UFPA to host annual fundraising gala Jan. 25
GAINESVILLE, Fla. â€” University of Florida Performing Arts hosts its annual fundraising gala â€“ â€śAn Evening in Tuscanyâ€ť â€“ from 6 to 11 p.m.Â Jan. 25 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.
The annual event is UFPAâ€™s largest fundraiser of the year and helps fund all of its programs, including outreach. Music, dancing, a silent auction and much more will make for a memorable evening with an old-world Italian village theme.
This yearâ€™s gala earned the highest level of certification from the UF Office of SustainabilityÂ because ofÂ the steps taken by UFPA to minimize the eventâ€™s negative impact on the environment.
Tickets for â€śAn Evening in Tuscanyâ€ť are $200 per person and can be purchased by calling 352-273-2480 or visiting www.performingarts.ufl.edu/gala/.
For $300, patrons can receive a gala ticket and become a Club Member, which provides access to the exclusive â€śPrimo Piattoâ€ť (Jan. 17), where they will learn how to make pastas, sauces and desserts.
Butler Plaza is the presenting sponsor for the gala; signature cocktails and a gourmet dinner will be provided by Blue Water Bay; and decorations will be supplied by Keith Watson Events.
Sponsorship opportunities for the gala are also available.
UFPA, a not-for-profit organization, was named 2011 Best Overall Small Business at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards.
For more information about UFPA, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.