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Did you know Unbridled Eve has connected charities to more than $3.8 million in funding?  Through direct donations and building relationships between corporate partners and beneficiaries, this one night of celebration has made a long-lasting impact.


Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel on May 6, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. with Dance Party admittance beginning at 10:00 p.m.
On Saturday the Mint Juleps will flow, the call to the post will sound, hooves will pound, dirt will fly, bets will be made and dreams will come true.
But first, come experience a night of Southern grace, glamour, charm and hospitality at its finest during the eighth annual Unbridled Eve Gala.
Held the night before the Kentucky Derby, the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala is one of the most anticipated black tie-optional events of the year for Louisville lovers,
celebrities and racing enthusiasts!

Come experience Louisville at its most generous and most glamorous next May.
Limited Edition Collectors Unbridled Eve Bracelets are still available. Click here to order.
Join us in making Unbridled Eve the very best it can be.


  • APRON Inc is so grateful for all the support that Unbridled Eve has given us through the years. Read More. 

    Gary Fox
  • Unbridled Eve is a unique opportunity to cast a national spotlight on the battle against weekend hunger that millions of American children are facing and Blessings in a Backpack’s work to feed those children. Our partnership with Unbridled Charitable Foundation has not only resulted in more children being fed each weekend in Kentucky through UE’s direct support, but also thousands more being fed across the country as Blessings is elevated to the national stage and new connections are made in the fight against weekend hunger.

  • Unbridled played a leading leadership role by not only being one of our initial scholarship donors. Read More

    Mario Urritia
    Super Student Athletes


Every year the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala Executive Committee selects the charitable beneficiaries to receive proceeds from the event.

Blessings in a Backpack and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts have once again been selected as the primary beneficiaries of the 2018 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala.

Through Blessings in a Backpack, a child living in a food-insecure situation can be fed on weekends for one year for just $130. Since 2012, the money donated by Unbridled Eve has provided 76,000 hunger-free weekends for kids across the nation, including Blessings first program at Roosevelt Perry Elementary School in Louisville. Students enrolled in this program show improved health, increased attendance, higher reading levels, and better test scores.

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