APRIL 18, 2020
The Founders' Gala is headed back to NIP's home turf in 2020! We can't wait for you to join us for a weekend of fun, friendship, and (of course) fantastic music from our Co-founder Clay Aiken, all in celebration of the people making the world a better, more inclusive place!
Keep reading to learn more of the key details, including a new Saturday afternoon event, registration, travel, and schedule info. And stay tuned, we'll be releasing more details on all the festivities (didn't Clay say something about song requests? :)) as we move closer to the event.
NEW THIS YEAR
Shake ya tail feather
This year the Gala conveniently coincides with the most DANCETASTIC performance event in the Triangle. NIP's Dancing Like the Stars is produced and hosted by Board Member Faye Parker at the Southern Women's Show!
Gala-goers will have the opportunity to revel in the shimmies, sequins, smiles, and smoooooth moves of local celebs & influencers as they dance their hearts out to support inclusion.
The Southern Women's Show features hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more.
The ticket and transportation costs are included with your Gala registration, so you can enjoy an amazing afternoon before the Gala's evening performance.
What people are saying about the Founders' Gala
"Loved Clay's singing and showmanship. I was very touched by all the honorees."
– 2017 Gala Attendee
"Besides being a ton of fun, the Gala is truly special because it honors those working every day to advance inclusion. What an amazing family NIP has built!"
– Past Gala Honoree
"The honorees are always so amazing and these past few years, ending with so many songs from Clay is just the icing on the cake!"
– 10+ year Gala Attendee
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