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.

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.

For updates on our next gala, follow Wrapped in Red on Facebook @WrappedinRedGalaLouisville. See photos from past Galas on the Louisville Area Chapter Flickr page.

Become a Sponsor

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.

More sponsorship opportunities at the Red Cross.

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) 561-3711.

Gala Committee

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:

  • Auction
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Partnerships
  • If you are interested in volunteering with a Wrapped in Red sub-committee, please call (502) 561-3711.

    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 (2011 Gala Co-Chair)
  • Jennifer Powell (2011 Gala Co-Chair)
  • Becky Lamb, (2012 Gala Co-Chair, 2013 Gala Chair)
  • Randy Blevins (2014 Chair)
  • Maria Triplett (2015 Chair)
  • Erin Rasinen (2016 Gala Chair)
  • *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.