Annual Gear Up for Winter Un-Gala ®

Celebrate with us!

We are excited to mark this significant milestone during our annual Un-Gala.  This year, we’ve moved our Gear Up for Winter signature event up to November so we can get ahead of the season and begin to outfit children with warm clothing, heavy coats, boots, hats & mittens before the temperatures drop too severely. 

Help us keep kids warm by supporting this critical initiative. Join us at one or both of our 10th Anniversary Un-Gala events at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in West Conshohocken:

Un-Gala Preview Night   Un-Gala Family Day
Friday, November 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Saturday, November 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate in style and enjoy a grown-up night out for a great cause with fresh cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music & silent auction.

Our auction is now open for online bidding! View the full catalog, including unique experiences, vacation getaways, sports & entertainment options and great gifts!

  All ages are welcome for an impactful day of kid-friendly fun and hands-on service followed by a hot, tasty luncheon. 

Un-Gala Family Day has become a special tradition, combining philanthropy with volunteerism in a festive celebration supporting local kids in need.

“There are no words to describe the feeling of being in the Giving Factory, surrounded by hundreds of families who share your wish to leave no child without basic necessities, and who feel so passionately about the importance of this, that they bring their own children in order to ensure that future generations grow up in a community where compassion, giving and selflessness are common place.  Attending the Un-Gala is truly a priceless experience.” Kim D.

Family Leadership Circle member


All Gear Up for Winter sponsorships include event participation and annual membership in the Family Leadership Circle (FLC). FLC members are invited to special events throughout the year and given priority access to family volunteer opportunities, helping to foster empathy, community responsibility, and good citizenship in their children through the shared experience of philanthropy and volunteering.

Corporate supporters receive thanks and recognition via social media, website & event collateral, and a unique volunteer experience for employees & their families.

FLC membership/Gear Up for Winter sponsorship donations can be made with a one-time donation or pledged with a monthly or quarterly payment plan.

Support Level Donation Children Served Un-Gala Guests*
Family $1,000 30 5
Friend $2,500 75 10
Bronze $5,000 150 15
Silver $10,000 300 20
Gold $25,000 750 25


Individual Preview Night tickets = $125 each ($250 per couple).

* Family level supporters may bring up to 5 people to either Family Day or Preview Night.  Higher level supporters can divide their total number of guests between both events.

10th Anniversary Gear Up for Winter Un-Gala Honorary Chairs:

Lynn & Jim Dever, Philadelphia Market President, Bank of America
Ree & Fran Dunphy, Temple University Men’s Basketball Coach
Robin & John Marcante, Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Vanguard
Jennifer & Daylin Leach, Pennsylvania State Senator

Presented by:

The Marcante Family

Bank of America

Many thanks to our supporters below for helping to make our 10th Anniversary Un-Gala events extra special: