4th Annual Otter Ball at the Virginia Living Museum
Conservation Gala promises exquisite evening of food and fundraising
The Virginia Living Museum is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Otter Ball: A Conservation Gala to be held on Friday, May 17th, 2019. This annual event celebrates the Virginia Living Mueum’s continued conservation efforts with an entertaining evening filled with a fabulous menu, elaborate fanfare, unique entertainment and outstanding live auction.
Each year, the Gala compliments the Virginia Living Museums’ mission by featuring an artfully prepared menu with local and sustainable resources by the talented Cuisine & Company. Following the exquisite dinner is a live auction led by Kyle Hause and live music provided by the band Forte and aerial feats by a magical otter!
A full list of items for auction can be found
at: https://thevlm.org/join/donate/otter-ball/ Items up for live auction include Animal Experiences and/or adoptions with baby alligators, river otters, red wolves and more plus, naming rights to a Sandbar Shark, Private Stargazing Party, Museum Birthday Bash, Private VIP Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Cocktail Party and Mastodon Preservation Preparation & Tour.
The exclusive wine sponsor of the evening is Williamsburg Winery. Supporting sponsors are Abbitt Realty, Ferguson, Harry and Judy Wason, Spain Commercial, W.M. Jordan Company, Riverside Health Systems, Charles and Mari Ann Banks, Northwestern Mutual, Casey Auto Group, Cell Phone Zone, Robert Brown and Associates, Marquee Homes, Inc., The Vacation Channel, Jeff’s Flowers of Course and Simple Soul Photography.
The Otter Ball Conservation Gala Fundraiser is the leading contributor to the Museum’s conservation mission. The community’s continuous support enables the Museum to sustain and strengthen conservation through educational experiences for the community.
The elegant black tie affair is presented by TowneBank, with historically 200 guests in attendance. In 2018, the museum raised an impressive $120,000, with funding directly supporting the Virginia Living Museum’s mission to deliver engaging natural science and conservation education through quality exhibits, lve animal demonstrations, 1,300 classes and programs and special events throughout the year.
For more information and for tickets to the Gala, please visit https://thevlm.org/join/donate/otter-ball/ or call 757-595-1900. The Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I-64, exit 258A. You can also find the Virginia Living Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Featured Chef: Cuisine & Company in Norfolk, VA.
Live Entertainment: Forte
Formal attire, black tie suggested. Age 21+
Tickets: $150 per person. Limited availability. Purchase tickets
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601