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Boaz & Ruth's 9th Annual Gala Print this page

Please join us for a swinging soiree Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6-11pm at the Richmond International Raceway's Torque Club, a neighbor to Highland Park, for our 9th Annual Gala.  

Celebrate our 12th year of good work with dinner, dancing, auctions and other entertainment, while overlooking a magnificent view of the Richmond International Raceway's track. Your participation will help us to raise the necessary funds to continue our mission to rebuild lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs and economic revitalization. 

What To Expect This Year:

A NEW Way To Bid! Have you heard of Mobile Bidding? Enjoy the ability to bid on 60+ silent auction items from your smartphone. Receive text alerts when you are outbid, follow items of interest, and even set maximum bids for automated bidding from anywhere at the Gala. If you do not have a mobile device, there will be bidding stations in the Silent Auction section.


This is a very easy and fun way to participate in the silent auction. During the event, "Bid Buddy" volunteers will be circulating to assist you with your bids. You will be alerted to the closing of the silent auction by the timer on your screen, and the individual with the highest bid will be declared the winner. 


Cannot attend the gala, but want to be part of the fun? Email Greta by 12pm this Saturday at or 804.928.5737 and she will get you setup to participate. 


AMAZING Live Auction Opportunities! Take advantage of the phenomenal live auction packages that have been prepared by our BRSLAC, Boaz & Ruth's Silent and Live Auction Committee!


#1 Cheers With Bubbly: Be the hit of your table when you keep the party going with this bottle of champagne. The winner will be served by Boaz & Ruth's own, CEO Megan Rollins. Cheers! 


#2 A Day in Full Swing: Playing Kinloch is not just for game, it's an experience! Kinloch is the number one golf course in Virginia and is recognized as one of the top 10 private golf courses in America and one of the most unique golf experiences in the country. Kinloch features an outstanding style 18-hole layout, a knowledgeable and experienced caddie staff. This amazing package includes a round of golf for three. After a round, you and your threesome can relax with lunch at the clubhouse with beverages and a box of 20 Macanudo 1968 Churchill Cigars.


#3 Short Pump Staycation: Need a family vacation but don't want to deal with planes, trains, and automobiles? Why not take a weekend to enjoy a family vacation in RVA? Enjoy a two night stay at the Aloft Hotel located in the heart of Short Pump. Have fun skating, playing, painting,and dining as a family all within walking distance or a short drive with gift certificates to Burger Bach, Dave & Busters, Spirited Art for four, a family package to Skate Nation, which includes Laser Tag Mission and ice skating with rentals and pizza. Also, don't leave without activating your one year membership to the Children's Museum of Richmond.


#4 Romance In Middleburg: Experience a one night getaway to Middleburg, Virginia, at the luxurious Salamander Resort and Spa. It offers a relaxing spa, miles of trails for stress-releasing walks, and trail rides among the woods and fields of the Virginia's horse country. Enjoy complimentary access to the state-of-the-art fitness center; sauna; indoor lap and outdoor family pools; and lawn sports including a putting green, bocce, and croquet. This package includes: breakfast for two in the resort's restaurant, Harrimans; wine tasting for two at  Boxwood Estate Winery and Three Fox Vineyard; dinner for two at the French Hound, an authentic French bistro with a splash of Southern charm.


#5 Garden Party at Historic Tuckahoe Plantation: Host a fabulous garden party or shower for up to twenty-five guests or an intimate five course meal for twelve guests at the "finest early 18th century plantation in America." Registered as a historic landmark and renowned for its connection to Virginia history as the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, Tuckahoe Plantation offers as setting that is remarkably untouched by the passage of time. Your Sunday afternoon or early evening party includes custom invitations from Pink Ravn Stationary, catering by Champagne Taste, and event photography by Libby Selle Photography. You only need to provide the guest list! (Restrictions: Menu to be determined by the winner with the caterer's input. Mutually agreeable date and time. Minimum six weeks advance notice required. Expires August 2015.)


#6 Loungin' on the Lake: Escape for a week-long vacation on beautiful Lake Gaston. Enjoy swimming, fishing, reading, and relaxing in this natural setting with nearby restaurants and a winery. The lake house boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, cable TV, and sleeps nine. Sunbathe on your own private dock, while your kids enjoy the water slide. Grill out on the deck with your family, organize a ping pong tournament, and wind down each evening in the spacious great room. (Restrictions: Available on a mutually agreed upon date with the owners. Must be a non-holiday. No pets.)


