The ‘Party with a Heart’ Has Raised More Than $2.2 Million for Local and National Charities.
The Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. presents the 7th annual Unbridled Eve Derby Gala on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom, 140 N. 4th Street in Louisville, KY 40202. Proceeds from the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala, an Official Event of the Kentucky Derby, benefit numerous charitable causes through the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The lavish event, with previous headliner performances from such musical giants as Luke Bryan, Robin Thicke, Wynonna Judd, Morris Day & the Time, and REM’s Mike Mills, has emerged as the premier pre-Derby party. More than 1,000 guests, including celebrities and VIPs, will experience the glamorous evening featuring dazzling specialty bars generously provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits serving fine wines, champagnes, and custom cocktails specially created for Unbridled guests by top mixologists.
The star-studded celebration continues with silent auction bidding on more than 100 unique and coveted items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Guests will be treated to a plated gourmet meal served in the Grand Ballroom which is exquisitely decorated by Millennium Events. Always highly anticipated, the night is topped off with multi-genre musical experiences featuring many stars of yesterday and today. This year’s performers will be announced shortly.
Since its inception in 2012, the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. has supported more than 30 charities with over $2.2 million in both direct proceeds from the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala and additional funding received due to exposure gained in conjunction with the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala. 2017 beneficiaries included Blessings in a Backpack, the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at Fund for the Arts, the Animal Care Society, APRON, Inc., Down Syndrome of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical Foundation, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Camp, Metro United Way, Miracle League of Louisville, Inc., Operation Homefront, SOS International dba Supplies Over Seas, Super Student Athletes, USA Cares, WESTEC (The Blue House) and Winter HAYven.
Champion sponsor of the 2018 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala is Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Other sponsors include CIGNA, CDW Healthcare, Century Mortgage, Wayne & Kathy Richards, Barry Wooley Designs, the Nora Roberts Foundation, the Churchill Downs Foundation and Churchill Downs Inc., the Galt House Hotel, Delta Dental of Kentucky, Planet Fitness/Sun Tan City, Montgomery Chevrolet, MPI Printing, Bella Vita Media, Mightily, dRAE Media & Marketing, Mac in a Snap, Ronaldo Designer Jewelry, Louisville Magazine, and Today’s Woman.