Presents The 17th Annual Putting on the Ritz-A Gala of Giving

It's time again to make plans to join us on November 6, 2010, for one of North Carolina's most stunning and exciting black-tie fundraising galas of the year!

Since 1994, the Scotland Memorial Foundation has played annual host to its premiere fundraising event, Putting on the Ritz-A Gala of Giving. From the moment of arrival, Ritz guests enjoy five-star service, including valet parking, coat-check services, and assistance by our maitre d' in directing guests to their reserved seating in our extraordinarily elegant ballroom. Once in the ballroom, guests partake of exquisitely prepared entrees and decadent desserts prepared by our Master Chef.

Silent and Live Auctions
During the evening, lively competition takes center stage as guests bid on one-of-a-kind items and packages in the Ritz silent and live auctions, directed by auctioneer, Matt Holiday. From pottery to Christmas decorating to vacations, these items will generate some serious bidders. The evening's top package is a vacation for two in a suite at a U.S. Ritz-Carlton hotel for four days, three nights. The package includes airfare for two. It's a trip worth approximately $6,200. The Ritz-Carlton caters to your every whim and pampers you with refined elegance and impeccable service. Don't miss out on this item, your bid could be the winner.

And, as if that were not enough indulgence and excitement for one evening, guests will dance the night away to ballroom musical selections and a live performance by Cammy Award winning The Holiday Band.

If you need a little help polishing your dance skills, the Active Laurinburg Group can help you out. When you purchase your Ritz tickets, Active Laurinburg invites you to attend free two complimentary dance classes. Classes are held at Scotch Meadows Country Club, 8100 Tartan Rd., Laurinburg, on the following dates. Select two or attend all five. After your two free classes the cost is $20 per couple per night.

October 4, Waltz & Swing
October 11, Tango & Hustle
October 18, Rumba & Shag
October 25, Foxtrot & Salsa
November 1, Waltz & Cha Cha
Contact Sharon at 910-331-9965 or by e-mail at sharon@americandance

Putting on the Ritz funds:
The cost of annual mammograms so women will not have to skip testing simply because of financial concerns.
Items for cancer patients such attractive wigs and other important personal items so they can live a more dignified life.
Financial assistance to fill the critical need of many patients who do not have enough money to buy their own prescriptions.
Maintenance of serenity gardens, aviaries, and aquariums for the enjoyment of the senior residents at the Edwin Morgan Center.
Scholarship for high school seniors interested in pursuing a collegiate course of study in the medical profession.
Free sports physicals to middle and high school students.

The Evening's Highlights
Despite the evening's fine food and festivities, the true highlights of the evening are the individuals who attend Putting on the Ritz. Because of their generous financial support, Scotland Memorial Foundation is able to use the net proceeds from the Ritz to fund numerous community-based health programs and services each year.

By donating to the Foundation you are making a statement that says you care . . . . . about the health of your community, about the health of your neighbors, about the health of your family.

Together, let's create a healthier community for all - one patient at a time!

Ritz Sponsorships

Presenter - $25,000
Gold Underwriter - $10,000
Silver Underwriter - $5,000
Bronze Underwriter - $3,000
Donor - $500
Individual - $250.00

Click to view our list of sponsors and the sponsors benefits.

To Purchase Tickets

Reserve your seating by calling the Foundation office at (910) 291-7543 or click
here to download complete details and a contribution package.

Underwriter Levels

In order to receive recognition in our event program we need your commitment by September 10, 2010. However, you may still support this event past this deadline. Click here to download complete details and an Underwriters' contribution package.

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