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GenR: Charlottesville Force For Change Casino Night

Event date: September 20, 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm EDT

GenR (the IRC’s young professionals group) will host a fun Casino night benefiting the IRC's vital work helping resettled refugees rebuild their lives in Charlottesville.

GenR: Charlottesville members at the Launch Party in March 2017 Photo: SillyShotz Photobooth Company

Our fundraising event will feature casino games like poker and black jack, where guests can show their gaming chops and compete for bragging rights – sorry, no cash prizes. Gamers can earn even more chips by making a donation, becoming a GenR member or fundraising prior to the event.

We hope you will join us at this event. All proceeds will support the International Rescue Committee’s critical humanitarian work in Charlottesville.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
VIP Reception: 6:30pm
Party: 7:00-9:00pm

Old Metropolitan Hall
Downtown Mall
101 E. Main Street

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities:

Tickets on Sale Now

$75 - VIP - 100 gaming chips (no cash value*)
$65 - Regular - 50 gaming chips (no cash value*)
$55 - Early Bird (before August 31) - 50 gaming chips (no cash value*)
$35 - GenR Member - 100 gaming chips (no cash value*)
$165 - VIP Ticket & 1-year GenR Membership – 200 chips (no cash value*)
$250 – Friend Sponsor – 2 VIP tickets & 300 gaming chips (no cash value*)
$500 – Support Sponsor – 4 VIP tickets & 750 gaming chips (no cash value*)
$1000 – Leader Sponsor – 8 VIP tickets & 2000 gaming chips (no cash value*)
$2500 – Champion Sponsor – 16 VIP tickets & 6000 gaming chips (no cash value*)

Want more chips to play with? 

You can make a donation to IRC at the event to earn more chips. The more you donate, the more chips you’ll earn. You can also get a group of friend together to sponsor the event. All sponsorship packages include VIP tickets and a generous allotment of chips. For more information, please contact Diana Cole Connolly at Diana.Connolly [at] rescue.org or 434.979.7772 x114.

Become a High Roller!

You can use our Crowdrise online fundraising platform to collect donations to the IRC prior to the event. By doing so, you will earn more chips. High Rollers will receive 2 chips for every dollar raised prior to 6pm on the night of the event for amounts $0-$250, and 3 chips for every dollar raised above $250.

GenR: Charlottesville Force for Change Committee Members

Portia Boggs
Elizabeth Andrasi Deere
Alan Doukan
Jesse Gandy
Stephanie Grasso
Jum Jirapan
Megen McClurken
Leah Sumrall
Rachel Taza

Thank you to our sponsors:

Trip Advisor
The Pie Chest & Lone Light Coffee

Thank you to our restaurant partners

Cardinal Pointe Vineyard & Winery
The Fitzroy
Grit Coffee
Monsoon Siam
Now & Zen
Quality Pie
Ragged Branch Distillery
Veritas Vineyards and Winery

*Can I Win Money?

No. All the proceeds of the event support the local GenR chapter’s efforts to purchase a passenger van for the IRC in Charlottesville. However, guests can use chips to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes. The more chips you have, the more chances you have to win.

For more information, please contact Diana Cole Connolly at GenRCville [at] rescue.org or 434.979.7772 x114.

GenR, short for Generation Rescue, is a group of young, influential humanitarians (under 40) who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to help people affected by crisis to survive and rebuild their lives.

Through advocacy, networking and fundraising activities, GenR members engage and activate their communities in support of the International Rescue Committee’s work around the world.