Annual Gear Up for Winter Un-Gala ®

Celebrate 10 Years of Keeping Kids Warm in Philadelphia

Give thanks. Give back. Give together.

This year, we’ve moved our Gear Up for Winter Un-Gala 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. Mark your calendar and reserve your spots now for one or both of our signature Un-Gala events at the Giving Factory:

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.

Check back for our full auction listing, including Dinner for 10 at the Food Network kitchens, vacation getaways, and other unique experiences. 

  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.

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.

Yes! I want to help keep kids warm this winter!

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: