Back by popular demand, Hotel Vin will usher in guests of the GRACE VIP Party in style on Wednesday, October 19! The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., but you can only get in by becoming a sponsor of the GRACE Gala!

This year, guests will be returning to the beautiful Rioja Terrace, where sponsors and volunteer leadership will be honored. Gala Silver sponsorships and up offer VIP Party invitations as part of the benefit package.

With the GRACE Gala less than two months away on November 5, the VIP Party will take a moment and thank the many sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and others who bring the Gala to life, and express gratitude for raising much-needed funds for client services and programs.

The VIP Party is also a great chance to meet and chat with others who have a heart for those GRACE serves. The fellowship and networking is second-to-none with the VIP Party guest list full of generous, forward-looking people with ties to local companies, large corporations, and other organizations.

The GRACE Gala is the single-largest fundraising event for GRACE during the year, and funds raised support all GRACE services including Emergency Assistance, Clothing and Food, Children’s Programs, Transitional Housing, Senior Services, and the Community Clinic.

GRACE Chief Executive Officer Shonda Schaefer will highlight the significance of the Gala campaign season, and recognize those, like Gala Co-Chairs Sheila and Jason Ridley, for their dedication, stamina, and inspiring leadership.

The most anticipated moment of the evening will be the announcement of the annual Angel of GRACE award winner. The Angel of GRACE is given each year to the person or organization who exemplifies GRACE’s mission of stewardship, compassion, and guidance toward self-sufficiency. The Angel of GRACE will then be announced publicly at the Gala.

The VIP Party is open to sponsors of the Gala. Sponsorships begin at $4,000 and include a table of ten for the Gala on November 5, plus many promotional and public relations benefits. For information about sponsorships, contact Mark Woolverton or visit