2020 Gala: Please Join Us!

You're invited to the  2020 Wildlife Center of Virginia Gala – An Online Celebration!


Please join us for Gala Week – November 2 through November 6!

In the days leading up to the Gala, we’ll be presenting a series of online events to our all-access ticket holders, including sessions with some of our “wildlife ambassadors” … special presentations by Center staff … a behind-the-scenes look at Black Bear care … an online John Denver Tribute Concert … and surprises!

Learn more here.

And join us for the Gala – Saturday, November 7!

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. EST – Join us for a variety of pre-gala receptions and small meet-and-mingle sessions hosted by Wildlife Center staff and our “wildlife ambassadors”.

7:30 to 9:00 p.m. EST – Wildlife Center President Ed Clark is live – with an online update on the Center’s work, the premiere of the Center’s Gala video, and the Live Auction, showcasing the very best treasures of the 2020 Gala!

Learn more here. 

And join us for the auctions!

This year’s auction will include a dazzling array of items from around the world – many with a wildlife theme!  Works by talented artisans and crafters, gifts for kids and kids-at-heart, estate jewelry, one-of-a-kind treasures and experiences … and more!

We’ll have online showcases of our auction items. Join us on Facebook Live throughout Gala Week as we highlight a variety of auction items with Marley, our Development Associate. These live showcases will be open to everyone.

Though we hope to see you online during Gala Week, you do not need to purchase a ticket to the Gala to bid in the online auctions!

The Center’s online auction gallery, and registration for bidding, will open on Thursday, October 29. Join us for a special Facebook Live event that day at 12:00 noon to learn more about the auction site with Marley! 

The auction closes during the November 7 Gala.

More information about the Auction. 

Tickets and sponsorships

There is no charge to register for bidding in the Center’s auction. 

$50 – a ticket [one computer connection] for the Saturday evening Gala

$100 – one all-access pass for Gala Week, including special programs from November 2 through November 6 and the Gala.

Additional sponsorship packages are available!  Learn more and purchase now.