Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to hold the Gala in 2021. But we expect the Annual Gala to take place in Spring 2022.
The Gala is AFE’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and provides approximately a third of our annual budget. The pandemic may have put the Gala on hold, but it did not decrease the need for AFE’s programs and services – in fact, the need is even greater now.
In 2020 we launched the “Bid for Kids’ Sake” auction to help replace lost revenue from the Annual Gala. We are thrilled to share that – thanks to our generous auction donors and enthusiastic bidders – the “Bid for Kids’ Sake” auction raised more than $15,000 to support AFE’s programs.
The 2021 “Bid for Kids’ Sake” auction will run from November 28 – December 5, 2021. We are currently accepting donations for the auction – a great way to promote your business and support AFE!