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Rockin' for a Reason

Jul 21, 2012 7pm-11pm

Elks Lodge, Charlottesville, VA
Benefit fundraiser for Rooms for a Reason Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to support the healing process of individuals who are confronted with cancer by providing an inspiring and comfortable living space while healing.
Tickets: $15/person includes food, dancing, silent auction and karaoke contest. Tickets on sale at The Brick Oven, Rio Hill Shopping Center, Charlottesville or from committee members. For more information visit
Email Thanks to the Elks Lodge for generously donating their space for this worthy event!

Becky Reid 434-242-0741
Kathy Dahlstrom 434-981-1708
Wendy Peery 434-953-2480

"Death Suite" Western Albemarle High School Theatre Ensemble Dinner Theatre Fundraiser

Nov 18, 2011 Doors Open 6:30pm

Nov 19, 2011 Doors Open 6:30pm

Western Albemarle High School, 5491 Rockfish Gap Tpk, Crozet, VA
The Western Albemarle Theatre Ensemble has undertaken the production of a murder mystery dinner theatre mainly for the fun and intrigue that result from such a show, but in rehearsing the play have found a central concept that carries more meaning than a typical “who dunnit?”: our common humanity. The play is based on the fact that all of the characters are hiding a secret and the WAHS cast has expanded this to encompass the fact that underneath our cultural differences, backgrounds, accents and personalities, we share many aspects that make us all the same: we all feel embarrassment, joy, self-doubt, satisfaction, etc. and this sense of sameness and connection is celebrated through their staging of the show.

Caitlin Pitts

Pancakes for Parkinson's

Oct 22, 2011 9am-1pm

University of Virginia, Historic Lawn
University of Virginia students will host the eighth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm before the home football game against NC State. Pancakes for Parkinson’s is a free pancake breakfast on UVa’s historic Lawn organized to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. All proceeds are donated to the foundation, which works to aid research and increase awareness about Parkinson’s disease.

Sarah Peck, 703-599-7139

ZCVFD's Fall Car Cruz'N & Fish Fry

Oct 15, 2011 12pm-6pm

Zion Crossroads Volunteer Fire Dept.
ZCVFD's Fall Car Cruz'N & Fish Fry will be held on Oct. 15th starting 12PM- 6PM. The Fish Fry consists of 2 pieces of fish (OR 2 Hot Dogs), cole slaw, baked beans, hushpuppies, one selection for dessert & drink. Can eat in or take out. Cost is $10/plate.The Car Cruz'N is open to all vehicles. Each vehicle will receive a number to display & the driver only can vote on their choice for a trophy to be presented @ 4PM. Also, there will be music, Silent Auction, & 50/50 Drawing. Directions from I-64. Take Exit 136. Turn on Rt. 15 South to intersection of Rt. 15 & Rt. 250. Turn on Rt. 250 East & go approx. 1 mile. Turn on Rt. 613 (Poindexter Rd) & go approx. 1/4 mile. ZCVFD is on the Left.

Cathy Dennison
434-589-6993 or ZCVFD 434-589-1116

Leading Your Organization's Fundraising Efforts

Oct 27, 2011 9am-12pm

Live Arts, 123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Both nonprofit executive directors and board members play critical but varied roles in effective fundraising for an organization. Fundraising efforts can be most successful when both players understand their unique roles and execute those roles as a team. Join us for this session to discuss:

Clarification of fundraising responsibilities of each

Specific steps to build the board's understanding and participation in development

Ways for staff members to help engage donors and build support

Harnessing individual board member's passion, commitment and comfort to be successful

Specific tools staff can use to organize and manage the shared work

Executive directors, development staff, board members, and fundraising committee members are encouraged to attend.


Zumba Fitness Fundraiser

Nov 4, 2011 6pm-8pm

Orange County School of Performing Arts, 108 Belleview Avenue, Orange
Zumba Party featuring Zumba Dance Class, plus free seated massages and door prizes. Event kicks off Diabetes Awareness Month. Proceeds support direct patient care at the Orange County Free Clinic.

April Taylor, 540-672-3530

Bubbles Salon Fall Festival & Fund Rasier

Oct 29, 2011 5pm-7pm

Bubbles Salon 205 Conner Dr. Chville va 22911
We will be raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Orange For Anna. We encourage you to dress your kiddies in their Halloween Costumes and come on out and join in the festivities which include: face painting & mini makeovers for $5, show your support and get either a pink or orange hair extension for $5 or one of each color for $8, there will be a costume contest, candy,& more. 100% of the proceeds will go towards these causes.

Jessy Morris Or Angie Britton @ Bubbles Salon (434)973-0450

"Louisa Cares ... A Movement for Healing"

Oct 14, 2011 6pm-Midnight

Louisa County Middle School
A community event billed as "Louisa Cares" is set for Friday, October 14, from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight at the Louisa County Middle School athletic fields located at 1009 Davis Highway in Mineral. "Louisa Cares" is a citizen-driven fundraising event to assist the local schools and families recover and rebuild after the August 23 earthquake.
Opening ceremonies will kickoff the festivities at 6 p.m. Mineral will resonate with the sounds of a variety of live musical entertainment, family fun activities, concessions and a spirit of unity as individuals, businesses, civic clubs and churches come together to generate moral and financial support for Louisa's public schools and for families whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the quake. "Louisa Cares" will close with a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.
All donations to and proceeds from "Louisa Cares" will be shared by the Louisa Education Foundation and the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation, and directed to their respective "disaster relief" funds. Both monetary and in-kind donations are fully tax-deductible, and will be acknowledged as such.

Lloyd Runnett

Words and Wine

Sep 10, 2011 6pm - 10pm

Prince Michel Winery Madison, VA
Services to Abused Families, known as SAFE, serving Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock, Fauquier and Orange Counties, is having a fundraiser September 10, 2011, at Prince Michel Winery in Madison County. This is the second year for Words and Wine and will continue with 10 authors from the Central Virginia area ready to speak to our guests and sign their books. Both silent and live auctions will enliven the music and food for this fine event. Make reservations or purchase tickets at our website,, or contact Kathryn Morris by calling (540) 948-6174 or, email her at

Kathryn Morris

9th Annual "In the Pink" Tennis Tournament

Sep 24, 2011 9am - 12pm

8 area tennis venues: Boar's Head, Farmington, Fairview, Forest Lakes, Glenmore, Keswick, ACAC ("Men in Pink"), STAB ("Teens in Pink")
The Women's Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital proudly presents the 9th Annual In the Pink Tennis Tournament at eight area tennis venues: Boar's Head, Farmington, Fairview, Forest Lakes, Glenmore, Keswick, ACAC (Men) and STAB (Teens). The event is open to the public and players of all abilities are encouraged to come out and play! All proceeds benefit Marianne's Room at Martha Jefferson, which provides specially made wigs, scarves, hats and other support, free of charge, to patients undergoing cancer treatments. Come out for a great day of tennis and support a great cause! Just remember to wear pink! Visit (click on Special events) for registration forms.

Carol Minetree

Animal House Ball

Jun 18, 2011 6:30pm - 11pm

Wintergreen Resort - Skyline Pavilion
Presenting "Pawcasso", a celebration of the animal and artist in all of us!

The Nelson County SPCA is hosting it's "Animal House Ball" on Saturday, June 18 at the the Skyline Pavilion at Wintergreen. The 8th annual event will raise funds to support the Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, which is a no-kill facility in located at 29 Stagebridge Road in Lovingston, VA. The ball will feature local libations, an epic silent auction, raffles, a buffet dinner and dancing to Night Vision. Pairs $180, strays $90.

Call Mountain Area Reality now to reserve a spot at the most fun party of the year - 434-361-2440. If you can't join us, donations are always welcome!

Mountain Area Reality 434-361-2440

Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company Cruise In Fundraiser

Jun 4, 2011 2pm to 6pm

Earlysville Fire Station, Earlysville, VA
The Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a Cruise In at the Earlysville Fire Station on the 4th of June from 2 pm to 6 pm. There will be music, activities for kids, food and beverages, and raffles. Bring your family out to support the local volunteer first responders. Contact Cassie at 434.973.8862 or to register a vehicle or for more information!

Cassie 434.973.8862

Cruise for Critters

May 21, 2011 8am

Charlottesville Fashion Square
Join us for a leisurely motorcycle ride through our area's beautiful countryside to raise funds for animal care at the SPCA. Riders will stop at three area businesses, collecting a poker hand, and the ride will conclude with a celebration and raffle drawing at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Details at

Lisa Lane at (434) 964-3305

Cruise In

May 7, 2011 5pm - 7pm

Eville Grill, Earlysville VA
Eville Grill will be hosting a Cruise In on Saturday, May 7th from 5:00-7:00pm. A portion of the Proceeds from this evening will be donated to Hospice of the Piedmont. There will be door prizes, cash prizes, 50-50 raffle, FREE ice cream for children 12 and under, music and food discounts for drivers. There is NO charge for car entrys. Eville Grill is located in Earlysville in the old Whyte's Supermarket parking lot.

