Arts for ACT Gala Goes Virtual
Arts for ACT 2021 Gala and Auction is going virtual again, in 2021 on Friday, October 29th. As we navigate the challenges of the pandemic, we want to ensure the highest level of safety for everyone involved - especially those we serve. During these unprecedented times of quarantines and social distancing, ACT has experienced almost a doubling of the requests for our services. In 2020, we made the hard decision to turn our biggest fundraiser of the year into a Virtual Event and here we are again having to make the same difficult decision. Arts for ACT is not only a wonderful social event, the revenue derived is an extremely important part of our operating revenue. The families of violence, their children, the survivors of sexual violence including human trafficking rely on us to be there for them and now we are relying on the community to be there for us.
Host a "Watch Party" and join us the night of the event. Gather your friends and family and enjoy participating in the auction. Send us a picture of you in your costume by October 15th and we will announce the winner the night of the event.
The pre-show starts at 6:30 p.m. with the live auction at 7:00 p.m.
This year's Chairs are Michelle Grimm and Heather Mazurkiewicz. They will be joined by Honorary Chairs, Stephanie Davis and Gina Birch. Scott Robertson and his amazing auction team will, again, grace the stage along with NBC-2 News Anchor, Kellie Burns, to auction art, jewelry, trips and dinner packages.
Each dollar invested in ACT's services, an average of ten dollars is saved by preventing violence and the resulting costs in law enforcement, health care, missed days of work and other social costs. Investing in ACT through donations, attending our 2021 Virtual Arts for ACT Gala, or giving to ACT in other ways means not only a violence-free future for our community is possible, it also means a more financially stable community for all of us to enjoy, safely.
You can also visit *https://event.gives/artsforact2021* to learn more or Contact CEO, Jennifer Benton at 239-939-2553 or [email protected] to become a sponsor or to learn how you can host a “Watch Party”. There will, also, be a costume contest.