2023 Annual Gala

Friday, March 10, 2023, 6-10pm
Dover Hall, 1500 Manakin Road

Please join us for our Annual Gala, one of the best parties in town! Your attendance supports programs that will greatly impact our students. Your ticket includes:

  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar (two complimentary drink tickets per guest)
  • Dancing by Blue Tips Rhythm Revue
  • Live Auction

Sponsorships are SOLD OUT! Thank you sponsors for your support!

Wheelbarrow of Cheer: A brand new wheelbarrow, filled to the brim with assorted liquors Stock your bar with this fabulous auction item. It has everything for hosting a great party – except the guests! ($500 value)

Steppin’ Out in Style: The craftsmen at 707 Fine Clothing will partner with you to design and create a sportcoat that expresses your own unique style and personality. You will have a garment, individually crafted from Dormeuil fabric, considered the finest fabric in the world, paying close attention to every detail. ($2,000 value)

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend: One pair of 14 Karat White Gold Drop Earrings featuring one checkerboard Cushion cut purple amethyst each, weighing 4.64 carats total weight. These stones are set in a four-prong setting with a halo. The halo consists of Round Brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.15 carats total weight, set in a pave setting. ($880 value)

Escape to the Mountains: Experience a weekend escape like no other when you stay at this condo in Wintergreen Resort! This 2-bed, 2-bath vacation home offers a rustic interior, fully equipped kitchen, and private balcony ideal for enjoying the fresh mountain air. With just a short walk to outdoor activities, you and your group are sure to have an unforgettable experience. Hike in the summer or shred the slopes during the winter months! Whichever you prefer, this property is the ideal hub for outdoor adventure. Dates are mutually agreed-upon. ($500 value)

A Day out of Upland Hunting in Virginia: Enjoy a simple time with clean air, rolling hills and tranquil ponds. The land, open to the public, stretches over 700 acres of storybook-style rural beauty just 30 minutes outside of Richmond, VA. Imagine a hunt with gorgeous views, a peaceful setting, and a staff that ensures you don’t have to worry about anything besides your aim, all without the need of a membership. Hunt for four with 40 quail. ($510 value)

Early Bird (before (2/15/23) $100 individual; $195 couple.
On 2/15/23: $120 individual; $230 couple
Valet parking: $10

All of us at the GEF are humbled by the continuing support you provide through your sponsorship of our signature event each year. With an anticipated attendance of 200 people and a fundraising goal of $70,000, we can provide the programming that helps us meet the increasing academic needs of our children and help them prepare for an unknown workforce.

Join us to help positively impact educational practices. By helping our children develop critical 21st century and STEM skills, they will be prepared to successfully participate in an ever–changing technological and unknown global marketplace.

We’re very excited about our 2023 Annual Gala on March 10 at Dover Hall. Once again, we look forward to a fabulous and lively time gathering with friends while enjoying great food and fabulous music

Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

Check out the highlights from our 2022 Gala.

Thank you to our 2023 Gala Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels - SOLD OUT!

marquee
$5000

Eight event tickets with valet parking
Premier program placement
Name and logo on sponsor signage
Website recognition with logo
Social media recognition
Email recognition
Event press release recognition
Invitation for two people to a GEF VIP reception during the year

diamond
$2500

Six event tickets with valet parking
Name and logo on sponsor signage
Full page program ad
Website recognition with logo
Social media recognition
Email recognition
Event press release recognition
Invitation for two people to a GEF VIP reception during the year

emerald
$1500

Four event tickets with valet parking
Full page program ad
Name and logo on sponsor signage
Website recognition with logo
Social media recognition
Email recognition
Event press release recognition

platinum
$1000

Four event tickets with valet parking
Half page ad
Name and logo on sponsor signage
Website recognition
Social media recognition
Email recognition
Event press release recognition

gold
$500

Two event tickets with valet parking
1/4 page program ad
Website recognition
Social media recognition
Email recognition

silver
$250

Two event tickets with valet parking
Listed in program
Website recognition
Email recognition