Golden Gala Flyer to share or mail in your registration? Click here: 2019GalaFlyer