Join us under the Ulla Searing Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park south of The Mall a UTC for cocktails and a mouthwatering dinner by Michael’s On East. One of Sarasota’s premier entertainment and fundraising events – a highly anticipated soiree every year! This is a Do Not Miss date on your social calendar!

On a Winter’s Night…

Icicles glisten on branches of bare trees
Snowflakes are dancing in the chilly breeze
The Big Top has frozen icy silver and white
To celebrate the Circus Arts on this magical night!

Join us for interactive circus fun!

Meet and mingle with Sarasota’s circus royalty
Circus Performances
Best Dressed contest
Live Music
Silent Auction
Live Auction
and more…

Gala Committee

Laurel Ash
Karen MacDonald-Basile
Alexandra Barcomb
Krystel Beall
Jane Bennett
Marilyn Billib
Uta Christ-Janer
Jack Dean
Cherie Gorenstein
Janet Hunter
Dolly Jacobs-Reis
Pat Johnson
Mike Marraccini

Linda McKnight
Gila Meriwether
Nancy Mina
Gloria Moss
Renee Phinney
Mary Ann Robinson
Susan Russell
Molly Schechter
Stephanie Shaw
Melissa Spillenkothen
Marcia Jean Taub
Barb Tye
Lauren Walsh

VIP Tables & Sponsorships available

For more information contact Jennifer Gemmeke, at or 941.355.9335, ext. 301.

Proceeds from The 2018 Gala support CAC human service programs that promote accessible and inclusive outreach, education, healthcare and inter-generational connections through the circus arts.

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors: