Mint Oyster Roast

Hosted by the YAMs and Founders' Circle, the Mint Oyster Roast is held the first Saturday in February each year. The event raises funds for CMS students to tour the Mint and support exhibits at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design.   

Art with Heart

Art With Heart raised $90,000 for Safe Alliance to further their mission of providing hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Inviting guests to send personal messages to the families they serve through a message board was a highlight of the auction. Photography Brandon Scott  

Charlotte Memory Gala

 The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter’s Second Annual Memory Gala brought more than 300 people together for a memorable night in the fight against a disease that erases such moments and raised $168,000. Proceeds will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Photography by Robert Christopher Photography

Queen City Brewers Festival

Queen City Brewers Festival is ACEing Autism-Charlotte's annual winter fundraiser, spotlighting the Charlotte area’s breweries and select restaurants to support ACEing Autism’s mission to serve more families in the Charlotte community affected by autism. The goal of QCBF 2018 is to help launch a new program location at UNCC.

Third Annual Light the Way Gala

Justice Ministries, a nonprofit serving victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation through outreach, emergency services and transitional care, hosted their Third Annual Light The Way Gala to introduce attendees to the organization as well as raise funds for operations.

Adult Painting Party: Impressionism

Attendees took an after-hours guided-tour of the Mint’s early 20th century collection and created their own impressionist style painting of flowers and landscapes while enjoying wine or beer with their friends.

The Who’s Who of Charlotte Christmas Gala Charity Event

The Annual Who's Who of Charlotte Christmas Gala Charity Event was hosted by two non-profit organizations, Women In Power, Inc and Distingusihed Influential Gentlemen. The proceeds from the gala helped purchase Christmas toys for local children and provided food and shelter for homeless veterans. 

Jazzy Holiday Gala

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture’s 2017 Jazzy Holiday Gala was an incredible evening of high energy entertainment, camaraderie, and celebration as they honored Philip Freelon, Charles Farrar and Ferguson Chambers & Sumter, P.A. with “Spirit of the Center” awards. 

Barefoot Gala

Over 475 guests checked their shoes at the door for the masquerade-themed 6th Annual Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Gala. Samaritan's Feet shared exciting future plans while raising over $226,000 to provide shoes to children in need around the world.

Under the Big Top Fall Ball

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAMs) hosted their 5th Annual Fall Ball on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph with proceeds benefiting the museum's Annual Fund, providing free tours for CMS Students. "Under the Big Top" featured live entertainment from dozens of talented performing artists.