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grief relief gala

18th Annual Grief Relief Gala


Comfort Zone Camp builds resilient communities through therapeutic programs that give youth the opportunity to belong and contribute. Grieving youth, when connected to a supportive community, give back in meaningful ways and gain perspective, self-worth, and purpose. The community has a vital role in creating an environment that promotes and empowers young people to grieve, heal, and give back.


This year’s Grief Relief Gala is your opportunity to CONTRIBUTE to that process. Get your “glamp on” and join us Saturday, March 25th, for an evening of celebration as we support the children of Comfort Zone Camp!


How to Glamp
Support resilience building programs for youth as you enjoy fabulous food, creative cocktails, and amazing auction packages all while dancing the night away with camping flare! Wear "camping couture" or cocktail attire to celebrate in style. Don't know about "camping couture?" Check out our Facebook event page to get fashion tips and the inside scoop on glamping fun.



How to Contribute

The 2017 Grief Relief Gala will be held at The Jefferson Hotel, and features silent and live auctions, a cocktail buffet, open bar, live music and dancing, and accommodations for top sponsors. A Little Hope will be honored as an innovator in the childhood bereavement field. Comfort Zone Camper, Jake Mailloux, will share his personal story on the impact of our partnership with A Little Hope and how your contribution impacts youth. We invite you to attend, be a sponsor or be a host and make the connection for others that children should not grieve alone!



Register Today!

Tickets for the year's event are $150 each and include a cocktail buffet, open bar, live music and dancing. Click here to reserve your spot.






Click here for our sponsorship packet. If your company is interested in becoming a Gala sponsor, please contact Martha Schley Smith at [email protected] or (804) 282-2192, ext. 215





VIP Host

Be a VIP Host for your friends and family with a reserved table that includes special amenities and 10 tickets to the Gala. For additional information, please contact Anne Marie Worthy at [email protected] or (804) 282-2192, ext. 226. Reserved VIP Host tables are limited.




Kelly and Brian Cannon ~ Renee and Charlie Connell ~ Lara Fawell ~ W. Mercer Ferguson ~ Noel Feminella ~ Sara and Jack Heisler

Marisa and John Keegan ~ Zach Kewer and Alison D. Stuart ~ Emily and Tom Love

Sue Paternoster and Tricia Raneri ~ Autumn and Pete Shrock ~ Andrew and Kristen Weinman

Christine and Jason Williams ~ Mary Ann Wilson ~ Alice and Steve Brown ~ Jennifer and Christopher Carlin ~ Tracy and Jay Hartman

Craig Heah and Heather Zulauf ~ Susan and Rick Long ~ Lia and Chris Mooney 

Katie Musick ~ Heather and Steve Sams ~ Autumn and Pete Shrock ~ Rachel and Curt Straub ~ Jennifer and Samual Tarry 

Daniel Wright ~ Jill and Chris Coleman




































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