Ticket purchase will be available at the event and online. Advance tickets can be purchased online through April 29 for just $150 per person, $100 of which is tax deductible, and we're offering a discount if you bring a friend. Purchase a pair of tickets for $275 ($175 tax deductible), a $25 savings. After April 29, individual tickets may be purchased at the event for $175 each ($350 for a pair). <<Back to FAQs>>
Yes, however, only a portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. The IRS requires us to inform you of any items of substantive value that you will receive in return for your gift. The benefit received in return for your ticket purchase is valued at $50 per individual ticket. The amount varies for patrons and sponsors. See ticket purchase page for details. <<Back to FAQs>>
Sponsorship and patron packages range in price from $25K to just $500, all of them including Gala tickets, access to a pre-event "Winner's Circle" party, and a wide variety of advertising and recognition as outlined on the sponsorship page. The Title, Racetrack and Triple Crown sponsorships also include player spots for the Play with a Purpose golf outing at Governors Club's members-only course on Monday, May 6, 2013. <<Back to FAQs>>
Dress for the event is "dressy casual." Think sundresses and seersucker suits. And you'll want to wear comfortable shoes for playing lawn games and partaking in all the Gala has to offer! <<Back to FAQs>>
The Kentucky Derby is well-known for the couture hats worn by the ladies at Churchill Downs. So, yes, wear a hat if you're so inclined. <<Back to FAQs>>
The event is tented and will be held rain or shine. The Clubhouse at Governors Club offers plenty of elegant indoor space should we experience wet weather. <<Back to FAQs>>
The N.C. Children's Promise, benefiting N.C. Children's Hospital, is a program of the Medical Foundation of N.C., Inc., the charitable, tax-exempt organization supporting the overall goals of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine. The EIN number for the Medical Foundation of N.C., Inc., is 56-6057494. <<Back to FAQs>>
If you have additional questions, please call 919-843-2915, or e-mail Keela Lyon for further assistance.