Roaring into the 20s: Foundation Gala and Afterparty set for record attendance
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
With record registered attendees and sponsorships, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s Awards Gala and new Gatsby Afterparty should prove to be a entertaining, inspiring and energizing night for all! Best news of all…it’s not too late to register! This is the Foundation’s premier annual fundraising event with cocktail attire encouraged and Gatsby-inspired attire optional.
The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a networking cocktail reception, red carpet photos and CUNA state-level award photos. Dinner will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. followed by the awards presentation. The Foundation is honored to welcome back Creighton Blackwell as the emcee to lead the evening’s recognition of four individuals for their achievements, one credit union for its commitment to philanthropy, and six additional credit unions for their recognition in CUNA’s state-level awards competition.
New for 2020 is an Afterparty hosted by the Young Professionals of the Carolinas which will begin immediately following the Gala. The Gatsby-themed casino Afterparty will feature live-dealer casino games, cash bar and photo booth. Everyone is invited for an opportunity for more networking and celebration! Admission is FREE, and it's $20 to play the casino games of Blackjack, Poker, Rolette, and Craps. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted with proceeds benefiting the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. CUNA Mutual is the premier sponsor for the Afterparty with additional sponsors welcome.
Details on sponsorships and tickets are available for the Awards Gala and LAUNCH Conference. Bundled ticket options can gain you entry to the Gala and LAUNCH the following day. Other outstanding professional development opportunities are also available during the League’s two-day event, with the agendas for Thursday's offerings recently announced.
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with your peers and recognize those that make the credit union industry so remarkable! For any questions on the Gala and Afterparty, please reach out to Foundation President Lauren Whaley.