Save the Date for Gala 2019: Nov. 22 at Tappan Hill

Our biggest annual fundraiser of the year is coming this November. We need gala committee volunteers, event sponsors, auction donors, and, of course, attendees for this festive evening of food, drink, music, literary camaraderie, and celebration. Please join us and let us know if you want to donate and/or help leading up to this in any capacity at any level. We are grateful for your support.


Ways to participate in our gala

make a
monetary DONATION

Check off “gala” when you contribute if you’d like your funds to go into our gala fundraising efforts.

donate items
for our AUCTION

We encourage local businesses and organizations to donate items we would then sell in our silent auction. Popular items range from restaurant certificates to jewelry, wine, workshops, movie tickets, and special experiences. Click to view and/or print a PDF of our auction donation form that will open in another window. Donors receive mention in our newsletters and in our gala program. 

become a

We welcome sponsorships at various levels with the benefits of exposure in our newsletters, on our website, and at the gala itself in a printed program and digital slideshow. 


Reserve your seat now for our biggest party of the year. Tickets available per table, per person, and with deeply discounted rates for HVWC students/instructors.

The venue 

Tappan Hill Mansion is located on the former estate of Mark Twain in the scenic Hudson Valley. Just 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan, the Mansion is easily accessible from the entire tri-state area. Nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson, this stunning stone structure features luxurious rooms and garden terraces. Dinner, appetizers and cocktails served by the incomparable Abigail Kirsch Catering.