Gala in the Garden
- Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 3:30 pm–7:00 pm
The JC Raulston Aroboretum has been blooming for 40 years and is still turning over new leaves.
Your support's always been the key to our success. Won't you join us for a celebration of all that's green in the land of Wolfpack Red?
The Gala is much more than an annual garden party. The proceeds raised each year are the critical unrestricted funds used for daily operational expenses, on-going research of landscape plants and to support vital JC Raulston Arboretum staff positions.
Your contributions directly help to keep the gates open, the gardens in top shape, the plant collections growing, and the educational programs thriving.
Of course, you'll also enjoy great food and drinks, a stroll around the gardens, and the chance to bid on a dazzling array auction items.
Thank you for supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University!
Registration and Auction Tents Open
Final Auction Tent Closes
Dessert Social and Program
7:00 pmEvent Ends
The JC Raulston Arboretum Gala in the Garden is the main fund raising event of the year, and the proceeds directly support its daily operations of teaching, research, public outreach, and garden displays. In order to receive an in-kind receipt for your donation an Auction Donation form must be completed, signed and given with the item being donated.
New this year at Gala in the Garden we will be using a mobile bidding system (via mobile phone and other electronic devices). In order to use your phone we will need a mobile number. For those who do not have mobile number, bidding stations will be available the day of the event.
Online bidding is now live..
Grow Your Business by Supporting North Carolina's Green Industry
We cordially invite you to be a sponsor and integral partner of our signature event, Gala in the Garden. Your contributions directly help to keep the gates open, the gardens in top shape, the plant collections growing, and the educational programs thriving.
Tuesday, March 1 is the deadline for sponsor listing on the Gala invitation.
View the list of Sponsorship Benefits.
Register online and become a Gala sponsor.
Got questions about sponsorships? Please contact Sonia Murphy at (919) 513-0637, (919) 609-7964 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Sponsoring the Gala not only shows the JCRA our appreciation, it also allows us to share its beauty, as well as the importance of NC State and its contribution to the nursery industry with many others."
Kathy and Jim Deal, Pender Nursery, Gala Platinum Sponsors
2016 Gala Sponsors
Thank You Sponsors!
Thank you to all our dedicated sponsors. Without each of you, we could not carry out our mission, providing a free garden and helping grow a greener world.
Bobby G. Wilder
Doug & Peggy Abrams
Irma & Haddon Clark
Keith & Margie Collins
Sec. Elaine Marshall and Tommy Bunn
The NC Agricultural Foundation
Walt & Kathleen Thompson
Johnny & Jackie Wynne
Smedes & Rosemary York
Gail & Dean Bunce
Rufus & Linda Edmisten
Charles Kidder & Jane Wilhoite
Russ & Malissa Kilpatrick
Sharon Lavalle & Mike Young
Rodney Swink & Juanita Shearer-Swink
Tom & Amira Ranney
Mark and Mary Weathington
Dennis & Georgina Werner
Bill & Libby Wilder, Jr.
The Gala in the Garden fund-raising efforts operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Proceeds benefit the JC Raulston Arboretum.
- $100.00 per person ($40.00 is a tax deductible gift).
- Registration is available online on NC State University Alumni's Web site. Registration closes Friday, April 22.
- JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Need directions? Click here.
- Free parking is available along Beryl Road. Overflow parking is available at the Brickhaven Building. Handicap parking is available in the JCRA's parking lot.
- Please contact Kathy Field Kathy at (919) 513-0264 or email@example.com with your registration questions and contact Jennifer Bernabi at (919) 515-6212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Gala.