Me Fine Gala – 2018

Get ready for a night of magic

Saturday, October 27, 2018
City Club, Downtown Raleigh
7:00 – 11:00pm

Same place. Different party.

Gold Mardi Gras style mask sitting on top of green, purple and gold beads

And what a party it will be! Our 2018 gala sponsored by Centrifuge Media will be tapping into the sights, sounds, and soul of New Orleans at Raleigh’s City Club on Saturday, October 27. Expect the unexpected, especially if you’ve been a past gala attendee.

You’ll be dazzled by big brass, roaming performers, and incredible eats at this Big Easy Masquerade Ball. Our annual gala is our time to come together to raise critical funds that go to support for families of seriously ill children in our communities.

What are you waiting for? Help us make this the most successful fundraiser in Me Fine’s 14-year history!

Purchase tickets: Tickets are on sale now. Your ticket includes:

  • New Orleans-themed heavy h’ors doeuvres and desserts
  • Open bar for beer and wine
  • Opportunity to be dazzled by Magic Roman, have your tarot cards read, take a selfie with a stilt walker, and more
  • First access to bid on our silent auction packages
  • Chance to take home special experiences in our live auction
  • Big band brass sounds thanks to the members of Boom Unit
  • After party with DJ at City Club

If you purchase your gala tickets before September 30, you will be entered into a drawing for a free car service the night of the gala. That’s right: you can leave your transportation worries at home and get whisked to City Club no matter where you live.

“Give & Go” Trip Raffle

You can also purchase a raffle ticket (one ticket for $100 or six for $500) for a chance to win an incredible vacation! You have five fabulous options: New York, Costa Rica, Napa Valley, Las Vegas, and Whistler. You can find all of the details for each destination here.

If you can’t make it to the 2018 Gala, you can still purchase a “Give & Go” raffle ticket! Don’t miss out. One of these locations is calling your name…

Have a question about our gala? See if we’ve answered it in our Frequently Asked Questions guide.

Find information about valet service and parking for the 2018 gala here.

Learn more about the five trips offered in our trip raffle here.

Curious about what will be in our live auction? Read through the incredible experiences you can raise your paddle for!

Want a sneak peek at what to expect? Check out photos from our 2017 gala.


2018 Keynote: Dr. Benny Joyner


We are thrilled to announce that our 2018 Gala keynote speaker: Benny Joyner, Jr., MD, MPH, FCCM. Dr. Joyner serves as the Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the Clinical Director of the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center at the NC Children’s Hospital located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

A former high school teacher, his passion is (and has always been) the well-being and education of children, locally and abroad.  Dr. Joyner has committed his career to caring for critically ill children at the PICU at the NC Children’s hospital as well as educating students, residents, fellows and families about the challenges faced by children who are critically ill.  A patient safety advocate, he has authored numerous articles and book chapters on the importance of interprofessional teamwork and communication. In addition, he serves several committees of the American Heart Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

A Tar Heel Basketball fan and avid comic book reader, he currently calls Durham home where he lives with his wife, Rebecca, three kids (Stella, Nora and Nate) and two dogs (Fudge and Freya).

2018 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Centrifuge Media Logo

Major In-Kind Sponsor

Environmental Holding Group logo

Changing Lives

Thompson Automotive Group logo

Building Communities

Caring Hearts

FastMed Urgent Care logo
WakeMed Hospital

Helping Hands

Biologics by McKesson logo

David & Mary Whitney Rakestraw

Riddick Insurance Group

Silent Auction Sponsor

Coldwell Banker: Howard Perry and Walston

Friends of Me Fine

Cookson & Cromer logo
Docusource logo
The Office of Bryan T. Griffin

Hal & Gail Perry

TCBH Cary logo