Although we weren’t able to gather in the “bubble” this year, we’re all in this together!
We are thankful for your ongoing support and the generous support of our committed sponsors.
Although we were unable to gather in March for our annual celebration at the Levine Children’s Gala, we wanted to share our gratitude and appreciation for the continued support we’ve received from this community. Many of our supporters and sponsors joined together so that the heroes at Levine Children’s can continue to build hope for the most vulnerable patients we serve.
Join the Virtual Auction: June 1-14
Each year our Levine Children’s gala auction is a huge hit thanks to the local artists, restaurants, boutiques, small businesses, and sports teams who generously donate their talents and resources to help us raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Levine Children’s. This year, you get to join in on the auction fun – virtually! Make sure you place your bids before the auction closes at 8 pm on Sunday, June 14.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How to Bid/Donate:
To bid on an item, visit: https://one.bidpal.net/lch/welcome. Under Menu in the upper left corner, click “Browse Items.” Once you’ve selected the item you would like to bid on, click the green “bid” button. You will then be prompted to create an account, or sign into an existing account. Please note the required fields and the credit card requirement to place a bid. Once you’ve created an account and entered credit card information, you will be prompted to place your bid.
To make a donation to Levine Children’s Hospital, please click here.
- If you are the winner of an auction item, you may complete your purchase using the self-pay by credit card option once the auction closes.
- Any remaining credit card transactions will be processed on Wednesday, June 17 at 3 pm.
- If you do not wish to pay by credit card, you may also pay by check. To pay by check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-355-4802.
- Please note that donor-advised funds may not be used to pay for auction items.
- Auction Items: The amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money contributed over the fair market value of goods or services provided by the organization.
- Donations: 100% of your donation is tax deductible and will be designated for Levine Children’s Hospital.
Auction Item Delivery:
If you are the winner of an auction item, a representative from Atrium Health Foundation will contact you to schedule contactless delivery to your home or office at a time that is convenient for you. Outside of the Charlotte area? We are happy to securely ship the item to you with tracking information.
Questions? Please email email@example.com or call 704-355-4802.
Thank you to our auction artists who painted with Levine Children’s patients and donated patient-inspired art to the auction!
Each year, local artists Paul Hasting, Marcy Gregg, Christina Dowdy, Adrian Chu Redmond, and Greg Barnes (pictured left to right) spend a special afternoon at Levine Children’s Hospital painting with a group of patients. The children create a masterpiece to display in their hospital rooms and the artists go home to create a special piece inspired by their time together to donate to the Levine Children’s auction. For just a short while, the children are able to take their minds off of treatments and surgeries and concentrate on the therapeutic movement of paint brush to canvas.
To make an appointment to view these paintings in person, call 828-429-1948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To bid on these special patient-inspired paintings, click here.
“I chose to donate this painting to the Levine Gala this year as I was once again inspired by an “energetic beauty”, an 8 year old Levine Children’s patient named Bryson. This budding artist and delightful young man painted with us in 2017 after undergoing a successful heart transplant. To have the thriving and healthy Bryson back in art class with us 3 years later was a miracle and a blessing all in one. What a day it was! I hope you can feel the energy.” – Adrian Chu Redmond
“I was inspired by working with my beautiful patient, an early middle school girl who, after being an active young person and accomplished artist, was rendered unable to move and only able to communicate with blinks of her eyes. In the face of this incredibly difficult situation, she was so invested in our project and kept communicating with her mother who was mixing the paint and holding the brush in her hand until the shades of blue were just right.” – Christina Dowdy
“Whenever we paint at Levine Children’s Hospital it always feels like time stands still. The children just light up at the chance to paint something. Their world seems momentarily carefree as they focus on their creation. This year was no exception. As we scanned reference photos for subject matter, my little artist exclaimed “I wanna paint the doggie!” Once he began, the painting seemed to paint itself as he excitedly and thoughtfully added all the details that made it his own. The smile on his face when he finished said it all!” – Greg Barnes
“This painting tells the story of the life lessons I learned from a special young boy, TJ Olsen, whom I had the pleasure of painting with one day. Upon coming to my studio, we could both sense an unspoken expectation of what our time together would hold. You could feel it in the air as we were introduced. The anticipation quickly began to fade as I handed TJ a paint brush. In spite of the onlookers, the minute the brush touched the canvas, a young boy’s “can-do” attitude took over and he painted with abandon. He remained focused; determined to complete the task successfully.” – Marcy Gregg
“My latest trip to Levine Children’s Hospital to paint with the patients was bittersweet. One of my patients was a tiny girl who answered my questions with her eyes, too shy to speak. The two of us decided that she would paint a sunflower. The finished painting was nearly as big as the little artist who painted it. We waved goodbye and she was taken by her mother back to her room wearing a big smile. I was saddened to hear, two days later, that the frail little artist had succumbed to the respiratory ailment that had plagued her tiny body. I can only hope that the time we spent together painting the sunflower brought her as much joy as it brought me.” – Paul Hastings
Thank you to our Auction Donors:
Joy and Hunter Widener
Thank you to our dedicated Gala Committee members:
Candy and Darren Bing
Stephanie and Howard Bissell
Monica and Armando Chardiet
Amy and Alfred Dawson
Sherrard and John Georgius
Stephanie and David Gitlin
Mandy and Todd Houser
Emily and Tyler Johnson
Kara and Greg Olsen
Ana and Manuel Rey
Tiffany and Scott Smith
Nazy and Durham Weeks
Amy and Martin Welton
Joy and Hunter Widener
The Levine Children’s Gala Auction benefits