FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the 9th Annual Give Hope Gala?
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm.
Where is it going to be held?
Marriott City Center: 100 West Trade Street Charlotte, North Carolina
May I stay at the hotel the night of the Gala?
The Marriott has graciously offered Give Hope a rate of $149 plus tax. This rate is available for Friday night November 4th and Saturday night November 5th. Reservations can be made through this link or by calling the Marriott and asking for the Give Hope Gala Block.
How much does it cost to attend?
We are excited to offer both in-person and virtual ticket options this year for our 8th Annual Give Hope Gala. The cost for regular attendance is $175, VIP tickets are $300 and the virtual event link will be $50.
What do VIP tickets include?
What is a Give Hope Gala Watch Party Host? How do I register?
As a Give Hope Gala Watch Party Host, you will invite friends and family to your home to watch the virtual event. You will provide food and beverages for your guests, solicit a raffle or auction item and distribute the Party Box items. Two weeks prior to the event, we will mail a Watch Party Box to the address provided. The Watch Party Box will include information about Give Hope Global, instructions for your guests on how to register with our online bidding service, event programs, and VIP gifts for your guests. Please email Melissa Woelffer at [email protected] to register as a Give Hope Gala Watch Party Host.
When will I receive my link to the event?
A link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Do you sell tickets at the door?
What is the attire?
The attire for the 9th 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?
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?
What if I have to cancel?
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].