When is the 10th Annual Give Hope Gala?

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

Where is it going to be held?

The Westin Charlotte: 601 S. College Street Charlotte, NC 28202

May I stay at the hotel the night of the Gala?

The Westin has graciously offered Give Hope a rate of $179 plus tax.  This rate is available for Friday night November 3rd and Saturday night November 4th.  Reservations can be made through this link or by calling The Westin and asking for the Give Hope Gala Block.


How much does it cost to attend?

The cost for regular attendance is $175 and VIP tickets are $300.  Corporate sponsorships available (includes VIP tickets).  See Corporate Sponsor Information

What do VIP tickets include?
VIP tickets include complimentary event parking, 5:00pm Early Entry VIP reception with premium open bar with appetizers, preferred seating and a VIP gift. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available, which will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Do you sell tickets at the door?

Unfortunately, No. Tickets must be purchased (and meal choices confirmed) prior to the event.

What is the attire?

The attire for the 10th Annual Give Hope Gala is black tie optional. Most men will be dressed in a suit and tie (tuxedo optional) with the ladies wearing cocktail/evening dresses.

How does the silent auction work?

We will be utilizing Qtego mobile bidding the night of the event for our silent auction. Have your phones fully charged for the Virtual event! You will be able to use your smartphone to keep up with the status of your bid and continue bidding until it closes.

The silent auction items will be available for viewing through our website and bidding for items will begin two weeks before the gala and continue through until the close of the silent auction. You can be the winning bidder from wherever you are at in the world! The week following the event, your item will be shipped to the address provided upon registration. Please watch Facebook and our website for details. If you are a registered gala guest, information will be emailed to you.

I am unable to attend the event, can I still bid on the silent auction items?

Absolutely! Simply register to bid online at any time. When bidding opens for the silent auction items, you will be sent a text message with a link to start bidding! Please be sure to enter your cell phone number when registering so that you receive the text message with the link.

How does the Live Auction work?
The Live Auction is one of the high points of the evening. There will be opportunities to bid on exciting items (which will be listed on the website as the Gala date gets closer). The excitement will grow as friends vie for one-of-a-kind items that are auctioned off to the highest bidder.
How can I contribute an auction item?

The Gala Auction Committee welcomes any donation to the auction. Donations of products, services, and gift cards would be appreciated. We encourage you to be creative. Have questions about an item to donate? Contact Melissa Woelffer at [email protected]. You can donate art, jewelry, kid-related items, vacation homes, electronics, sports memorabilia, entertainment and sporting event tickets, services, home décor, and furniture… the list of possibilities goes on and on!

How do I/we become an event sponsor?

Many sponsorship opportunities are available. We need the support of our donors, local businesses and organizations through sponsorship. Sponsorship not only benefits Give Hope Global, but it gives visibility for businesses through the sponsorship package options. Please e-mail our Sponsorship Coordinator, Karrie Crocker, at [email protected] for more details. Corporate Sponsorship Information

What if I have to cancel?

Unfortunately, refunds are not issued for this event. If a cancellation is made with prior written notice of the event, the price of the registration or table will be considered a charitable donation to Give Hope Global and a tax donation letter will be issued.

I can’t make it but I still want to make a donation.

Sorry, we will miss you this year. You can make a donation here. Thank you in advance for your support.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Melissa Woelffer at [email protected].