Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

Our yearly celebration of the people and work of the Wildlife Center

2023 Gala banner - indigo bunting on a perch

You are invited to the 2024 Wildlife Center of Virginia Gala — an online celebration!

Please join us for Gala Week – October 14 – 18

All-access ticket holders are invited to a variety of programming throughout the week. Past programs have included interviews with the staff “bear moms”; discussions about education ambassador training, complete with behind-the-scenes insights and updates, and interviews with famous authors and supporters. Stay tuned for the 2024 Gala Week Agenda!

And the Grand Finale will be on Saturday, October 19

Join us for meet-and-mingle Zoom sessions with staff and wildlife ambassadors! Stay tuned for the Gala Finale at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, with an update on the Center’s work, the premiere of this year’s Gala video, and the final countdown for the benefit auction.

Online Benefit Auction

This year’s auction will feature a dazzling array of works by talented artisans, one-of-a-kind experiences, and many wildlife-themed items. Online bidding will open in early October 2024.

Tickets and sponsorships: There is no charge to register for bidding in the Center’s auction. More information on ticket sales and sponsorships will be posted this summer!

THANK YOU to all of our generous donors and supporters for making the 2023 Gala and Benefit Auction a huge success.

Proceeds from the Gala help support the life-saving and life-changing work of the Wildlife Center.