Excellent Events That Put The “Fun” In Fundraiser In Philly This Fall

Dance, eat or play bingo to raise awareness for important causes this autumn...

Not only do Philadelphians love a party, but we also love a party with a purpose.

This fall in Philly, charity events of all kinds offer guests the opportunity to have a fantastic time while helping to raise funds and awareness for causes near and dear to our hearts.

Whether you want to help promote the arts, fight cancer or anything in between, there’s a philanthropic event on the fall calendar that’s right for you.

Check out these philanthropic events in Philly this fall.

Philly FEASTIVAL for Fringe Arts

Photo courtesy Feastival

Culinary and performance arts come together for FEASTIVAL, the annual food-centric fundraiser for contemporary arts organization FringeArts and the Fringe Festival that gathers dozens of top Philadelphia chefs and amazing performers to raise funds that contribute to the city’s cultural economy.

Philly FEASTIVAL for Fringe Arts

When:Thursday, September 28
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$300

www.phillyfeastival.com

Twilight in the Garden at Bartram's Garden

This oasis of quiet fields and modest 18th-century farm buildings is where gardening first took root in America. This fall, help those roots continue to flourish by supporting the historic garden via a cocktail party and dinner. The festivities also include guided tours of the garden at sunset, an auction and, of course, stunning skyline views.

Twilight in the Garden at Bartram's Garden

When:Thursday, October 5, 5:30-9 p.m
Where:Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Cost:$95+

www.bartramsgarden.org

PHS PHeaSt on South

People at the PHS Pop Up GardenPhoto courtesy PHS Pop Up Garden

Eat your way through the evening during PHS PHeaSt, which raises money to support the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. This delicious event will feature an unforgettable garden-to-table tasting menu from the area’s great chefs. For the first time this year, the party heads outdoors to take over one of the PHS Pop-Up Gardens for the evening.

PHS PHeaSt on South

When:Friday, October 6
Where:PHS Pop Up Garden, 15th and South streets
Cost:$150+

www.phsonline.org

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus Fall Ball

Celebrate this beloved Chorus’ 35th anniversary season with a night of American Bandstand classics, great food, drinks, silent and live auction, as well as special live entertainment. This party gives attendees the chance to hit the dance floor with like-minded folks while raising money for PGMC to help expand its community outreach programming.

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus Fall Ball

When:Saturday, October 7
Where:Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street
Cost:$150+

www.pgmc.org

James Beard Foundation Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

The annual James Beard Foundation Taste America event is a national 10-city tour from the producers of the "Oscars of the food world," as the James Beard Awards are known. This fall, the all-star series stops in Philadephia with a chance for some seriously spectacular dining. The Taste Philadelphia Benefit Dinner presents an opportunity for attendees to sample dishes from amazing local chefs like Nicholas Elmi and Richard Landau, as well as visiting James Beard Award-winner Marc Murphy, James Beard Award-winner Greg Vernick and so many more.

James Beard Foundation Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

When:Friday, October 13, 6 p.m.
Where:Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd Street
Cost:$300+, dinner; $50, after party only

www.jamesbeard.org

Fête the Fifth: The Barnes Foundation Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Photo courtesy The Barnes Foundation

This October, the Barnes Foundation marks five years of exhibiting its incredible collection and special exhibitions on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. To celebrate, the Barnes presents special anniversary programs October 1-23, including what's sure to be a fabulous party and evening of cabaret on October 13.

Fête the Fifth: The Barnes Foundation Fifth Anniversary Celebration

When:Friday, October 13, 7-10 p.m.
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$250+

www.barnesfoundation.org

Blingo to Cure Duchenne

Just like the name sounds, Blingo is a night of bingo and bling seeking to make a difference for the thousands suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This celebration and fundraiser features cocktails, food, music and a live auction.

Blingo to Cure Duchenne

When:Saturday, October 14, 7-11 p.m.
Where:The Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th Street at Liberty Place
Cost:$200+

www.cureduchenne.org/blingo

Chestnut Hill Black & White Gala and Live Auction

Help support the Chestnut Hill Community Association in style at this neighborhood soiree. The evening will include dinner, dancing and live music from the Rich Posmontier Ensemble.

