Schedule of Triangle Benefit Events

This page lists all known benefit auctions and charity fundraisers being held throughout the Triangle, North Carolina area.  If you’d like your event listed, send an email to: spotlightbenefitauctions@gmail.com or call Susan Deitz at 919-454-5150.

JANUARY

January 23 – Methodist Children’s Home 13th Annual Charity Gala “A Winter’s Tale” at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Information: http://www.mhfc.org/calendar/

January 30 – Opera Company of North Carolina’s annual Opera Ball & Fundraiser will be held at the Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, NC.  Information:   http://operanc.wordpress.com/

* All opera lovers must watch this video of Opera At the Valencia Market 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3sLHPjkpNE


FEBRUARY

February 4-6 – The Triangle Wine Experience is the Triangle and Carolina’s premier wine event encompassing wine tasting, dinners, and a Grand Gala with Fine Wine Auction over a three day period from February 4-6 in the Raleigh area. Winemakers from all over the world participate in this truly amazing event.  All proceeds from the Triangle Wine Experience go the Frankie Lemmon Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and support of children with special needs – http://www.frankielemmon.org/.  Click here for more information on the Triangle Wine Experience: http://www.trianglewineexperience.org/

February 5 – Winterfest auction to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Durham at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham.  Details: http://www.ronaldhousedurham.org/page/winterfest-2010-celebrating-30-years

February 11 – Reception and exhibition of works by photographer Charles Dennis. This event is open to the public with the proceeds from gallery and online sales of custom framed, limited edition prints directly benefiting Hospice of Wake County.  The event will be at Bev’s Fine Art, 7400 Six Forks Rd, #19, Raleigh. Information at http://www.hospiceofwake.org/pages/5/Calendar-of-Events/

February 13 – The 25th Anniversary of the Triangle Heart Ball will be held at 6:30 pm at the new Raleigh Convention Center, 500 Salisbury Street, Raleigh.  Tickets for this black tie affair are $200 each and include dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing.  Call 919-463-8353. Details at: www.heart.org/TriangleNCHeartBall

February 14 – A Chocolate Affaire at the Carolina Club at UNC’s George Watts Hill Alumni Center benefiting Cornucopia House, a cancer support center.  Details: http://www.cornucopiahouse.org/Chocolate%20Affaire.htm

February 20 – Bachelor Bid for Charity will benefit the Women’s Center of Wake County. It will be held in the Triangle area on February 20 starting at 7 pm and includes raffles, silent and live auction of bachelors. Details: http://bachelorbidforcharity.com/

February 28 – Cabin Fever Throwdown benefits Hospice of Wake County and will be held at the North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. The lineup of bands includes Band of Oz, Fantasic Shakers , Jim Quick & Coastline. Advance tickets cost $10 or $15 at the door and include a BBQ dinner, cash bar and raffle. Details at http://www.hospiceofwake.org/pages/5/Calendar-of-Events/.


MARCH

March 4 – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is an event especially for Triangle women. Held at the Carolina Club, the fundraiser benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. This “ladies night out” event features pampering and indulgences including massage therapy, hair cuts, manicures, jewelry cleaning and makeovers. Tickets include three “indulgences”, two drink tickets, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a parting gift bag. Info: (919) 913-2040 or http://chapelhillrmh.net/.

March 19 – Butterfly Jazz Concert to benefit T.I.E. Resource Centers for victims of domestic abuse will be held at the Broad Street Cafe in Durham, NC.  Details at 919-416-9707.


APRIL

April 17 – The Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh will be holding the 2010 Capital City Gala on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh.  More details at http://www.jwcraleigh.org/page/fundraising/


MAY

May 29 – North State Bank presents “Summer Salute” a beach party to benefit Hospice of Wake County. The event will start at 7 pm and will be held at North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of the Neuse, Raleigh.  Entertainment will be provided by the Legends of Beach and the event will also include a silent and live auctions and a raffle.  Info at 919-645-3197 or http://www.hospiceofwake.org/pages/5/Calendar-of-Events/.
JUNE

June 21 – Golf Classic benefiting Hospice of Wake County will be held at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary on June 21 starting at 9 am. Contact 919-522-6131 or http://www.hospiceofwake.org/pages/5/Calendar-of-Events/.

OCTOBER

October 2 – The 2010 Big Bad Ball benefiting Hospice of Wake County will be held Saturday, October 2rd from 7pm – 1am at the Capital City Club in Raleigh. This black tie event is open to the entire community and the cost is $125 per person. To make reservations and purchase raffle tickets, please call the Capital City Club at (919) 832-5526. Details at: http://www.hospiceofwake.org/event.php?mode=viewEvent&eventID=65

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