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How do I get a ticket?

Tickets can be purchased right here on the website under the “Ticket” tab! You can also contact the American Cancer Society at 502-797-8658 or with any questions.

Can I reservice a table?

Absolutely! Sponsorship levels can be found under the “Sponsorship” tab. You can secure a table by emailing or calling 502-797-8658.

What should I wear?

The event attire is formal cocktail: tuxedos or suits, and long dresses or cocktail dresses.

What should I expect at the event?

That’s a big question! Here is a sample of what to expect (though we aren’t giving all of the details!):

A beautiful setting at the Louisville Marriott Downtown

More than 350 people fighting back against cancer

Complimentary bars with signature cocktail

EXCITING Live and Silent acutions

Interactive activities

What is the event timeline?

5:00 pm VIP Reception (for sponsors – by invitation only)

6:00 pm Hope Gala Louisville is open to all guests

7:00 pm Dinner begins

8:30 pm Program, including Live Auction and Paddle Raise

9:15 pm Music and Dancing

9:30 pm Silent auction winners announced

12:00 am Lights out!

What should I bring to the event?

A smile and your dancing shoes? We recommend you pre-regsiter for the event to make check in easier. Your credit card will be place on file for any purchases you make throughout the evening. We have incredible live and silent auction items for you to bid on. You can also enjoy participating our Hope Heist, Heads or Tails, Bourbon Pull and more!

Where should I park?

The Louisville Marriott Downtown offers garage parking for a minimal cost. Valet and overnight parking are available at the guest’s expense.

Can I use cash for purchases on the night of the event?

No, we do not accept cash at Hope Gala. Only credit cards and checks will be accepted.

How can I bid on silent auction items at the event?

Mobile bidding on cell phones will be used at Hope Gala. Please be sure to bring your fully charged cell phone with you.


Can I make a Hope Gala donation?

Yes, donations are being accepted using the DONATE link at the top of the website. We do not accept cash or for Hope Gala donations. Only credit cards and checks are accepted.


My company will match charitable donations. How does that work?

Contact your company’s Human Resources department to inquire about any matching programs offered. Once your company has matched your donation, please let us know so we can ensure your matching gift is credited to the 2024 Hope Gala Louisville.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

If you mail in your donation, the American Cancer Society will send you a receipt for your tax records, approximately six weeks after payment is received. If you donate online using your credit card, you will be directed to a confirmation page that can be printed for your tax records. In addition, an email will be sent to you that includes a receipt that can be printed for your records.


How will my donation be used?

Hope Gala donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to free the world from cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.


Didn’t answer your questions?

Please call 502-797-8658 or email