CORE MASKERADE DINNER AND AWARDS GALA
Party with Purpose - Celebrating 15 Years of serving the community!
Pre Event Schedule
Welcome to the MASKerade and CORE Community Heroes Event Link~
- October 19, 2020 - CORE Community Hero Nominations Open
- December 14, 2020 - CORE Community Hero Nominations Close
- November 27, 2020 - Auction Opens for bidding on virtual silent auction, raffle and jewelry pull
- January 16, 2021 - Time to dust off your best attire and "Party with Purpose!"
SILENT AUCTION AND HOLIDAY SHOPPING: While our virtual viewing party is January 16th, we've opened our auction early for your holiday purchases. To select holiday purchases, select the BUY IT NOW option to have your item shipped to your home or emailed. Most items are certificates which can be emailed to you. Shipping costs where applicable are included in the BUY IT NOW price. Auction items not purchased with a BUY IT NOW will be continue to take bids until the conclusion of the MASKerade 10:00 p.m. on Saturday January 16th. START BIDDING HERE!
As the auction is online, you do NOT need to be present to participate. You may also elect to have the system auto bid for you. We have a variety of wonderful items ranging from COVID-19 friendly vacations, golf rounds, at home experiences and jewelry to help you sparkle.
ABOUT THE MASKerade: Please join your friends at CORE Foundation for a MASKerade Dinner and Awards Gala honoring our 2020 CORE Community Heroes Awards on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. This event will kick off the 15th year of CORE Foundation's service to the community. Our MASKerade will also serve as a primary much-needed fundraiser for our Foundation and to honor, recognize and show our appreciation for our CORE Causes, volunteers and partners who have gone above and beyond in our community to "be the change."
This event will not be your ordinary zoom call! The experience will be filled with messages of hope, inspiring music, generous silent auction and raffle items and creative engagement to entertain your at home viewing party. At home viewing party tickets include the ever popular Nordic Knot charcuterie platter to share with your Covid Crew. All options include a raffle ticket for the host as a thank you!
We are also selling 20 premium tickets to the "live broadcast" from International Country Club which includes an elegant 3 course gourmet meal and red carpet arrival with socially distant seating in tables for 2 or with your requested small Covid Crew.
AT HOME VIEWING TICKET: The at home viewing ticket experience includes:
- Access to the live stream virtual CORE Community Heroes program for your viewing party
- CORE Foundation masks
- Raffle ticket (s)
- Access to the on-line Silent Auction
- Access to the jewelry pull
- Delicious Nordic Knot charcuterie platter to be picked up on the Saturday of the event at 10:00 a.m. (platter size depends on the ticket selected)
In the event of further shut downs, we will supply a mailed or delivered event box with non-perishable delicious goodies. At home viewing packages come in two varieties to best meet the need of the size of your family and COVID-19 Crew.
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.
JEWELRY PULL: As part of our live audience and at home viewing party tickets, you will have unique access to a "jewelry pull" by our partner, Jewels with a Purpose. Within the on-line auction you will have the opportunity to participate in the jewelry pull utilizing the BUY IT NOW feature. The beautiful pieces feature
We are seeking corporate partners who believe in our mission and outreach in the community. Please view our partnership options on the ticket link. These includes various levels along with specialty sponsors such as live stream, photo booth, and celebrity videos. If you have additional questions about partnerships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORE COMMUNITY HEROES
The purpose of the CORE Community Heroes Award program is to recognize the good work of those in our community who are making a difference in our community with an entrepreneurial spirit. We have so many examples of those in our community who have stepped forward during 2020 and helped their neighbor. Nominations are being accepted for:
- a CORE Cause group,
- an individual participating in one of our programs, or
- a CORE community partner
- an individual in the community who has gone above and beyond to help others and be the change
Please nominate HERE those in the community who have inspired you. Nominations close on December 1st.
CORE MASKerade Awards Dinner and Gala Event - January 16, 2021
- 6:30 p.m. Live Photo booth and Red Carpet Arrivals
- 7:00 p.m. Dinner
- 7:45 p.m. Pre-show Live Stream Begins
- 8:00 p.m. Live Stream MASKerade Awards Program
- 9:30 p.m. Auction Closes
ABOUT CORE AND COVID-19 RELIEF
2020 has been a pivotal year for the CORE Foundation, and we look forward to sharing the story of how our community came together! The COVID-19 pandemic has placed our Foundation in the center of bridging the gap between connecting those in need with those who can give. Our CORE Causes have proven to be resilient by finding new ways to be relevant and assist the underserved in our community. Here are just a few community outreach highlights from our Foundation.
- Manned no contact storage pods in local shopping centers with a force of over 100 volunteers addressing food insecurity
- Provided 350 weekend food bags weekly to local elementary students with Helping Hungry Kids
- Delivered critical meal bags to shut in senior citizens bi weekly
- Provided superhero themed at-home “Recess in a Box” kits to encourage active play for children in local homeless shelters
We are currently adding to this list through our CORE Cause programs:
- Assisting teachers in need of resources
- Providing virtual after school activities like stem and college prep services Offering free mentoring to all middle and high school students in need offering resources
- Gifting care packages to kids battling cancer
- Building desks for distance learning
- And much more to come!
All of these impactful and necessary activities by our CORE Causes are made possible by your generous donations and our task force of giving volunteers. Participating in the MASKerade allows us to continue to raise funds allowing us to be be nimble and responsive to the needs of our community in 2021. If you have any questions about partnering with CORE Foundation or sponsoring this event, please do not hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.
A portion is tax deductible. If COVID-19 protocols in Virginia necessitate a reschedule of the event, the ticket will be valid for the new date or the ticket holder may choose to claim 100% of the ticket value as a charitable donation.