Join us for The 2018 Gala on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. 



Black Tie Optional


The Gala will begin at 6 p.m. and run until the dancing ends. The below schedule is tentative and subject to change:

  • 6:00 p.m.               Check-in, Cocktails
  • 7:00 p.m.               Be seated for dinner
  • 7:15 p.m.               Dinner, Welcome, Program & Live Auction with Leland Little
  • 9:00 -11:00 p.m.    An After Party with dancing to the band Hot Sauce; Dessert with Coffee and Past, Present and Future Themed Rooms

Location and Parking

The Carolina Inn is located on the UNC campus at 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Parking is available at The Nash Lot and limited valet will be available at The Carolina Inn for $7 per car. Visit The Carolina Inn's website for more information. A lovely boutique hotel, The Carolina Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 


Bruschetta, Goat Cheese Espuma, Peaches, Lavender
Creamy Tomato Soup
Mozzarella Grilled Cheese on Olive Bread

Mixed Greens with Cucumbers, Carrots, Red Onions, Sliced Cherry Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Seared Beef Tenderloin Medallion with Grilled Salmon with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Potato Gruyere Gratin, Thyme and Black Pepper Jus
Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Marsala Cream, Roasted Broccoli, Parmigiano

Duo: Chocolate Flourless Cake and Lemon Tart with Seasonal Fruit

Weekend in Chapel Hill

There is a home UNC football game the next day at Kenan Stadium. Enjoy a weekend in Chapel Hill by coming to The 2018 Gala and staying for the game! Football tickets and information can be found at www.goheels.com. Book hotel rooms early if you plan on staying overnight. 

Contact Martha Aldridge with questions!