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Live Gala Event - February 18, 2023
Under the Stars at the Wonder Gardens
in Bonita Springs
$295 per person


We will be holding our live annual Tumaini Safari Gala on February 18, 2023 from 5-9 pm at an outdoor venue - the Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs.  Tickets are $295 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available and are described below.

Come and mingle with the flamingos and parrots at the unique and beautiful Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs.  Our event will include cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, an update from Dr. Susan Wilson and a fund a need paddle raise.  

The Silent Auction

The silent auction will be hosted online using Charity Auctions Today software and open on February 4, 2023, which is two weeks before the event, and it will continue through 8:00 pm on the night of the event. Live attendees will be bidding along with online bidders. 

You can click on the button below to register for and access the silent auction (NOTE: you will automatically be registered for the silent and live auctions if you purchase tickets to the event). Once you register, you will be notified when the silent auction starts and you will be directed to the auction page where you can view and bid on the silent auction items. 


Live Gala Event

Our live gala event will be held at the Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs from 5-9 pm. To purchase tickets, click on the information below.  By registering for the event you will also be able to participate in the online silent auction which will be held for two weeks prior to the gala.

Here is what to expect at the Gala event:

Cocktails and Dinner - we will be starting the evening with a cocktail hour served in the beautiful Wonder gardens. Feel free to stroll the gardens and enjoy with your drinks. Cocktails will be followed by a buffet dinner served in an open air pavilion. Our dinner will be catered by Artichoke and Company. The admission price includes 2 drink tickets. 

Entertainment - once again our event will feature the African dance troupe DeLou Dance Company performing African style drumming, singing and dancing.


Live auction - we will be holding a live auction during the event with our world famous auctioneer, PJ Obrecht. The live auction items will be listed on the Charity Auctions Today software during the silent auction but bids will only be accepted in person during the live event.  


Presentation by Dr. Susan Wilson - The founder of the Tumaini Fund, Dr. Susan Wilson, will provide a visual presentation along with an update on the current status of the Tumaini's Fund's work in Tanzania.  


Fund-A-Need - Finally, we will conduct an online  paddle raise for items that are urgently needed by the widows and orphans in Tanzania, including wells, motor bikes, houses. bicycles, school supplies and mosquito nets. We will be conducting the paddle raise during the event but people online can make donations using charity auctions today.   

The Following Sponsorship Opportunities are Available:

Friend of Tumaini  $650

Reserved seats for 2, recognition in event program

Gold Sponsor  $1400

Reserved seats for 4, table placard at event,

recognition in event program & on event website


Diamond Sponsor  $2900

Reserved seats for 8, table placard at event,

recognition in event program & on event website

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving"

-mother teresa- 

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