On December 12, creatives from the Charlotte area gathered at 8.2.0 for an evening of merry mingling and philanthropy at the first annual Giving Gala & Silent Auction. Gala attendees enjoyed delicious food, drinks, and an incredible silent auction showcasing items for individuals of every age and any interests. From tickets to the Carolina Opera to an Adobe creative subscription, National White Water Center day passes, screen printing gift cards, and so much more.
Our Gala also took a moment to highlight, celebrate, and thank AIGA Charlotte’s very first Design Continuum Fund recipient, Catalina Olvera, with an amazing spotlight video. Events like the Giving Gala are what make this scholarship possible, and we’re thrilled to share that we raised the funds to award another $2,500 scholarship to a local design student in 2019.
So, thank you again to the Charlotte creative community for your support of AIGA Charlotte and our Giving Gala and Silent Auction. With your help, we hope to continue to host events like these and support and encourage future generations of creatives.
Feeling like the Grinch because you had to miss it? Check out our photo recap below to see all of the good stuff and great times.
Guests came dressed to the 9s!
Design Continuum Fund recipient, Catalina Olvera says hello before the video
Scholarship feature video by Tyler LaCross
No one left hungry!
Plenty of fun in the photo booth!
The merriest libations!
The auction items were a BID success
Shout out to event organizer, Pam Fernandez for her hard work!
Our board getting in the holiday spirit!
An extra special thanks go out to our event sponsors and silent auction donors for their contributions and support:
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