Wrapped in Red Gala


The Wrapped in Red Gala is the signature event of the American Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter. The Gala has become one of Louisville’s premiere philanthropic events serving up a specially prepared, three-course dinner, live entertainment and a live auction featuring exciting trips and one-of-a-kind items.

The Red Lounge dance only ticket is available for guests who want to forgo the sit-down dinner and enjoy the evening’s festivities beginning at 9 p.m., following the gala program and live auction. Guests get to enjoy dancing, mingling, silent auction and cocktails. To purchase tickets, click here.

Proceeds from the gala benefit American Red Cross community disaster programs and services. Since its inaugural year in 2011, the event has raised more than $900,000 to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters.

For updates on this year’s gala, follow Wrapped in Red on Facebook @WrappedinRedGalaLouisville. See photos from past Galas here.

Become a Sponsor

During the 2016 fiscal year, the Red Cross in Kentucky responded to over 57,000 disasters, assisting more than 2,000 families who experienced home fires, floods and severe storms. Red Cross workers, most of whom are volunteers, provided food, shelter and emotional support to help families overcome the loss of their belongings, their home and sometimes, their loved ones.

You can help the Red Cross continue its service providing help and hope in someone’s time of need by becoming a Wrapped in Red Gala sponsor.

To become a Wrapped in Red sponsor or for more details on sponsor levels and benefits, please call (502) 561-3691. To purchase tickets to the Gala or Red Lounge dance only, click here.

More sponsorship opportunities at the Red Cross.

2017 Sponsors

Red Diamond Presenting Sponsor

Ruby Sponsor

Donate to the Auction

The Wrapped in Red live and silent auctions feature a variety of packages sure to delight all guests, no matter their interests. Bid on vacations to exotic locales, rare experiences and priceless memorabilia.

If you would like to make a donation to the Wrapped in Red auction, please call (502) 561-3691.

2016-17 Gala Leadership

With the gala coinciding with our 100th centennial of the Red Cross serving Kentucky, all former Chairs and Co-Chairs from the past six galas have come together to make this year’s gala the biggest and most memorable event yet.

  • Madeline Abramson
  • Randy Blevins
  • David Jewell
  • Becky Lamb
  • Jennifer Powell
  • Erin Rasinen
  • Maria Triplett