There's something for everyone over the course of the Gala weekend, with plenty of opportunities for fun and fellowship! Stay tuned for location/time specifics; we'll update this space as we move closer to the Gala.
Official Gala Pre-Party
When: Friday, April 17 @ 6pm
Where: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Add'l ticket necessary
The Founders' Gala Committee invites you to join us for the our annual Pre-party at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. You'll enjoy good food, drinks, friends, raffle auction & FUN amidst the amazing museum exhibits.
Members of the board and staff will be in attendance to welcome everyone and partake in the activities, including our co-founders Clay Aiken & Diane Bubel! (Add'l ticket necessary - $39+)
When: Saturday, April 18
Where: Sheraton Hotel
Gold and Platinum attendees are invited to join us for some oh-so-tasty breakfast and NIP fellowship. Take your picture with our co-founders Clay and Diane, hear from special guest speakers, and have the an opportunity for Q&A with the speaker and co-founders.
When: Saturday, April 18 @ 2pm
Where: NC State Fairgrounds
NEW! We're excited for everyone to experience NIP's annual dance-tastic performance, showcasing local talent in the style of TV's Dancing with the Stars. You can also enjoy all that the Southern Women's Show has to offer (shopping, food, services, and more!) all day Fri and Sat! Ticket and transportation costs included with gala registration.
When: Saturday, April 18 @ 8pm
Where: Fletcher Theater
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Join us as we celebrate those in our community who have dedicated themselves to inclusion advocacy. And of course, enjoy a musical performance from our co-founder and live band.
Platinum Pastries & Coffee
When: Sunday, April 19 @ 8:30am
Where: Sheraton Hotel
A relaxed and intimate final farewell for our Platinum attendees! Enjoy tasty treats and a caffeine pick-me-up after the previous evening's festivities with our co-founders, staff and board members.
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