Chestnut Hill Black & White Gala and Live Auction

When:Saturday, October 14, 7-10 p.m.
Where:8835 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
Cost:$90-$95

www.chestnuthill.org

31st Annual AIDS Walk Philly and AIDS Run Philly

Whether as spectators, volunteers, runners, walkers or sponsors, more than 10 thousand people will take part in the city’s annual AIDS Walk Philly and AIDS Run Philly. One of the original walks of its kind in the country, the AIDS Walk Philly and AIDS Run Philly was a forerunner and now there are dozens of walks in the Philadelphia area alone.

31st Annual AIDS Walk Philly and AIDS Run Philly

When:Sunday, October 15; check-in begins at 6:30 a.m.; run starts at 7:30 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m.
Where:Departs from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

www.aidswalkphilly.org

GLOW in the Park

Held for the first time this year at the Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, the park will alight for the night during this exciting event to benefit the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

GLOW in the Park

When:Thursday, October 19, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where:Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 Horticultural Drive
Cost:$75+

www.myphillypark.org

Pachanga de Los Muertos Fundraiser at Fleisher Art Memorial

Dia de lost MuertosPhoto courtesy Fleisher Art Memorial

This preview party for the big Día de los Muertos procession and celebration (on Sunday, October 29) invites guests to learn more about the culture and traditions of Mexico, meet artists Ana Palma and César Viveros and savor cuisine and cocktails from Juan Carlos Romero of PhillyTacos. All proceeds from this event support Fleisher’s art education programs.

Pachanga de Los Muertos Fundraiser at Fleisher Art Memorial

When:Friday, October 27, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Cost:$100, general public; $90, members

www.fleisher.org

PAFA Uncorked

The Young Friends of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) group spearheads this party, which includes wine, cocktails and music. Proceeds benefit the institution’s Community Education initiatives.

PAFA Uncorked

When:Saturday, November 11, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where:118 N. Broad Street
Cost:$75; $50 for Young Friends of PAFA

www.pafa.org

RAIR Trash Bash

Join in supporting RAIR’s environmentally conscious arts initiatives — RAIR stands for "Recycled Artist In Residency" — by hitting up the RAIR Trash Bash. At what’s sure to be a hip party at the Crane Arts Building, enjoy drinks, snacks, artist sightings and a special exhibit and silent auction of artwork by friends of RAIR. Plus, the evening will honor Philadelphia arts advocate John Ollman of Fleisher/Ollman Gallery.

RAIR Trash Bash

When:Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-10 p.m.
Where:Crane Arts, 1400 N. American Street
Cost:$25, early-bird general admission; $65, early-bird VIP (early-bird prices available through October 15); $75-$80 at the door

www.rairphilly.org

The InLiquid Benefit: Everyone is a Collector

Photo courtesy InLiquid

During this annual multi-day fete, InLiquid showcases an incredible array of works produced by a huge selection of local artists, with the proceeds going back to sustain InLiquid’s ongoing mission to support local visual artists through its online presence and community programming.

The InLiquid Benefit: Everyone is a Collector

When:November 2-5
Where:Crane Arts Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American Street
Cost:$15-$100

www.inliquid.org

Fall into Art Hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Young Friends of the PMA invite party guests to "party with a purpose" in support of the Philadelphia Musuem of Art and its collections. Guests at this annual bash will be among the first to view the new Old Masters Now exhibition, which includes pieces by Rembrandt, Monet, Titian and more. The celebration includes access to the special exhibition, tunes courtesy of DJ Royale, dancing, food, open bars and plenty of surprises.

Fall into Art Hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Saturday, November 4, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$65; $45 for Young Friends

www.philamuseum.org

Night at the Market: A 25th Anniversary Celebration to Benefit The Food Trust

Reading Terminal MarketPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Have you ever wondered what the bustling Reading Terminal Market might be like after hours? This December, find out while supporting a great cause by attending Night at the Market. This celebration marks the 25th anniversary of The Food Trust, the organization behind the seasonal Night Market Philadelphia food festivals, and includes pay-as-you go food and drink, Miller's Twist pretzel twisting (and eating), cooking demos and more.

Night at the Market: A 25th Anniversary Celebration to Benefit The Food Trust

When:December 1, 7-10 p.m.
Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street
Cost:$25 in advance; $40 at the door; $250, VIP admission with unlimited food & drink

www.thefoodtrust.org

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