Call (434)-953-6744 for more information.

Battle of the Badges Flag Football Challenge

Apr 10, 2011 12pm - 4pm

Albemarle High School Football Field
Charlottesville and Albemarle Police Officers will take on Charlottesville and Albemarle Professional Firefighters in the first annual Battle of the Badges Flag Football Challenge. Pregame activities will include Bounces and slides courtesy of Bounce Around Amusements. Static Displays and interactive demonstrations from all the area Police and Fire Departments. The Dunk a Chief Dunk Tank featuring area Chiefs willing to take the plunge for charity. Concessions courtesy of the Thomas jefferson Civitan Club. Also featuring a guest appearance from the UVA Football Team. Admission will be $2.00 for this event with all proceeds benefiting the Local Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Central Virginia Burn Camp. A raffle will also be held with tickets available for only $1. Raffle items include two autographed UVA Footballs, an Outback Steakhouse dinner for two gift certificate, and 4 tickets to UVA Football's home opener, courtesy of National Group Protection.

For more information contact Steve at (434)996-5223

Run For the River 5k/10k

Apr 30, 2011 Registration: 7am; Race: 8am

Nolting Rd
Come on out to the Second Annual Run for the River 5k/10k, located just 25 minutes east of downtown Charlottesville. Hit the soft surface and experience the head- waters of the York River Basin and the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District.
Designated in 1974, this area consists of a unique
assemblage of rural examples of century-old ar-
chitecture preserved in their original context.
The landscape, the rural mode of life, and the
blend of buildings in their setting have remained
substantially undisturbed. Even fence lines and
meandering country lanes, mostly unpaved, fol-
low their original course.
Enjoy the view as you run through some of the 14,000 acres within the historic district protected by conservation easements. These easements are designed to maintain the integrity of the historic district for future generations by limiting land divisions, preserving the buildings,
supporting agriculture, and protecting the breathtaking views in the area. The National Park Service, Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Historic Green Springs, Inc.
among others work to see that the easements are upheld and the historic district is preserved in perpetuity.
Run for a Cause. The proceeds from this run will benefit the South Anna Monitoring Project and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Volunteers from the Green Springs community have been collecting water quality data, moni-
toring the health of the river, and promoting conservation for over eight years. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships to protect and to restore the Bay and its rivers.
All participants will receive a commemorative
finish photo and gift bag.
Pre-registrants will receive a t-shirt.
Overall and age group prizes will be awarded.
Race day registration - 7:00 am to 7:45.
Both races start at 8:00 am.
Arrive early and stay late to enjoy
the environmental education fair,
freshly prepared food and vendors.

Robin Patton

Wild About Art

Mar 12, 2011 5 - 8pm

City Space on the Downtown Mall

Wild About Art!
Silent auction and fundraising event to benefit the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary

Please join us for a fun and exciting evening filled with amazing art, food, drink and music to benefit the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary’s expansion to Miller School
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
at CitySpace On the downtown mall
$10 cover at the door
www.rockfishsanctuary org

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary will hold Wild About Art! on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Cityspace, on the downtown mall, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Proceeds will be used to match a $50,000 challenge grant awarded by Perry Foundation in support of the organization’s efforts to expand to a new location at Miller School.

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and releases orphaned or injured wild animals in Central Virginia. Serving over 500 animals every year, Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary works to educate the public about the habitat needs of local wildlife. A move to Miller School grounds will result in increased opportunities for community education and engagement of the public, in addition to more space for wild animals in need of care.

Wild About Art! celebrates art with animal and habitat subjects, as interpreted by the artist. Participating artists include Cynthia Burke, Nick Nichols, Isabelle Abbott, David Breeden, Maggie Owen, Dean Dass, Megan Marlatt, Murray Whitehill, Akemi Ohira, Jessie Cole, Jack Wilson, Lara Gastinger, Jan Crowther, Patty Wallens, Kaki Dimock, Theresa White, Blaise Gaston, Deborah Pompano, Diane Goodbar, Richard Bednar, Christine Rich, Janice Arone, Mackie Kudravetz, and many others. This group of artists represents an eclectic body of work including photography, pottery, watercolor, works on paper, acrylic, pen & ink, and oil.

Lovely and yummy treats will be provided, including beer, wine and sparkling soda. Music, too!
Cost is $10 at the door.

