The Main Event

An Annual Gala for the Kids

Since 2007, supporters, sponsors, and underwriters from the Charlottesville community and beyond have helped raise more than $2.5 million at the Main Event, a black-tie charity gala held once a year to benefit patients and families at UVA Children’s Hospital. The gala, which features a different theme every year, was hosted by Keswick Hall & Golf Club from 2011-2017 and Common House from 2018-2019. Attendance is limited to just over 400 attendees. The event is orchestrated in large part thanks to a committee of about 25 local volunteers—many of whom have personal connections to UVA Children’s Hospital.

Proceeds from the Main Event have benefitted several Children’s Hospital programs and initiatives through the years, including the Children’s Fitness Clinic in 2008, the construction of the Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital from 2010 until 2014, the Child Health Research Center in 2015 and 2016, renovating and re-energizing the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in 2017 and 2018, and pediatric cancer programs at UVA in 2019.

Photos from Past Main Events: 
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014