The Shelby Foundation Annual Fundraiser 2020
The Shelby Foundation Annual Fundraiser 2020


What a night! Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation’s annual fundraiser. Because of you, it was another successful event. We raised over $100,000 that will be invested back into the community.

2020 An Evening with The Shelby Foundation: For a Brighter Tomorrow Highlights

About the Annual Fundraiser:

The community sees the importance of The Shelby Foundation, and, every year, it rallies around in support of our annual fundraiser. While the Board made the difficult decision not to congregate together this year, they felt it was still important to have this event. Just like other nonprofit organizations, the Foundation relies heavily on your generosity, especially on this night. Every dollar raised helps us have a substantial and crucial impact on this community.

New Twist:

Mindful of the pandemic and everyone’s safety, it was important for the Foundation to develop a fundraiser where everyone could participate how and where they felt most comfortable, so this year’s event took a new twist. This hybrid event of virtual bidding, and in person host parties celebrated not just The Shelby Foundation but the entire community.

A True Community Event:

Friends and donors from all over the country participated this year when they were not able to before. Whippets from California, Kansas City, Florida took part in this year’s festivities thanks to the online bidding platform. By taking the event virtually, we saw more people participate than ever before since we were not confined to a limited-space venue.

Visionary Award:

This year, the Visionary Award went to the Shelby community for their response to the coronavirus. For your continued support of local businesses, for adjusting quickly out of concern for your fellow neighbor, all while having a positive attitude and understanding this is just a speck in time.

The Shelby Foundation Visionary Award 2020


The Shelby community is known for its generosity. Even during a pandemic, people supported the Foundation’s event in full force. Proceeds from this year’s event surpassed $110,000!

Nonprofits Benefit:

The proceeds from An Evening with The Shelby Foundation: For a Brighter Tomorrow provide the Foundation unrestricted funds that will be used to benefit our community and its residents. Last year, The Shelby Foundation awarded over $350,000 in grants to Shelby area non-for-profits and scholarships to graduating Shelby seniors.