Contact: Dede Smith, RWS Board member, at or 434-296-0074

Dede Smith

Run for Autism 5K

Apr 16, 2011 7:45am

Charlottesville High School
Please help support this worthwhile cause by joining us for a fun morning of running and walking.

Autism is now more common than childhood cancers, Down Syndrome and childhood diabetes combined! Established in 1996, the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) operates a private, not-for-profit school and resource center providing services to children with autism and their families.

Kate Lambert

MHS Baseball Breakfast

Feb 5, 2011 8am - 10am

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Karen Lilley

Stanardsville Fire department Valentines breakfast

Feb 13, 2011 7:30 - 11:00am

Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department

The Stanardsville Volunteer fire department will be hosting the annual All-you-can-Eat Valentines breakfast, Sunday, february 13th, from 730 to 11 am. cost is $7. Come support your local volunteer fire company and give your significant other a break from cooking or doing the dishes. Plenty of good food and fellowship

Bob Townsend 434-996-6285

Fluvanna SPCA Pasta for Pets

Feb 7, 2011 5 - 8pm

The Eagle's Nest, Lake Monticello Golf Course, 51 Bunker Blvd., Palmyra, VA 22963
Enjoy a delicious dinner with family and friends at The Eagle's Nest and help your local shelter animals at the same time. 20% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Fluvanna SPCA. Menu options begin at $10 and each dinner comes with a small salad, garlic bread, dessert, and a drink. Come dine with us! The Fluvanna SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose life-saving mission is to rescue homeless pets and place them in good, loving homes.

Fluvanna SPCA
(434) 591-0123

Fluvanna SPCA Pancake Breakfast & Supply Drive

Jan 29, 2011 7:30 - 10:00am

Our Lady of Peace, 751 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901
Our Lady of Peace is sponsoring a pancake breakfast to raise funds and supplies for the Fluvanna SPCA. Some of our four-legged friends available for adoption will be attending this event in hopes of finding a new home. Come on out and support your local shelter animals! If you're not able to make it to the breakfast, Our Lady of Peace will be accepting donations from 1/17/2011 until 1/29/2011. Visit to view a list of needed items. The Fluvanna SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose life-saving mission is to rescue homeless pets and place them in good, loving homes.

Fluvanna SPCA
(434) 591-0123

Vintage Vegas: "Diamonds are Forever"

Feb 19, 2011 7 - 11pm

Boars Head Pavilion
The Junior League of Charlottesville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Charlottesville, VA (January 3, 2011) ---- Get shaken and stirred at the Junior League of Charlottesville’s second annual Casino Night, Vintage Vegas: Diamonds are Forever. The event to benefit the JLC’s community programs will take place from 7PM to 11PM, Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Boars Head Pavilion. . Tickets start at $85 dollars and include dancing, gaming, a silent auction and more. This year, a live poker tournament is included with a special VIP ticket purchase. To purchase tickets visit

The Junior League of Charlottesville also invites individuals and companies to support the organization by making a tax-deductible donation in support of the event. All proceeds will benefit our community programs which include Children’s Youth and Family Services; The Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville; The Virginia Discovery Museum, t he Emily Couric Advocacy Award and the Junior League of Charlottesville’s Community Grant Programs. Please contact Sara Ahluwalia for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Grace Garrigan, 516-456-3622

The Junior League of Charlottesville Casino Night Fundraising Event

Feb 20, 2010 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Boars Head Inn Pavilion
Charlottesville, VA (January 7, 2010) ---- Enjoy an evening of "Vintage Vegas-style" entertainment while you help support the Junior League of Charlottesville’s community programs. The inaugural Casino Night , Vintage Vegas, is set for 7PM to 11PM, Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Boars Head Inn Pavilion.

The theme, "Vintage Vegas, glitz – glamour - games," will be carried out with casino games and fantasy dealers. There will be live music, prizes, heavy hors d’oeuvres and more. Admission is $80 per person and includes $10,000 worth of “play” dollars and one (1) drink ticket. Attendees will test their luck at the gaming tables in order to win prizes of all types.

The Junior League of Charlottesville also invites individuals and companies to support the organization by becoming an event sponsor. All proceeds will benefit our community programs which include Charlottesville Youth and Family Services Program; The Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville; Emily Couric Advocacy Award and the Junior League of Charlottesville’s Community Grant Program.

Vintage Vegas is a great way to celebrate the spirit of St. Valentine by taking your sweetheart to a glamorous event to eat, drink and dance the night away while playing games- all while benefitting the Charlottesville community. What could be better? For more information or to become a sponsor please contact the fundraising chairs listed above.

Ronda McCauley
Fundraising Chair