22nd Annual Art of Helping Children Gala

Please join us ONLINE for our VIRTUAL Gala celebration where you’ll enjoy an inspiring program, exciting auction* items, and entertainment. Make a BIG impact and help raise the critical dollars needed to sustain our mentoring programs for the 3,000 children we serve annually across our nine-counties.

Tune in for our online program to learn more about our pivot to virtual mentoring during the pandemic and maintaining our positive, measurable results.

It costs about $1,500 to provide a child with a mentor for one year—covering background checks and ongoing support services that are the key to ensuring that each match between a Big and a Little will be successful. Last year, 97% of the kids in our program went on to the next grade level and 99% had no involvement with the juvenile justice system. For the children we serve, the impact of your financial support can last a lifetime.


*Indicates that 100% of auction items #1-499 goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Grab your virtual passport but make sure you’re prepared for the evening with the perfect Aussie dinner from Outback Steakhouse – available for pickup or delivery. Visit www.outback.com


Wednesday, September 9th

10:30 am Silent Auction Preview Watch the Replay

Saturday, September 12th

6:45 pm Gala Pre-Party Watch the Replay
7 pm BBBS Art of Helping Children Virtual Gala Watch the Replay

Join us for #BigGala2021 next September at the Hilton Tampa Downtown!

#BigGala2020 Highlights



BIGGEST Sponsors

BIGGER Sponsors

BIG Sponsors

Bank of America; Brighthouse Financial; Brown & Brown; Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney; Chris Butler & Raymond James: Sergio & Piedad Cadavid; Cigna; Cohen Family Foundation; Deloitte & Luxury Bath; Digital Lightbridge; Isorys Dilone & Family; duPont REGISTRY TAMPA BAY; David & Mary Judd with Wehr Constructors; Stephen A. Koch; Little Greek Fresh Grill; Pavese Family Foundation; PepsiCo; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; StevenDouglas & Darrell Davis Fishing; Kathryn Supernaw & Mark Turner; USA Ambassador Pageant



Beth Bennett & Anthony Passeri; HCSO Charities; JPMorgan Chase; LCG Advisors; Lightning Foundation; Hugh & Deborah Miller; Kathy Wade