APRIL 2, 2022
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
A.J. Fletcher Theater
This year will be the *LAST year of the Founders’ Gala (so we can make room for something even more exciting next year!) and we want YOU to help us celebrate the END OF AN ERA. Not only will our co-founder Clay Aiken be singing the setlist that YOU voted for in 2020, but we want YOU to join us on stage!
Since our last event (Karaoke for Inclusion) was so much fun, we’ve decided to combine a few of those elements with the gala that we’ve all come to love, and create one epic experience to give the Founders’ Gala the proper send-off it deserves! This amazing night will include a singing competition with YOU as the participants and a performance by Clay, Ben, and the amazingly talented band.
Come one, come all and join us for an evening you won’t soon forget.
*This may be the end of the Founders' Gala, but not the end of our annual gathering! Gala attendees will also get a sneak peek of next year's event, so join us to be the first to know!
Give a gift of $1,750
- A reserved seat in the first 3 rows of the theater at the final Founders’ Gala
- An invitation to join the NIP Founders for Breakfast the morning of the Gala
- A picture with the Founders at Breakfast
- Your name listed in the final Gala program
- A 2022 Gala Keepsake
- Includes a $1500 tax deductible donation
Give a gift of $300
- A reserved seat at the final Founders' Gala
- A 2022 Gala Keepsake
- Includes a $200 tax deductible donation
Registration will open on January 27th at 12noon ET and will be linked on this page. Register by phone at 919-314-5540 ext 1. Please note: Guests that would like to sit together must register together.
Once you register, you will receive information on how to make your donation. Checks (preferred) and Credit Cards will be accepted and must be received within one month of registration or by March 25th (whichever is first). If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, you must pay for yourself.
When making your payment, please provide the name of the person who registered you, as well as the names and emails of those you are paying for. This will ensure that we have everyone on our registration list correctly. If changes need to be made after you submit this info, please email the changes to TonyaGillham@inclusionproject.org by March 25th.
Theater seats will be reserved according to the time your registration is processed. Guests that would like to sit together must register together. Guests can still make their donations separately after registration.
Information about the theater as well as their seating chart are available on the theater website.
Enter a Singing Competition hosted by Clay Aiken! Show us your skills and perform on the Theater stage for Clay and our guest judges. All interested singers (duos and trios welcome!) must let us know they want to participate when they register OR by emailing TonyaGillham@inclusionproject.org by February 7th. All singers must be registered for the gala to be considered. More details will be sent to those interested by mid February.
Please note: There are a limited number of spots for singers.
FILL THE PROGRAM WITH MEMORIES
We want to fill up our very LAST Gala Program with YOUR pics, quotes and memories from galas past and your good thoughts for the future. A Gala yearbook, if you will, and a great keepsake for years to come.
Interested? Program space is now available in multiple sizes for a donation to NIP. Grab your friends and purchase space together!
Is it complicated? NOPE! All you have to do is send us a good quality pic and we're good to go! (Feel free to get fancy though and design a collage of items with quotes, names, etc.)
Interested, but not able to attend the Gala? No problem! We'll mail a copy to anyone who includes their picture and isn't available to attend.
Let us know ASAP! We need your memories by Feb 18th so we can have time to format and get them to the printer on time!
Everybody Participates Everybody Belongs
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Whether it's a little or a lot, it all helps and it all matters!