Join us on Saturday, October 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center
The evening begins with a glamorous cocktail hour where our guests walk down the red carpet to view a unique display and stop at our photo booth to have a memento of the evening. Guests are then each offered a complimentary signature drink as they are guided into our Casino Room. In the Casino Room, guests may bid on fabulous silent auction packages, preview one-of-a-kind experiences up for bid in our live auction, and partake in games like Texas hold’em, blackjack and a new casino favorite! The party moves to the Dining Room where the program begins over a full course dinner and the live auction is presented over dessert. Following dinner, guests continue their night playing games, dancing to music mixed by a live DJ and bidding in the silent auction until it closes at 9:30 p.m., with the night ending at 11:00 p.m.
When you purchase a ticket or make a contribution to our Gala, know that you’re furthering the important work that your Community Foundation is doing to better serve, connect and support the lives of those who call southern New Mexico home, including our 46 non-profit partners. See you there!
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Casino Games & Non-Profit Partners
Each guest is given a bag of poker chips that they use throughout their evening to play casino games. Each game is administered by representatives from our non-profit partners so each guest has the opportunity to learn about some of the vital work being done in our community by the individuals directly making the positive impact. When a guest is done collecting all their poker chip earnings they will place their poker chips into our non-profit partner buckets. We will have 46 buckets, one for each of our non-profit partners, for guests to distribute their poker chip earnings. At the end of the night the buckets with the least and most amount of poker chips will be eligible to apply for our gala grant.
Gala grant(s) values and how many grantees will be awarded is dependent on our overall gala proceeds.
All gala contributions will benefit our mission-based operations, allowing CFSNM to better serve, connect and support the lives in our region, while continuing collaborations with our 46 non-profit partners. Every gala contribution directly aids the funds available to award gala grant(s) to our non-profit partners and further their organizational efforts in southern New Mexico.
All gala contributions are eligible tax gift receipt purposes–values vary per contribution.
Get ready to Gala! There are many ways to participate in the festivities. Attention Corporate Sponsors! Do you want to sponsor this year’s gala? Contact our Executive Director, Terra at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to learn more!
Frequently Asked Gala Questions:
Where and when do I get my ticket?
No physical tickets for individual tickets or table purchases will be given. Instead, your name will be on the guest list when you arrive to the gala. Once you check in you will be given a card to remind you of your table when you move into the Dining Room.
Does CFSNM accept checks?
Yes! Please address all checks to “The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico” and either mail it or drop it off at our office location:
2640 El Paseo Road, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Please note we are closed Monday-Thursday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. for the lunch hour and 5:00 p.m. for the day.
On Friday our office closes at 2:00 p.m. for the day.