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2016 Gala: The Gift of Life's Christmas in the City

A Black Tie Orlando Event

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016  from 5pm to 11pm.

WHERE: Wyndham Orlando Resort at Sandlake and International Drive.

The clock is ticking...the time for our next annual Black Tie Gala is coming soon and we are very excited. Join in on the fun and touching moments as we come together to have a good time and raise funds. The proceeds for the event will go to support The Gift of Life so that we can continue to support premature infants and their families during and after their stay in the NICU. Our 2016 Gala is set to be an extra special one, as Jody McBrayer, former Avalon gospel music lead singer is performing live.



2016 Gala at Wyndham Orlando Resort

Enjoy a Lovely Evening at Wyndham Orlando Resort

The Wyndham Orlando Resort located near the intersection of Sand Lake and International Drive is right at the heart of the city's most popular area for tourism. It is a beautiful property and the gorgeous ballroom where our event will be held is an experience awaiting you. Don't miss out on your opportunity to attend our 2016 gala...

Meet Our Celebrity Guests and Sponsors:


Celebrity Performers:

Christine MacPhail/Orlando Harpist

Jim Ferrell/Auctioneer

Rico Michael Jackson

Jacki Manna/Ventriloquist

Michael Matteson

 Whitney Lynn

Mrs. Vietnam

Santa Claus

Mrs. Claus


Marilyn Monroe

Mickey Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Mrs. Florida

Mrs. Lake Mary

Christopher Gaitan/Vocalist

Princess Sophie

Princess Tia

Dr. Hilton Bernstein/Speaker

Richard King/Speaker

Lori Jean Smith/Violinist

Leanne Levette/Children's Author

Cirque Kalandra/Cirque Performers and Living Statues

Jody McBrayer/Former Lead Singer of Avalon

Tony Brent/ Comic Magician

Miss Melbourne

Foot Works Dance Team

Studio K

Commissioner Samuel Ings

Jerry Alicea/ Former Professional Dancer from Chorus Lines

Miss Citrus Florida


Event Corporate Sponsors:

Wyndham Orlando Resort

John Michael Events

RJ Glamour and Innovation

Roque Productions

Orlando DJ and Lighting 

Treasured Moments

Just for You Photobooths

Southern Elegance Limousine

AV Media

123 Photography

Aloma Printing

Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Florida Technical College

Seishin Day Spa

Florida Candy Buffet

Taveras Productions

Sleep Angel

Productions by Faith

Amercian Fundraising Foundation

Godiva Chocolates

Cole Law Firm

Must Have Memorabilia

Queen Ascension

Celebration Family Chiropractic


Courtney Leasing

Men's Warehouse

Plan on being in Orlando in September? Don't Miss Out...

We have a lot of excitement lined-up for our guests, including:

A formal dinner

Celebrity entertainment

A charity auction

and much more...

This 2016 gala is all about upscale fun for the entire family for the sake of supporting a great cause. Corporate tables, group discounts, child, and VIP tickets are available first-come, first serve. Be a part of supporting parents and families who have preemies that are in the NICU.

Consider Becoming a Volunteer or Sponsor

For Businesses:

Are you a business owner or corporate executive? We welcome corporate sponsors from all industries. Get more online and offline marketing exposure for your business while doing something good for those too small to do for themselves. Your logo and marketing information will be placed prominently on our website, and gala information and promotion materials.

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For Celebrities

Put your talents and fame to work for a good cause. Each year, we have a long list of celebrities participate in our gala by entertaining and taking pictures with our guests. Participating in our annual black tie gala is a great way for you to gain more exposure and renown. Let us add you to the roster!

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For Volunteers

The Gift of Life seeks volunteers year round, but especially for our annual gala. You can make a big difference in the lives of preemies and their families even by doing something as simple as greeting guests or handing out flyers.

See Opportunities


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