Glitz & Gallop Gala

Since 1924, United Way of West Florida has fought for the health, education, and financial stability of every citizen in our community. We do this by working collaboratively with hundreds of companies, thousands of community members, local governments, and local nonprofit agencies. Working together is the best way to improve lives and build a stronger community and we hope to do that on May 4th, 2024 at the Glitz & Gallop Gala, our 100th Celebration.

Join us and help celebrate our 100 years in the making as we watch the 150th Kentucky Derby. This event is a fundraiser for United Way of West Florida. Funds raised at this event will help go back to our community through our Community Investment process.

Gala tickets are $100 per person, which includes 2 drink tickets and 10 betting tickets to be used at our Parade of Prizes table and to bet on horse races. 

The Gala features heavy hors d'oeuvres and live music from the String Farm Band.   

Prizes will be awarded for the Best-In-Show fashion show contest and the Winner's Circle racehorse winners. Horses can be purchased for $50, and additional betting tickets are available at $1 per ticket. Bourbon Pull station tickets are available for $25 and are limited to the number of bottles donated. 50/50 tickets are available at the event for $1.

The event will be held at the new venue on Pensacola State College - bldg. 27. We will send out an email closer to the event date about parking information. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

For more about our 100th Anniversary visit

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Check out our Glitz & Gallop Gala sponsorship package here.

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Check out our full sponsorship package here.

Thank you Gala Sponsors!

HCA Florida West Hospital

KIA 25th anniversary

Clark Partington

Gulf Winds Credit Union

Navy Federal Logo

Pensacola Energy Logo

City of Pensacola

Pensacola State College

Thank you Gala Media Sponsors!

Pensacola News Journal

Cat Country Logo

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