Nonprofit Galas Go Virtual, Hoping Supporters Follow Online

Lisa Scails | April, 20, 2020

The date hasn’t changed, but that’s about all that is the same. Major fundraising events for area nonprofits have gone back to the drawing board to quickly reinvent their galas, rather than postpone to an uncertain future. Three nonprofits – Ability Beyond, Best Buddies and the Hartford Symphony – are actively spreading the word, and hoping that traditional supporters, and some who may be new to the cause, respond to this year’s unique circumstances.

Each year, Ability Beyond relies on the proceeds from its elegant black-tie gala to provide a hopeful future for more than 3,000 individuals with disabilities served by the nonprofit organization. Due to this year’s unprecedented pandemic, the “2020 and Beyond” Gala has been reinvented as the “No Go Gala”. The newly designed virtual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 via a livestream webcast from 6 to 7 p.m.