The Gala & Silent Auction

The Gala

Annual Gala & Silent Auction

Dance the night away at the Gala, Guilford Green Foundation’s premiere fundraising event. It features live entertainment, an open bar, delicious food, and a silent auction, as well as an opportunity to honor individuals who make contributions to our community, through our Leadership Awards.

About the 2019 Gala

The 2019 Gala will be held on March 23, 2019 at the Starmount Forest Country Club. This year will be a sit-down dinner with special guest Sarah McBride, followed by the Green Party hosted by Jessica Mashburn and Evan Olson.

Dinner will feature guest speaker Sarah McBride, a progressive activist and the National Press Secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.Sarah made national headlines in 2012 when she came out as transgender to her college while serving as student body president at American University. In 2016, she became the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention.Her book Tomorrow Will Be Different chronicles her journey as a transgender woman, from coming out to her family and school community, to fighting for equality in her home state and nationally, to her heartbreaking romance with her late husband.

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We are also accepting nominations for our annual Gala awards. Please click here for more information.