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7th Anniversary Gala

Save the Date 7th Annual Gala event

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About the Gala

The 7th Anniversary Gala provides critical funding to support the Hylton Center’s many artistic performances, arts education programs, and outreach initiatives available throughout the year. Your gift will bring the magic of the arts to life for our region’s artists, audiences, students, and lifelong learners. 10% of net proceeds from the 7th Anniversary Gala will support the Hylton Center’s Endowment, ensuring artistic excellence in the performances and programs we offer.

To learn more about how your company can support the Hylton Center's 7th Anniversary Gala, visit our Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities page.

Please visit the following link to purchase your tickets or table sponsorship.

About the After Party

Come out for a festive night at the Hylton and support the arts, too. On April 1, the Hylton Center is holding its first-ever After Party in conjunction with its 7th Anniversary Gala. Starting at 8:30 p.m. enjoy a dance band, live DJ, photo booth, craft cocktails by KO Distilling, savory and sweet bites, and a chance to win prizes every 30 minutes. After Party tickets are just $75 and all Gala and After Party activities support performances and programs at the Hylton Center, as well as the Hylton Center's Endowment, ensuring excellence in the years to come. Learn More.

About the Auction

New this year! An exciting live auction at our 7th Anniversary Gala on April 1! Do not miss this excellent opportunity to bid on a five-night all-inclusive stay at a Hyatt Ziva Resort or a Carnival cruise. All proceeds support our performance and programs. And, you’ll have the chance to ‘Raise Your Paddle’ in support of our Veterans and the Arts Initiative, which provides artistic programming to the regions veterans, service members, and their families. Don't miss your chance to win a high-end vacation package!

For more information about participating in the 7th Anniversary Gala, please contact:

Eileen Kennedy, Director of Development

Emily Robinson, Assistant Director of Development

Honoring those Who Have Honored Us with Their Service

  • 1st Anniversary Gala Highlights: Honoring Senator Charles J. Colgan
  • 2nd Anniversary Gala Highlights: Honoring Alan C. Merten and Sally L. Merten
  • 3rd Anniversary Gala Highlights: Dr. Randall Edwards, Dr. Marvin L. Gillum (in memoriam), & The Honorable Kathleen K. Seefeldt
  • 4th Anniversary Gala Highlights: Didlake, John O. Gregory, and Carol Merchant Kirby
  • 5th Anniversary Gala Highlights: Novant Health and Dean William Reeder
  • 6th Anniversary Gala Highlights: NOVEC and Sally Lay