The Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. announced today its 17 charity beneficiaries chosen by the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala planning committee and sponsors.
These local and national philanthropic organizations will receive proceeds from the 6th Annual Gala taking place on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom, 140 N. 4 th Street, in Louisville. , KY 40202.
The two primary beneficiaries for this year’s Unbridled Eve Gala are Blessings in a Backpack and Fund for the Arts, both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
Blessings in a Backpack feeds nearly 92,000 children in 1064 schools in 47 states.
Blessings provides support for elementary school children who qualify for free and reduced price meals through the federal National School Lunch program and who have limited access to food on weekends.
Fund for the Arts (FFTA) supports a range of arts organizations and drives accessibility across neighborhoods, schools, community center, senior care facilities, parks, libraries, and public spaces in Greater Louisville. One of the oldest united arts funds in the country, FFTA and has raised more than $200 million since its establishment in 1949. In 2016, FFTA awarded 563 grants to schools and community organizations throughout the region to provide financing for arts experiences and administrative support.
In addition, Unbridled Eve Gala will benefit the Animal Care Society, APRON, Inc., Down Syndrome of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College Student Emergency Fund, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Camp, Louisville Dental Society Mobile Dental Van, Metro United Way, Miracle League of Louisville, Inc., Operation Homefront, SOS International dba Supplies Over Seas, Super Student Athletes, USA Cares, WESTEC (The Blue House) and Winter HAYven.
Since its inception in 2012, the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. has supported 31 charities in the amount of $1,626,108; both in both direct proceeds from the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala and additional funding received due to that came to the charities because of exposure to other funders gained in conjunction with the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala.
For a third year, Ronaldo Designer Jewelry has created two custom bracelets for the Gala. Proceeds from bracelet sales provide additional support for the charity beneficiaries and buyers are entered into a drawing for one-of- a-kind experiences with each bracelet purchase.
Unbridled Grace (silver/gold, $150, limited run of 300) Winner of the drawing receives: Sports Lovers Dream package for two with premium seats for back-to- back Kansas City Royals and KC Chiefs games (Saturday and Sunday). Includes luxury hotel accommodations, airfare vouchers, dinner at Capital Grille, and a VIP Chiefs and Royals swag bag with team gear and memorabilia.
Unbridled Glamour (silver/gold/black, $500, limited run of 50) Winner of the drawing receives: VIP Lakers Owners’ Box Experience for two.
Hosted by the first and only female NBA scout Bonnie-Jill Laflin. Includes open bar and dinner, Chairman’s Lounge access and VIP entrance with valet service.
Bracelets may be purchased on the Unbridled Eve website http://www.unbridledeve.com/bracelet/