Give. Advance. Lead. Achieve.
As we look towards the future, our 2021: G.A.L.A. will transition from one great night out to an inclusive spring fundraising program.
As we innovate, we have looked at what the Gala means to WCU: to Give. Advance. Lead. Achieve.
Blast off with us on the 38th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala – our mission begins February 15, 2021. Over a series of nine weeks, we will offer five different virtual experiences from which to choose, including some famous faces and WCU’s first-ever Day of Giving. You advance the University mission; we are grateful for your generosity in ordinary times, and even more so in this extraordinary year.
There's an event for everyone on this mission.
An Evening with Broadway Stars
Monday, February 15
Get in the virtual room where it happens! Join selected members from the cast of a current Broadway show for behind-the-scenes stories and secrets.
Cartooning with A Disney Artist
Saturday, February 27
Join a Disney artist as they guide you through a step-by-step class on the basics of cartooning. Starting with a lesson on shapes, you’ll learn to draw several animals and faces in just one session.
Distant Deceptions: An Interactive Virtual Mind-Reading & Illusion Show
Thursday, April 1
Join famed mentalist, illusionist, and America’s Got Talent contestant Wayne Hoffman for a unique and memorable experience you won’t soon forget. Wayne will enlighten you with an evening of impossible reality bending mysteries…be prepared to be blown away!
Drag Queen Bingo
Friday, April 9
This high-energy, hilarious hour of Bingo craziness will be sure to have you and your friends laughing. Led by a professional Bingo hostess and her “Vanna White” spokesmodel assistant, attendees compete in six rounds to win wild and quirky prizes.
An Evening with Henry Winkler
Saturday, April 17
Join Henry Winkler and President Christopher and Susan Fiorentino for a virtual fireside conversation. Henry will share his humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment.