By Mark Ambrogi
The Riverview Health Foundation 40th Anniversary Gala organizers didn’t have to worry about filling seats.
“We were sold out for the event (250 people) before the invitations even went out, so it’s been a really positive reaction,” said Jessica Deering, philanthropy officer for the foundation.
The gala, called Fire & Ice, will be held Sept. 17 at the Lucas Estate, 1143 E. 116th St., Carmel.
“We have a great (presenting) sponsor and partnership with American Structurepoint so we’re grateful for that,” Deering said. “People are really excited about it being at the Lucas Estate because it is such a unique venue.”
WTHR-13 meteorologist Chuck Lofton is severing as host.
Noblesville artist Gabriel Lehman will complete an original painting at the event, which will be auctioned off that evening.
Smith’s Jewelers has a women’s 18 karat white gold diamond bracelet by designer Simon G. for a raffle item.
“That will be an auction item and we’ll have some additional silent auction items as well,” Deering said. “This will be our biggest fundraiser for the year.”
All proceeds from the event will benefit Riverview Health Foundation. Deering said the goal is to net at least $100,000 for the foundation.
Deering said there will be a new project that will be announced at the gala.
Black tie is optional for the gala, which cost $200 per person. The cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 8 p.m. and dessert and entertainment at 9:30 p.m. American Cheese will provide the music.
DC Designers Tux Shop, Carmel, is offering gala patrons a 10 percent discount on tux rental or purchase if the customer mentions the gala. DC Tux will then donate 10 percent of its proceeds to Riverview Health Foundation. The Renaissance Indianapolis North is offering discounted rates for gala patrons.
To bid on some silent auction items or buy a raffle ticket, visit riverview.org/gala.