Which entrance should I use when I arrive at Hamilton Farm Golf Club?
Complimentary valet parking for the Starry Night Gala is located via the main clubhouse entrance.
What is the attire for this event?
The event attire is Kentucky Derby attire. More information can be found here: https://www.kentuckyderby.com/visit/what-to-wear
And, if you’d like to purchase a fancy chapeau (hat), please visit: www.TheMadderHatters.com
What is the schedule of events? (subject to change)
Event registration begins at 5:00 p.m. After you register, you will be escorted to a reception that includes the silent auction. The doors to the ballroom will open at approximately 6:00 p.m. to watch the last race of the actual Kentucky Derby!
6:50 p.m. Welcome
7:00 p.m. Program & Video Presentation
7:15 p.m. Awards
7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:15 p.m. LIVE Auction
8:45 p.m. Billy Gilman, Entertainer
9:00 p.m. Silent Auction closes
9:45 p.m. Auction Checkout
10:00 p.m. Event Ends
Can I use cash for purchases on the night of the event?
Yes, but we encourage guests to pay with credit cards and checks.
How can I bid on silent auction items at the event?
At this time, we are investigating mobile bidding on cell phones to be used at the Starry Night Gala. Please be sure to bring your fully-charged cell phone with you. If we are unable to use mobile bidding, guests will be able to bid for items on a bid sheet on the night of the event.
Can I make a Starry Night Gala donation?
Yes, donations are being accepted. You may CLICK HERE to donate online, call or mail in your donation to the Starry Night Gala office. Only credit cards and checks are accepted.
Donations can be mailed to:
American Cancer Society
Starry Night Gala Office
7 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 103
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Will I receive a receipt for my tax records?
If you mail in your donation, the American Cancer Society will send you a receipt for your tax records, approximately six weeks after payment is received. If you make a donation online using your credit card, you will be directed to a confirmation page that can be printed for your tax records. In addition, an email will be sent to you that includes a receipt that can be printed for your records.
How will my donation be used?
Starry Night Gala donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the United States, with more than $3.9 billion invested in the search for new cures. Research funded by the Society has laid the groundwork for virtually every breakthrough in cancer prevention, detection and treatment seen in the last six decades. When we began, only a quarter of all cancer patients achieved 5-year survival. Today, more than 2 in 3 will reach this milestone. Through the years, 47 scientists funded by the Society have earned the Nobel Prize for their findings.
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
7 Ridgedale Avenue Suite 103
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927