Carolina Moonlight Gala 2014 a huge success!

Many thanks to all who participated!

Carolina Moonlight Gala - Evening Scene

On June 7th, 280 guests gathered for the 3rd annual Carolina Moonlight Gala for the North Carolina Botanical Garden. A lovely evening, spent amid the Garden's lovely plant collections, bejeweled by suspended paper moons under a waxing gibbous moon in the sky, made for our best and most successful green garden party yet! The calm and beauty of the scene, the excitement of the online auction finale and the enthusiasm of the high-energy live auction, all blended to create ideal conditions for some awesome fundraising for the Botanical Garden!

Presented by the Botanical Garden Foundation, the annual Gala raises funds to further the Garden's mission of inspiring and advancing a sustainable relationship between people and nature. Generous support from sponsors, donors, and guests contributed to a net increase of 30%+ (approximate; funds still coming in!) over Gala 2013!

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Chancellor Carol L. Folt and her husband, Dr. David R. Peart, were Honorary Chairs of Gala 2014. Above, Chancellor Folt addresses Gala guests on June 7th.

Become a Sponsor

Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors for their support! See the Gala Sponsors page for corporate links and details. Please contact Anne Lindsey (annelindseywcf @ gmail.com if you're interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2015 Gala.

Are you or your business interested in sponsoring the Gala? Learn more about how your support benefits the Garden and get the details about sponsorship. To get started, complete our Sponsorship Form and return to the included address.

Scenes from the 2014 Gala

View photos on the NC Botanical Garden's Facebook page: :

Scenes From the 2013 Gala

Photos from our 2013 Gala can also be viewed on the NCBG Facebook Page.

Our 2nd Annual Carolina Moonlight Gala was held May 18, 2013. Our video, prepared by senior UNC Journalism students who assisted us with marketing the 2014 Gala, shows scenes from the 2013 Gala. Enjoy!

A note about the Name and the Logo


Our annual Gala is named after a plant, of course!

The beautiful horticultural selection Baptisia X 'Carolina Moonlight' was selected at the North Carolina Botanical Garden by Rob Gardner in 2002. It is a cross between two of our native Baptisia species: white wild indigo (Baptisia alba) and the yellow wild indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa). This gorgeous hybrid well represents the Garden's significant contribution to native plant introductions and is a perfect symbol for our annual gala celebration. The logo design, top of this page, is by Sandra Brooks-Mathers, Cricket Taylor, and Lynn Goodpasture.


If you have any questions regarding attendance, sponsorship, or our silent auction, send a message to Anne Lindsey (annelindseywcf @ gmail.com).

Updated on July 25, 2014 at 02:25:32 pm.

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