Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18, 2020 as our Golden Gala is certainly the one DVGRR event that you do not want to miss. It’s a time to celebrate, reminisce, catch up with old friends, and meet new ones! Over the past 19 years, this event has continued to grow as more attendees bring their friends to enjoy the evening and celebrate DVGRR. It’s an evening that isn’t just about the dogs or the rescue but rather what makes DVGRR the organization that it is today. It is a celebration of the people of DVGRR – the supporters, volunteers, and adopters working together for the love of the dogs we rescue. It has been an amazing year for DVGRR, and this is the one night to come together and celebrate.
The staff is often heard saying, “Our supporters rock!” and “Our adopters rock!” and “Our volunteers rock!” So we decided to make this year’s theme: Rockin’ Rescue. According to cyberdefinitions.com,
the word ROCKIN’ means outstanding or excellent, and it’s fitting because we all believe that because of you, that is exactly what DVGRR is… a rockin’ rescue!
This year we are honored to have author David Rosenfelt join us for a book signing from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Several of Mr. Rosenfelt’s novels will be available for purchase and personalization with a portion of each sale donated back to DVGRR. Mr. Rosenfelt has written many novels based on the character, Attorney Andy Carpenter, a dog lover who has a reputation for saving both dogs and humans from death row. With the help of his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara, Andy solves cases and wins courtroom battles. During dinner, Mr. Rosenfelt will briefly speak about his own personal love of rescue and his now best-selling book, Dogtripping, which documents his cross-country travel adventure with his wife, 11 volunteers, three RVs, and 25 rescue dogs! To learn more about David Rosenfelt, visit his website at www.davidrosenfelt.com. Thank you to Reads and Company Bookstore for attending the Gala and for providing the books available for purchase.
You’ll want to arrive promptly at 4:00 p.m., as the evening starts off with our ever-growing Silent Auction, along with delicious hors d’ oeuvres, chance raffles, and games. Dinner begins at 6:00, and entertainment will include our very popular and highly competitive Live Auction with exclusive one-of-a-kind items as well as fabulous trips and the chance to feature your dog on the annual DVGRR calendar! We will also spotlight a video starring the dogs of DVGRR that will be sure to make you smile and maybe even sing along.
We guarantee a fun, music-themed event, so be sure to dust off those old concert shirts as they will be accepted for attire at this event, but please remember, no denim. Whether you choose to dress up or rock it out in concert garb, we promise that you’ll have a ROCKIN’ great time.
Click to order an official 2020 Gala Rockin Rescue Logo T-shirt – Orders will be accepted until March 1st. Pay online now, and if you’re picking up your order at DVGRR you need to select LOCAL PICK UP on the check-out page. If you want your order shipped, then shipping charges will be applied. All orders will ship the first week in April. Folks are encouraged to wear their DVGRR Logo Themed shirts at the Gala event or simply add it to your t-shirt collection. Sizes Small through XL $20.00 2XL $22, 3XL and 4XL $23.00
In order to rock the Gala, we need your help. We 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.
RSVP deadline is Monday April 1, 2020. 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.
Here’s your chance to show everyone that your dog rocks! 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, 2020 and should be emailed to email@example.com with subject line: Gala ROCKIN’ 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 (Sold) – $1,500.00
• Project Home Life Sponsor – $500.00
• “Rockin’ Dog” Sponsor – $250.00
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 two bar drinks per person.
Coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, soft drinks are included.
CLICK TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! RSVP by April 1, 2020
Single Ticket: $140
2-7 Tickets: $130 per person
8+ Tickets: $120 per person
2020 Golden Gala Menu
Butlered Hors d’ Oeuvres:
Sesame chicken, honey soy; Shaved filet mignon with arugula, basil aioli, and parmesan; Scallops wrapped in bacon, citrus glaze; Shrimp cocktail Bloody Mary shooters; Vegetable mini quesadilla; Mini Reuben grilled panini
Hors d’ Oeuvres Station:
International cheese display with assorted fruits
Organic Spring Mix with shaved carrots, seedless cucumbers, grape tomatoes and citrus herb vinaigrette
Choice of Entrée Selection (includes seasonal starch, vegetable, rolls/butter):
Jumbo Lobster Ravioli – Tarragon blush sauce, Locatelli Pecorino
Chicken Française – egg coated and pan seared chicken breast, herbs, lemon and butter sauce
Signature Braised Beef Short Rib – mini glaze with savory mac ‘n’ cheese served as your starch
Vegetarian Lasagna – tender zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, parsnips, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella cheese, finished with creamy Alfredo sauce
Cake Sample Plate
Thank You for Becoming A Sponsor!
Jim and Pat Kermes ~ In honor of Callie, Sophia, and Boone and in memory of Sam and Shamie
In honor of and memory of Chief & Clyde Johannessen
Drink Sponsor: Kathi Bransfield and Alan DiBella ~ In honor of Colby: “The Colby Crush”
Course Sponsor – Salad: Lee, Kay, Bear and Romeo Becker ~ In honor of DVGRR’s rockin’ rescuers
Course Sponsor – Entree: Barbara Bennethum ~ In loving memory of Princess (#13-229) and Casey (#14-018). They were both DVGRR kitchen dogs that made wonderful, sweet additions to my pack. I miss them very much.
Course Sponsor – Dessert: Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Jr.
Special Sponsor: Boardroom Spirits
Entertainment Sponsor: Paul and Mary Reinhart ~ In honor of Summer & Abby
Kay Stoltzfus ~ When I needed a hand, I found your paw.
Heidi Shore and Cliff Torban ~ Thank you from Olivia (17-074) & (Roxie 18-280) for PHL’s love!
Dennis and Peg Kiebach ~ To honor the wonderful staff, volunteers, and adopters of PHL dogs.
Robert and Alison Hinrichs ~ In honor of all our fur babies.
Mary Strzelecki ~ Love and kisses from Moose
PLUS ULTRA… Further beyond ~ David and Carol Hoskinson
Rick and Lynn Rosenfelt
Rick and Linda Peckelun
Rockin’ Dog Sponsors:
Doris Gates ~ Lexi
Kathy Kane ~ Marty
Marion Tuck ~ Buttercup