Held the 2nd Thursday of November, the annual Gala is our biggest fundraiser. Designed to expand Legacy’s donor base, the Gala follows a Table Host model in which hosts prayerfully invite guests who are interested in Legacy’s vision and long-term partnership. Tickets/tables are not sold and the event is generously underwritten. With the desire to honor God in all our practices, including fundraising, our Legacy team initiated training through Life Steward Ministries in 2010 and has experienced God’s presence and increase by diligently following this model.
In 2020, to plan for potential issues with gathering during coronavirus exposure and caution on behalf of guests, we are pursuing a hybrid event, incorporating both in-person and virtual elements. We envision hosts gathering with their guests for dinner and viewing a virtual broadcast from a home or other location. We are planning a shorter, pre-recorded program, but with this exception, along with the location, hope to create a prayerful and elegant event, complete with a delivered meal.
Previous table hosts have been contacted regarding this change. Not all details are finalized and each hosts’ gathering looks different depending on the needs of those gathering. The evening’s agenda will be flexible, based on when the meal can be delivered, but will still include fellowship, prayer, meal, music/worship, program update, and sacrificial giving. Registered guests who are uncomfortable gathering in-person may also view the program update and give to the ministry that evening.