2019 Gala: Please Join Us!

You're invited!

The 2019 Wildlife Center Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, Virginia. 

Purchase your tickets and bid online! 

During the evening, we'll be conducting two auctions -- a silent auction, with about 140 items, and a live auction, with about a dozen items. 

If you're not able to attend this year's gala, you may bid on these items!

We have an online bidding system for silent auction items ... and the same system is used by gala attendees and non-attendees!  It's similar to an Ebay auction -- you can place an opening bid or a maximum bid, and you'll receive notifications if you're outbid.  Check out the wonderful items -- and get your bids in!  Online bidding for silent auction items will close at about 7 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.  

For the live auction items -- you may submit an absentee bid.  A Wildlife Center representative will try to purchase the item[s] of your choice for the lowest price possible and never for more than your top bid. In the case of absentee bids of the same amount, the bid received first will be used. The descriptions provided are informational. Absentee bids are being taken as a courtesy to our friends; the Wildlife Center will not be responsible for errors or failure to execute a bid.

To place an absentee bid:

Please place your live auction absentee bid[s] by email, at auctionbid@wildlifecenter.org. In your email, please give us your name and address; a brief description to identify the item on which you would like to place an absentee bid; and your maximum bid for each item. We will confirm your bid by email. The deadline for placing absentee bids for live auction items is Saturday, November 2 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

Successful bidders will be contacted by email by no later than Monday, November 4. Payment for successful bids will need to be received by no later than Friday, November 8 [payments may be made through the DONATE button on the Center’s website]. Successful bidders may be responsible for shipping costs.

Photos from 2017 Gala by Mina Von Feilitzsch Photography:

2017 Wildlife Center Gala & Benefit