Our 9th Annual Gala at the Spiegeltent - A Big Success! - Red Hook Education Foundation

Our 9th Annual Gala at the Spiegeltent – A Big Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out on June 28th, 2019, to the Red Hook Education Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, to celebrate our community, its excellent schools, and the projects we support. Like always, we had exceptional live music (this year featured the amazing Grace Kelly and her band — see more below), delicious food, festive cocktails, and of course dancing — all in the Bard Spiegeltent’s awe-inspiring, gilded tent!

We couldn’t have done it without all our sponsors!

More About the Grace Kelly at the 2019 RHEF Gala…

We were honored to have millennial jazz prodigy Grace Kelly perform at the 2019 Gala. Featured by Vanity Fair as a millennial shaking up the jazz world, Kelly’s state-of-the-art brand of jazz-pop is pushing her to the forefront of the fusion scene. Jon Batiste, bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, has said of her, “Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room.” Indeed, she set the Spiegeltent on fire!

Grace Kelly’s early career featured performances at Barack Obama’s 2016 inauguration and as a soloist with the Boston Pops playing an original composition arranged for the legendary orchestra; she has since then played over 900 shows as bandleader in 35 countries at venues like the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl and for the Montreal, Newport, and Montreux international jazz festivals.

Kelly has won numerous ASCAP and other songwriting awards, including a Grand Prize nod in the 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the song ‘Feels Like Home.’ 

There are always various ways to support the Gala & RHEF:

Become a Gala Sponsor – and get gala tickets with sponsorship!
Choose your sponsorship level from the pull-down menu below. Gala tickets for each sponsorship level include the following tickets:
• Starring role – 8 tickets and private booth
• Center Stage – 8 tickets
• Spotlight – 6 tickets
• Leading Role – 4 tickets
• Supporting Role – 2 tickets
For any questions about sponsorships for future galas and events, please reach out to us at info@redhookeducationfoundation.org!

Buy tickets to the Gala!
Don’t miss out on a fabulous community event that’s always a great kick-off to the summer. When our next Gala date is announced, you can buy your tix here:

Donate an Item or Service to the Auction
It’s a great way for local businesses to support the community and attract new loyal customers. Get in touch to discuss!

Just Donate!
You can always send any extra amount you like to us via PayPal using the donate button immediately below — every little bit helps!