For more than a decade, the Tampa Bay Times social calendar has helped nonprofit organizations and charities planning annual fundraisers and awareness events reach a generous community.
Advance notice of dates and details serves organizers and supporters throughout Tampa's philanthropic social scene.
Fashion show luncheons and black-tie bashes are examples of the "gala" events included on the September-through-May calendar, to be published in the Hillsborough County regional editions Sept. 9.
Listings don't have to be formal, "snooty" affairs — wine tastings work, silver coffees shine, as well as testimonial, scholarship and awards banquets.
The gatherings are generally open to the public and net proceeds reported as promptly as possible.
We sincerely value walk-a-thons, golf tournaments, church socials and school parties, but they are listed elsewhere in the newspaper. Send notices about those events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If in doubt whether an event fits the criteria, send the information anyway and let us decide.
Send the details of your event to Ascherzer@tampabay.com.
Postal mail is fine, too, sent to the attention of Amy Scherzer at the Tampa Bay Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa FL 33602.
Deadline is Aug. 30.
Amy Scherzer, Times social columnist