The Christmas Tree Elegance Gala, held on November 23 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, is a fundraiser for the Eva Foundation, which assists abuse survivors. According to the Foundation’s website, it lives its mission statement by providing “esteem-building necessities to help recovering survivors secure an abuse-free future for themselves and their loved ones.” Those necessities include “household goods, haircuts, glasses, dental, makeup, clothing, resume assistance.”
The event’s name comes from the themed, designer-decorated Christmas trees displayed in the University Center Mall. Local businesses and individuals sponsor trees and gift packages to follow each tree theme.
The Gala will include both silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and music. Ten fully decorated Christmas trees will be raffled at the event, five of which include a gift package with the tree. Tree Package Tickets may be purchased for $5 for the tree raffle and $10 for the tree plus gift package raffle. Tickets are available between November 3rd and November 21st at the University Center Mall. Tree package tickets will be drawn at 9:30 pm at the Gala.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the formal dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The Gala organizers expect the event to attract 300 guests with a fundraising goal of $100,000. A VIP table costs $2,500 and Gold Tables are available for $1,250.
From all of us at Kelley & Canterbury LLC, we hope you have a great time at the gala supporting a great cause in the Anchorage community!