People will attend your fundraising gala because they want to support your organization. But, let’s face it — a fun or intriguing theme won’t hurt. After all, you want to maximize attendance from people who are willing to invest in your cause! This is where fundraising gala themes come into play.
You've probably heard of the Met Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute that draws every top celebrity in the country to one venue. Each year, the gala follows a certain theme:
- Rock Style, Cubism, and Fashion
- Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
- Punk: Chaos to Couture
While the Met Gala is one of the most extreme examples of gala themes, you can pick a theme that intrigues invitees and sets the tone for your entire event. But, what are some good fundraising gala themes you might consider? Here are 14 of our favorites. You can adapt them for your event or use them to kick-start your own imagination.