Join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year!

A Golden Gala – Mardi Gras

Saturday, May 16
Medinah Shrine Center – Addison
5-11 pm
A Golden GalaWe are excited to announce that A Golden Ball is now A Golden Gala and this year’s theme is Mardi Gras!

Please join us for a jovial “New Orleans” style evening including open bar reception, delicious hors d’ oeuvres and dinner, along with music, raffles, games, silent & live auctions!

Last year’s fundraising event was a huge success. We raised over $124,000 which was used to help rescue and rehome goldens and golden mixes in need. Help make this year even more “Golden” and enjoy an elegant, lively evening out with other dog lovers who are helping make a difference!

A Golden Gala Proceeds Help Rescued Golden Retrievers

A Golden Gala will fund veterinary care and canine supplies provided to our rescued goldens as well as AGaG’s public education efforts.


Individual tickets are $120.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities with event tickets are available from $500 to $4,000. Sponsorship opportunities without tickets start at $100.

Big Dog Raffle

When you buy your $100 ticket you get a great chance to win your choice of five exclusive trips. Enjoy a three-night stay in ‘The Big Easy’, New Orleans or the thrill of a mystery getaway to New York. You could also travel to warm and beautiful Cancun or a trip to a Napa farmhouse might suit your style. Lastly, a Harry Potter adventure in London would be an adventure you’d never forget.

Rapid Check-in and Check-out

Secure advance credit card registration makes check-in and check-out a breeze. No long lines to slow your entry and exit.

Incredible Dining Options

Early in the evening you’ll be treated to four gourmet hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the open bar. Later you’ll have five delicious options to choose from for your dinner entrée; Roast Sirloin, Lemon Chicken, Baked Salmon or Tortellini Alfredo

Medinah Shrine Center

Medinah Shrine Center is an elegant venue located at 550 N. Shriners Drive adjacent to Route 355 and Army Trail Road in Addison Illinois. Abundant free parking surrounds the center.

After the Gala

Want to stay late and not worry about driving home? We’ve reserved rooms right next door at the Hilton Garden Inn! Reserve yours by calling 630-691-0500 or reserve them online.

Sign-up Now and Bring Your Friends

To buy tickets, sponsorship’s or make a financial donation, go to the A Golden Gala website

Donate Auction Items

Auction item donations are welcome! Everything from sports and theater tickets to electronics, wine, art objects, use of summer homes and cabins, and of course, gift cards will generate more funds for our rescued goldens. To donate, go to the A Golden Gala website and scroll down to the “Donate an item Now” button.

As Good as Gold has rescued over 2,600 dogs since 2003. There are so many more dogs that need our help. Join us on May 16th. Your support will make a huge difference!