#7 Flappers and Dappers: Ladies and gents, release your inner flapper or dapper Dan with this style upgrade and night on the town. Ladies, enjoy this gorgeous 14 carat white gold diamond (.20 carat) and sapphire (.60 carat) pendant donated by Diamonds Direct and a $100 gift certificate to CAbi boutique. Gents, enjoy your new sports coat produced by Dormeuil and custom fit and designed by Commonwealth Clothiers. The technology of the Iconik Nano fabric in this sports coat makes it virtually stain resistant and able to stand the test of time. Show off your new looks with a night on the town including dinner at Morton's Steakhouse and a performance at the Richmond Symphony. Finish off your evening with "suite dreams" at The Westin Richmond.


#8 Private Party at Old City Bar: Host your next special event for forty at Old City Bar, a true gem located within the historic Shockoe Bottom District. The entire place is yours for your exclusively private event. Your guests will immediately feel welcomed to pull up a comfortable chair, gather around the ornate hearth, or linger over a glass of wine on the outdoor terraces overlooking the historic Farmers Market and Main Street. Old City Bar will provide a wine tasting and appetizers by White House Catering for your party of forty. (Restrictions: Expires January 31, 2016. Party can only be held Sunday through Thursday unless otherwise arranged and approved by White House Catering. Beer and liquor are not included.)


#9 Nantucket Getaway: Enjoy a three night stay at the historic Ships Inn Bed & Breakfast on the island of Nantucket. The Ships Inn represents a unique piece of Nantucket history, while providing the comfort and convenience essential to their visitors. The sought-after Nantucket combination of a historic bed and breakfast with an acclaimed restaurant serving fresh local ingredients lends itself to a memorable experience. The inn is located on a quiet residential street, just two blocks off historic Main Street, a stone's throw from the best shopping and restaurants Nantucket has to offer. Leave your car on the mainland and savor the island air from a bicycle or on foot. Continental breakfast and a daily afternoon tea service are included. (Restrictions: Choose a date between mid-May to October 2015. Excludes all holiday weekends, gratuity and alcohol.)


#10 All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight: It's the perfect time of the year to gather you and twenty-nine of your friends and family for delicious BBQ catered by Boaz & Ruth's Firehouse 15 at your home or favorite venue. Hand off this turnkey operation to the professionals of Fire House 15. Use this package to celebrate a birthday, end of a sports' season, engagement, a retirement, or just because!

#11 OBX Beach Bum: Escape for a week to CJ's Hideaway in the Outer Banks to enjoy the peacefulness and fun of the beach. This new, three bed/three bath beach house is beautifully decorated and located in a quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance to the beach (approximately 500 feet to beach access). Spacious and well equipped with an open living/dining/kitchen area on the top floor and separate den on the ground level. This home is perfect for your next family vacation. It has views of the Wright Brothers Monument and is convenient to area shops, dining, and attractions. Built to the highest standard, this lovely home features bright, beachy colors, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, ground level patio, and a covered porch. (Restrictions: Available in 2015, during non-holiday weeks, in January to April & October to December on mutually agreed upon dates.)

Many Thanks... This evening would not be possible without your presence and the over 20 volunteers that have been planning for this event since December 2014. Please plan to join us! You can register for the gala here.

Host Committee:

Christy Bartholomew 

Todd and Sommer Goldsmith 

Alan and Rebecca Phillips 

Whitney Watson 

Erin Gill 

Julie Best 

Meghan Dickey 

Sydney Garcia 

Maggie Gendron 

Trish Gibbs 

Kaity Kasper 

Greta Kidd 

Corey Lane 

Ellen Mallette 

Jamie Murry 

Carli Nelson 

Parker Ockaili 

Harrison Ravn 

Katie Taylor

Many thanks to our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor:

The Lewis Group - BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Connector Sponsor:


Supporter Sponsor:

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Harvester Sponsor:

AG Reese & Associates

Bon Secours Community Benefit Committee

Patient First

Team Hensley Real Estate

Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, LLC

Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)

M&T Bank

Carter Myers Automotive

Davenport & Company LLC

Friend Sponsor:

Randall & Kathy White

Delegate Jennifer McClellan

The Martin Agency

View photos from last year on our Facebook page.

For more information about Boaz & Ruth's 9th Annual Gala, please contact Greta Kidd at or call 804-928-5737.