“Emerald” Gala Celebrates 20 Plus Years of Giving

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.

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. The PCF has raised over 2 million dollars since its founding in 2001, and has given it all to nonprofits in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. These local charities often fall below the United Way threshold and therefore have a harder time obtaining funding, but their efforts make huge positive impacts in our communities. Gala attendees are encouraged to “wear green or bring green” to honor 20 years during which the PCF has united the resources of our generous community.

The evening will begin with a bourbon and tequila-tasting competition at which tasters will attempt to identify specific brands in a blind taste test. The winners will take home baskets of hard-to-find bourbons or tequilas. Wine and vodka lovers with good eye-hand coordination can attempt to throw rings over the necks of hundreds of bottles and win them to take home. After the seated dinner, live auctioneer will give everyone a chance to bid on once in a lifetime trips and experiences, and one lucky “Golden Ticket” raffle winner can walk away with one of these priceless items for the price of one $100 ticket. The locally famous “Brightside” band will close the festivities with their crowd-pleasing danceable 90’s hits. Order Gala tickets now – only 200 seats available!

PCF is committed to helping local nonprofit organizations develop and expand not only through direct financial contributions but with their entire mission. We work alongside them to increase marketing and PR, improve fundraising efforts, enhance volunteer recruitment, expand their presence in the community and improve their strategic planning and corporate governance. Our recipient organizations benefit not only from our financial contribution, but from the direct involvement of PCF Board Members, neighbors, and volunteers in the Peninsula and Cornelius community. PCF is uniting a generous community. Take your first step in joining this community and help the Peninsula be stronger together as we empower the work of nonprofit organizations.