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The Darkness to Light Circle of Light Gala is a world-class charity event featuring an evening of fine dining, spectacular entertainment, an edge-of-your seat auction and a lively after-party. It is the biggest gala in the nation focused on protecting children from sexual abuse and raises up to $500,000 annually to further those efforts.
This year, the 11th annual gala will be held on Thursday, November 17th, in the Gaillard Auditorium. The theme is Havana Nights. This black tie evening brings together 13 of Charleston's finest chefs for a seated multi-course dinner and extravagant dessert. The evening starts with cocktails and hor d'oeuvres, spectacular entertainment, an edge-of-your seat live auction, and an after-party for dancing! Consistently ranked as the best party of the year, the D2L Gala raises awareness of child sexual abuse and funds for scholarships to better protect children.
Chefs involved in this year's event include:
- Nathan Thurston - The Ocean Room
- Michelle Weaver - Charleston Grill
- Tom Egerton - Muse
- Fred Neuville/ Marc Collins - Fat Hen/ Circa 1886
- Demeter Castanas - Grill 225
- Nico Romo - Fish
- Jeremiah Bacon/ Sean Park - Oak/ O-Ku
- Jacques Larson - Wild Olive
- Nate Whiting - Tristan
- Brett McKee - Stars
- Elliott Howells - Rue de Jean
- Craig Deihl - Cypress
- Tyler Dudley - Daniel Island Club
In addition to a night of incredible dining and glamor, Darkness to Light, will honor Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III with the 2011 Voice of Courage Award. Biden will join past Voice of Courage honorees including John Walsh, victim rights advocate and host of America’s Most Wanted; actress Anne Heche; and Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van Derbur.
To purchase tickets to the gala, click here.