GiGi's Playhouse Charlotte is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual "I Have a Voice" Gala on Friday September 29 at the Revelry at North End, a premium venue owned and operated by Charlotte's top provider: Best Impressions Caterers. Prepare to be dazzled by an exquisite culinary experience, innovative venue design aesthetics and stunning audio/visual performance.
This extraordinary event serves as our primary fundraiser to sustain and expand our invaluable, free, purposeful programs for families at GiGi's Playhouse. Through this empowering evening, we aim to raise substantial funds to continue supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their loved ones.
The evening's festivities include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a 3-course seated dinner, live and silent auctions, inspiration, dancing, plus unforgettable performances by our adult participants.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN 83-2557550, GiGi’s Playhouse provides FREE therapeutic, educational and career development programs in a positive, inspiring environment to support individuals of all ages with Down syndrome. Our families are never burdened by program costs due to the commitment of dedicated volunteers and generous donors.
You can get involved in a variety of ways, including sponsorships, table purchases, in-kind donations (for example, wine/beer, items/experiences for live/silent auction, digital slideshow advertising, and more!
We look forward to celebrating with you, our generous community of believers, on September 29 to advance our mission to change the way the world sees Down syndrome!
Attire: Cocktail / Black Tie Optional
Thank you to our sponsors
Event Photography generously donated by
Support our Gala and change the way that Greater Charlotte—and the world—views Down syndrome!
$20,000 Career Development Program Sponsor
Support the evolution of our Achievers program to prepare adult participants for independence in our community, incorporating classroom instruction with real-world exposure to diverse work environments and jobs, joint volunteer projects with employers, skills training, job simulations, and ultimately, internship rotations and employment.
Sponsorship Benefits Two (2) tables for 20 guests, team building event (up to 20) at GiGi's Playhouse, live recognition at Gala, Speaker opportunity during Gala Welcome, exclusive recognition on social media platforms, primary logo placement on Gala invitation and Gala Program, event running slideshow, website and newsletter
$10,000 Speech Program Sponsor
Support our new speech program administered in partnership with ACT Therapy, integrating the use of AAC technology (Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices) to give our participants of all ages a voice.
Sponsorship Benefits One (1) table for 10 guests, private Happy Hour w/ GiGi's Kitchen at the playhouse, live recognition at Gala, exclusive recognition on social media platforms, prominent logo placement on Gala invitation and Gala Program, event running slideshow, website and newsletter
$5,000 Literacy and Math Program Sponsor
Support our long-running one-on-one tutoring Literacy program and new Math program launching this Fall. Materials, books, and activities are customized to each student's interests and abilities to ensure success.
Sponsorship Benefits Six (6) tickets, recognition on social media, Gala running slideshow, and logo inclusion on Gala program, website and newsletter
$2,500 Kitchen Program Sponsor
Support our highly successful Kitchen programs for kids, teens, and adults. Participants learn healthy eating habits, kitchen safety awareness, food preparation skills, self-confidence, and social skills as they prepare and enjoy a shared meal/snack!
Sponsorship Benefits Four (4) tickets, recognition on social media, Gala running slideshow, and logo inclusion on Gala program, website and newsletter
$1,000 Gala Participant Sponsor
Sponsorship Benefits Three (3) Gala tickets, two (2) for you and one (1) sponsorship for an individual with Down syndrome, and recognition at Gala