CORE MASKerade & COMMUNITY HEROES VIRTUAL GALA
An evening of art, inspiration, entertainment, and FUNraising!
ABOUT THE MASKerade and CORE COMMUNITY HERO AWARDS
Join us in igniting the New Year and the 15th anniversary of CORE Foundation with a virtual MASKerade experience combining art, inspiration, and entertainment as we honor the 2020 Community Hero Winners. Digital experience tickets are still available which include live stream, photo booth, access to the silent auction, raffle and jewelry pull!
Throughout the evening, our dedicated leadership and community volunteers will inspire you with stories of heroism and herculean volunteerism. Witness the tremendous impact of innovative COVID-19 relief right here in our community. A virtual photo booth will capture your memories from the evening in your festive attire or COVID-19 couture. The evening will conclude with entertainment hosted by ShowJoe leaving you feeling connected with your community and energized for the coming year.
Digital experience tickets are still available for $35. Your participation enables us to continue to make a difference and be the change in Northern Virginia and beyond. Thank you for supporting the CORE Foundation!
5:30 - 6:00 Youth Paint and Hot Chocolate Zoom Call
6:00 - 6:20 D.I.Y. Sip and Paint
6:20 - 7:00 Preliminary Inspiration
- Phil Vera Award
- CORE Young Leaders
- Stronger performance by Matthew Na
- 2020 CORE Community Impact Photos
* INTERMISSION *
7:00 - 8:00 CORE Gala Presentation
- CORE Causes in Action
- Positivity from the 2019 Hero Winners
- 2020 CORE Community Heroes
- Desk Dream Team (E4E, D4D, Woodworking with a Purpose) CORE Cause Impact Award
- USA Triathlon Foundation - Community Partner Award
- John Schaller -Volunteer Award
- Restoration Church - Community Partner Award
- YMCA Fairfax County Reston - Community Impact Award
- Allison McCue - Volunteer Award
- Off the Charts Club - CORE Cause Rookie of the Year
- Helping Hungry Kids - CORE Cause of the Year
- Susie Livingood - Volunteer Award
- 2020 CORE Community Impact Photos
8:00 - 9:00 Local Entertainment hosted by Show Joe
- Lindsey Hirshfeld
- Matthew Na with Restoration Church
- Camielle Denny
- Lia Griffith
- Drive Side Out
- Abigail Gibson
- Aaron Letteri
- Fourth Electric
Raffle Tickets Drawn
How much are tickets and what does my ticket include?
Digital experience tickets are available for $35 and include a 3 hour live stream show, virtual photo booth, silent auction, and raffle opportunities.
What are the event sponsorship opportunities?
Event partnership gives you the opportunity to help the community while giving your business visibility. We are seeking:
Monetary donors to sponsor experiences like the photo booth, swag bags, live stream, and consignment auction items
Silent auction items
Additional swag bag items
If you are interested in sponsorship, please email email@example.com.
How do the Silent Auction work?
The Silent Auction is open NOW for bidding! We’ve provided a BUY IT NOW option for most items for your holiday shopping convenience. If you choose the BUY IT NOW option, we will work with you to receive your item for holiday giving. Most auction items can be mailed to your home or we will coordinate pick-up or drop-off of your winnings.
How does the Raffle work?
Raffle tickets are available for our post COVID-19 dream vacation to Club Barbados Resort and Spa or "Glam it Up" package. Single tickets are $30 or 4 for $100.
The "Glam it Up" package includes a Modern Elegance Jewelry along with a Swarovski crystal clutch inspired by Lady D. Exceptional quality and European design. Necklace is adjustable height to wear low or as a choker. Valued at $1000. Drawing will take place during the live broadcast and will be mailed to the lucky winner.
The lucky winner of the MASKerade vacation raffle will win a post-COVID-19 once-in-a-life-time adults only getaway! The grand prize is a trip to the award-winning, five-star Club Barbados Resort & Spa in Barbados - a $2,400 value! Perfectly located on the oceanfront of Barbados’ West Coast, The Club offers terrific Rooms and Suites, including Garden and Ocean View, a luxurious Spa & Salon, and 3 freshwater swimming pools. This all-Inclusive vacation includes dining and drinks, water sports, entertainment, and the warm hospitality Barbados is famous for. The Club is an unforgettable Caribbean vacation getaway.
The winning ticket will be announced at the MASKerade, but you are not required to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased in the ticket link or on the auction website.
What is a Jewelry Pull?
You’ve probably heard of a wine pull at a live gala event, and a jewelry pull works the same way with a twist. Instead of a blind draw, you will select the jewelry item of your choice. They offer a fantastic choice for everyday wear, gifting or to jazz up your COVID-19 wardrobe! Jewelry will be mailed to your home.
What will the program look like?
The Silent Auction is open NOW for bidding and BUY IT NOW options. Keep checking back as we will continue to add items.
On Saturday, January 16, 2021:
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pick up your swag bag and purchase last minute wine at Pinot’s Palette.
5:30 p.m. - Youth hot chocolate-and-paint led by our CORE Young Leaders! This call is designed especially for our youth led by our youth.
6:00 p.m. – If you purchased a ticket with swag bag, the party kicks off with your DIY sip-and-paint! Pop a cork and create your canvas using the DIY instructions. You’ll leave this experience with a wonderful favor to capture the spirit of the evening! No special skills required. Need additional art kits? No problem! You can purchase additional kits when you pick up your swag bags.
6:20 p.m. - Log into the livestream and let the inspiration begin! Hear from our CORE Young Leaders, enjoy photo booth fun and pre-game entertainment.
7:00 pm – The heart of the program begins. Hear from CORE Foundation leadership and other special guests. You’ll be moved by hearing stories from our heroes and learning about the good work by members in our community who are making a difference. Raffles will be drawn. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and best COVID couture!
8:00 p.m. - Entertainment by local musicians hosted by Show Joe!
10:00 p.m. - Silent Auction ends
How else can you help?
You can help us by spreading the word about this fun-filled evening!
Say that you are going and share our Facebook Event
Start bidding on silent auction items
Invite a friend or two (but not more than 10) to join your watch party
Tell me more about CORE Foundation.
CORE Foundation supports and enables volunteers with passionate hearts and innovative ideas to ignite community outreach projects which improve the quality of life for the socially and economically challenged. Learn more about our COVID-19 relief efforts of the Foundation and our CORE Causes addressing food insecurity, youth mentoring and positivity, inequality, and more at the MASKerade.