The Gala “Theme” – An Origin Story

October 16, 2023

The article explains the origin of the "Denim, Diamonds and Dancing" theme for an annual gala organized by the PCF Board. Post-gala discussions, while reflecting on the previous event's successes and setbacks, inspired the Western element of the theme, credited to the cowboy hat-wearing auctioneers. The "Dancing" aspect honors the band Brightside's performance, a regular highlight of the event. Despite being a somewhat common theme, "Denim and Diamonds" adds a semi-formal yet comfortable touch, encouraging guests to dress in upscale Western attire. The theme also aids in planning decorations, food, and games, with the board open to feedback for enhancing the gala's success, ultimately benefiting local charities.

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2023 Emerald Gala Update

January 10, 2023

The 2023 Emerald Gala was a tremendous success! Highlights were the wine bottle ring toss, some great green outfits, the energetic auctioneers and peacock decor! Here are some photos from the unforgettable evening.

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10 Great Things about PCF Gala This Year!

October 25, 2022

We are dressing up for the first time since 2017 – no casual Friendsgiving this year – we are doing “creative semi-formal” with an emphasis on the color green. Or stuff your pockets with green, that works too!

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“Emerald” Gala Celebrates 20 Plus Years of Giving

October 25, 2022

For the first time since 2019, The Peninsula Community Foundation will host a Semi-Formal Gala on Saturday, November 19 to celebrate its 20th, and 21st anniversary at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.

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Save the Date for Friendsgiving 2022

October 18, 2022

Mark your calendars for November 19th, 2022. After two years, Friendsgiving will return! Also, a big thank you to all our supporters and winners of this year's Golden Ticket Raffle.

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The Peninsula Community Foundation is celebrating 20 years!

October 18, 2022

To commemorate the Peninsula Community Foundation's 20th year we are bringing back the Red Bow campaign. Reserve your bow and make a donation today!

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A message to all our Generous Neighbors!

October 18, 2022

While our annual gala won't be happening this year, what can’t be canceled is the incredible need of our local charities. The PCF is relying on our generous neighbors support in lieu of our Friendsgiving Gala. Here’s how you can still help!

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A Note From Our President

June 28, 2022

The purpose of the Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF) is to help people in need in our local community. And folks, we need your help to do that!

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Bows Are Back

July 30, 2021

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the PCF, we are reviving the Red Bow tradition.

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