SARASOTA, Fla. – Designing Daughters of Sarasota (DesigningDaughtersSarasota.com), a charitable organization of young professional women dedicated to enhancing the community and cultivating the next generation of philanthropists through strategic granting, is hosting its biggest annual event of the season – the 7th annual A Fashionable Gala: Shipwrecked.
This year’s event will take place on Friday, May 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the local crowd favorite, Mote Aquarium. Attendees will enjoy a glitzy evening under the sea with live entertainment and flooded with fun fashion, oceanic delights and signature cocktails.
Directly benefiting the Designing Daughters of Sarasota’s grant program, all proceeds will be awarded to community nonprofits. Last year, the organization held its first-ever grants ceremony and awarded over $60,000 to 15 local nonprofits.
Individual tickets are $95 and include an open bar. Tickets can be purchased at DesigningDaughtersSarasota.com and can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. The event chairs are Anne Marie Timm, Ashley Gruters, Ashley Reeves, Kelly Calamaras and Sheena Maini.
About Designing Daughters of Sarasota
Designing Daughters of Sarasota is a charitable organization of young professional women dedicated to enhancing the community and cultivating the next generation of philanthropists through strategic granting. Shelley Lister, then a Designing Women Boutique board member, founded Designing Daughters in 2009. The charitable organization was formed as a committee to attract younger supporters and to help the organization with its fundraising efforts. Designing Daughters of Sarasota has partnered with The Roskamp Foundation to maximize its giving potential.
With close to 100 members, Designing Daughters of Sarasota’s goal is to give grants to several local charities each year and with almost no overhead, and the majority of its fundraising does just that. Designing Daughters of Sarasota is made up of an impressive list of local, young and influential women who are well connected in the community and have been very successful in forming strategic alliances and securing underwriters to cover the expenses for these events.