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.
Proceeds from the gala benefit American Red Cross community disaster programs. Since its inaugural year in 2011, the event has raised more than $900,000 to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
During the 2016 fiscal year, the Red Cross in Kentucky responded to over 2,000 disasters, assisting more than 5,000 people 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 to disaster affected families by becoming a Wrapped in Red sponsor.
Red Diamond Sponsor (Presenting Sponsor) - SOLD OUT
Ruby Sponsor - $15,000
Garnet Sponsor - $10,000
Red Coral Sponsor - $5,000
Red Lounge Dance Only Sponsor - $4,500
Red Jasper Sponsor - $3,000
To become a Wrapped in Red sponsor or for more details on sponsor levels and benefits, please call (502) 561-3691.
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) 561-3711.
Are you interested in helping make our Gala bigger, glitzier and more memorable than the last? The Wrapped in Red Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to lend their expertise in the following areas:
If you are interested in volunteering with a Wrapped in Red sub-committee, please call (502) 561-3711.
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.
*Erica D. Gilliam, 2012 Gala Co-Chair) passed away June 12, 2012. Her charitable spirit lives on in through the American Red Cross and other organizations she supported in the community.