Grand Gala 2019

Grand Gala 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm


UPDATE: Held on March 16, 2019, the Grand Gala 2019 was a wonderful celebration of The Center and our local community.  Proceeds from Hometown Charlottesville will fund roughly 18% of the healthy aging opportunities at The Center in the coming year.  Thanks to all who were a part of this wonderful evening! If you have outstanding pledges or payments from the night of the Gala, please click here to make an online payment, or contact Emily Evans at or (434) 976-7756. 


The Grand Gala has always had a “destination” theme. Travel makes for a great party and ties into The Center’s popular travel program. It also exemplifies The Center’s mission of helping all adults, particularly those with the most life experience, stay on the journey of exploration. 

As we build our new community center—still right here in Charlottesville—we wanted to honor this beautiful place that we call home. So, this gala will have more of a “staycation” feel…as we celebrate Charlottesville, our HOMETOWN.

The 2019 Grand Gala: HOMETOWN Charlottesville will fun for people of all ages. Come enjoy cocktails, dinner & dessert; dancing to Big Ray and the Kool Kats; themed silent auction items and other opportunities to Fund Healthy Aging. Black Tie Optional.

Many thanks to presenting sponsor Virginia National Bank.

New VIP Add-on! After you’ve purchased your ticket(s) or table(s), for an additional $50 per person you can now upgrade your experiences to enjoy a VIP pre-party at 6 PM with the Charlottesville Vibe of Red and the Romantics, a separate VIP bar, plus dedicated VIP check-in and check-out stations. VIP tables and tickets are limited.

To Attend:

Tickets required. RSVP by Monday, March 11, 2019.

To learn more about becoming a table sponsor, contact Kirstin Fritz at 434.974.7756 or via email at

Open to all.

The Omni Charlottesville Hotel 212 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903