Annual DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Gala, 2020. Purchase tickets.

June 26, 2020

6.21.2020 Tickets available again! Join us for our (mostly) virtual event.

Now that our event is going virtual (mostly) we are able to sell tickets once again. Please scroll down to pay online or to print out an rsvp card. Please note that the new information is NOT updated on the rsvp card, and feel free to cross off and write in the new date. In our efforts to save costs, we are NOT mailing out new information, but will contact those who have purchased tickets via email with details and links for this event as we get closer.

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 3.19.2020  Please hold on any new ticket purchases. Our Gala is postponed until the COVID-19 precautions and restrictions are lifted.

We will post all updates when we set a new date with our venue. The situation quickly went from groups of 500 to groups of 250 the other day when we made the decision to reschedule, and is now a far lower number. We are so thankful for all who have offered their help and support at this challenging time for all. We hope all of our team members, families, friends and neighbors are staying healthy. 


Dear friends, we were trying hard to continue forward with our plans for our Gala, but we truly have no choice at this point. We are going to postpone our event, and are in the process of securing a new date with our venue.

This decision did not come easily. Indeed, it is not only our biggest fundraiser each year, but also a very special time for us to come together with friends old and new, and celebrate our mission in a heart-felt way.

However, the health and safety of our entire community must come ahead of all else. We will certainly let everyone know of our updates as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have already paid for your tickets, sponsorship, etc. your attendance will be honored at the event as planned. If you need to request a refund, please reach out as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your support and understanding.

Join us for this special occasion. Support children of the Greater Capital Region. 

Purchase your tickets here!

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020. 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

New date is Thursday, August 6th. Food pick up, wine pull and a photo opportunity will be in person.

Where:The River Stone Manor  1437 Amsterdam Road, Glenville, NY 12302
  • $100 per person General attendance *Rsvp needed by Friday, March 23rd.  New deadline is July 27th.
  • $150 per person Honorary Committee  *Rsvp needed by Friday, February 28th, in order to include your name in the event program. Deadline has passed.
  • $750 Table 8. * Can be one check or several, BUT ALL need to be sent together. * All guests’ names at your table are needed with RSVP. * Please note if separate thank you/receipt letters are needed. New: Group of 8.
  • $125 p/p if payment and or RSVP is received after due date of March 23rd. Deadline has passed.


Buy your Gala tickets! Click on the drop down below.

2020 Gala Tickets

Many thanks to Sean from for developing the shopping cart and button for tickets. 
Please download the invitation for print:  

Invitation & RSVP

New deadline for RSVPs – we must receive your count by 4 pm on July 27th to guarantee your meal.

As noted above, the RSVP card does not reflect our changes to the event, so please cross off our prior date and write in our new one!

Please download the forms below for more opportunities:

HONORARY COMMITTEE Gala2020  Deadline has passed.

Save-the-Date Forms Deadline has passed.

SPONSOR Gala2020 Save-the-Date Forms Deadline has passed.

ADVERTISING Gala2020 Save-the-Date Forms Deadline has passed.

AUCTION DONATIONS Gala2020 Save-the-Date Forms New deadline for auction items is July 22nd. 


HOTEL information: Courtyard Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor will save a block of discounted rooms for our guests seeking overnight accommodations. The last day to book is Friday, March 20, 2020. Use the link below to book your room.

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Integrating art projects into classroom themes.2020 Dare To Be Different Sponsors | Honorary Committee | Donors