Night of Bright Futures (Leap Day) Gala
Saturday, February 29, 2020
7 PM – 11 PM at Revel Fulton Market

We’ll begin the night with the vintage jazzy sounds of Brooklyn Britches and The Whispers while you peruse auction and raffle items, and secure your trip raffle ticket, all while enjoying an open bar and creative appetizers from the food geniuses at Limelight Catering. Don’t forget to get your photo taken with Photique photo booth!

Our returning emcee, Brett Walkow will lead the program, which features testimonials from our participant David, staff member Tashi,  and supporters, followed by a live auction and paddle raise. The night continues with live music from MIXTAPE (BeatMix Music) and dancing to celebrate how amazing you are to support Onward House, and how grateful we are to have you in our community. Leave the gala possibly planning your trip to one of the three destinations and experiences picked through our partners at Winspire travel.

Individual tickets start at $150, get yours today!

Can’t attend but want to contribute?  Donations are always appreciated!

Parking: We encourage you to party responsibly by using a cab or rideshare service. Parking will be available in the Revel Lot, as well as free parking is available on the street, and Spot Hero reservations can be made at the Fulton West Building – Garage only .16 miles (2 blocks) from the venue.


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Raffle, Auctions, Trips!


This year’s gala will feature professional comedian and auctioneer Brett Walkow! With over 25 years of experience on stage, Brett is known for his gregarious energy and good spirit.

Buy a trip raffle ticket for a chance to choose from one of these amazing experiences (full details and exclusions available at the event or upon request). 

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  • Ferrari Fantasy: Experience heart-pumping excitement in this 3-day adventure to Modena, Italy and all things Ferrari. Zip along the Italian countryside and navigate mountain roads as you drive the official Ferrari Test Drive route, then spend an afternoon exploring the Ferrari Museum and Factory in Maranello. (travel must be purchased separately)
  • Lake Tahoe Weekend Getaway: It doesn’t get any better than Lake Tahoe. The majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe combined with a mind-boggling array of choices, whether it’s skiing, dining, or nightlife.
  • New Orleans Jazz & Dining: Enjoy admission for two to Preservation Hall, the French Quarter’s internationally recognized home of Traditional New Orleans Jazz and headquarters of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
  • Escape to San Francisco & Sonoma: Enjoy a total of three nights in northern California, exploring the highlights of San Francisco and the rich wine country region of Sonoma.
  • Monterrey Golf Experience: Enjoy one round of golf for two including golf cart on the Del Monte golf course. Opened in 1897, the par-72 course is the oldest in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud, this inland course boasts a meandering layout that has challenged golfers for more than a century.
  • Fairmont Scottsdale Golf and Spa: With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Scottsdale lies in the heart of the lush Sonoran Desert. Championship golf courses challenge your skills on artful layouts that wind around mammoth boulders and towering Saguaro cacti. Local spas tap into ancient Native American healing techniques to soothe your body and soul.
  • Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway: Enjoy a trip for two to your choice of an exciting Friday, Saturday or Sunday MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL regular-season game, non-major PGA golf tournament* – that’s up to 5,000 games a year to choose from among 50 markets nationwide. You have the ability to pick the sports event you want to see and when you want to see it. *Excludes the U.S. PGA Championship, Masters, U.S. Open, Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Green Bay Packers home games. 
  • Del Mar Race Track experience: San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at Del Mar, one of the most popular Thoroughbred horse racing tracks in the world. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season.
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Sponsorship & Donations

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Sponsoring at one of our events will put your company or product in front of hundreds of participants.  To learn more about sponsoring or exhibiting at an event please e-mail us using the form below.

2020 Gala Sponsorship Form

Onward House is seeking donations for the Live Auction & Raffle. Donations of airfare, hotels, one-of-a-kind experiences, gift certificates, sports tickets &memorabilia, and donations of wine are still needed. Please contact Nikki Way if you’d like to make a donation.

Wine Pull Donation
Auction Donation

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Can’t Attend?

Can’t attend our gala, but want to support our work? Please donate here. Onward House programs are supported by the generosity of our donors, who believe in our mission to open doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic and support services.

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Have any questions about the upcoming gala?