October 6, 2018
A.J. Fletcher Theater at the
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Raleigh, North Carolina
Join us for National Inclusion Project's 2018 Champion's Gala!
In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we wanted to shake things up a bit this year - starting with a venue we haven't seen since December 2011!
It will, as always, be an amazing event full of fun, friendship, inspiration, and (of course) music from our co-founder Clay Aiken. You'll still hear from inspiring Champions of Inclusion, our Executive Director about the State of the Project, and other exciting guests.
Plus we'll have 15 years worth of memories to celebrate! (You never know what pictures we'll dig out of the archives 😉 )
And as the cherry on top, the musical set list for the night may be one you haven't heard since 2004 (and might never ever again)!
Keep reading to see all the details along with registration and travel info. And stay tuned, we'll be releasing more details on all the festivities as we move closer to the event.
We can't wait for you to join us for what promises to be the Champions Gala of a lifetime!
*Online registration ends on Oct 3rd at noon ET. Bronze packages will be available at the event.
A PERFORMANCE TO REMEMBER
Our co-founder Clay Aiken has challenged us to get at least 400 attendees to this year's gala. If we do, he will perform his ENTIRE SET LIST from the
2004 INDEPENDENT TOUR
This will be an incredible evening of inspiration, fellowship, music and inclusion and with YOUR help, we can relive Clay's debut album LIVE!
We need YOU to reach out to your friends, family, and social networks and make this our biggest Gala yet.
We are proud to announce that one of this year's honorees is Marbles Kids Museum. A long-time partner of National Inclusion Project, Marbles believes wholeheartedly in the power of inclusion, and has made it their mission to offer a unique museum experience available and accessible to ALL children.
We are keeping the rest of our Honorees a secret, so you'll have to come to Gala to find out who they are. Trust us, you won't want to miss it!
What people are saying about the Champions 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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