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CANCELED: Coveted Couture Gala: Black & Light

April 25 @ 6:00 PM

The Mint Museum’s Coveted Couture Gala: A Special Evening of Black & Light

Thank you for your commitment to attend The Mint Museum’s 2020 Coveted Couture Gala. In lieu of our cancellation, we hope you will mark your calendars and participate in the first Mint Museum Coveted Couture Virtual Paddle Raise, going live at 9 AM on Thursday, April 23.

Enjoy a sneak peek of our virtual site. Please click “View Items” to preview the many wonderful benefits offered at each level of giving.

Event Details
Thursday, April 23 | 9 AM
Saturday, April 25 | Midnight


We need your support now, more than ever. The Mint Museum Coveted Couture Gala is our single largest annual fundraiser. Contributions raised during this event are used to fund innovative programming, docent-led tours for school groups, and free access for the community every Wednesday evening. We hope you will tune in and raise your virtual paddles high! Our generous Board of Trustees are planning to participate and are providing immense levels of support by investing more deeply in the Mint during this time of crisis.

Thank you for your ongoing, generous commitment to our beloved museum. We look forward to celebrating with you in person again soon.


Todd Herman, President and CEO

Ann and Michael Tarwater, 2020 Coveted Couture Gala Chairs

Hillary Cooper, Director of Advancement

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Presenting Sponsor:


Logo for Wells Fargo the private bank






Corporate Sponsors:

Ally Bank
Atrium Health
Dickens-Mitchener & Associates
Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas
Fifth Third Bank
Foundation for the Carolinas
J.P Morgan & Co.
Moore & Van Allen
Novant Health
PNC Financial Services
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Wells Fargo

2020 Gala Chairs:
Ann and Michael Tarwater

Host Committee:
Marty and Weston Andress
Mary and Walt Beaver
Monica and Armando Chardiet
Kathryn and Russ Cole
Hillary and Fairfax Cooper
Amy and Alfred Dawson
Jay Everette and Brian Speas
Patty and Alex Funderburg
Todd Herman and Harry Gerard
Beverly and Jim Hance
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson
Florence and Ed Kim
Leslie and Michael Marsicano
Ashley and Scott Mattei
Susanne and Bill McGuire
Vicky and Bill Mitchener
Amy and Matt Moore
Janet and Lowell Nelson
Emily and Bill Oliver
Laura and Trip Park
JoAnn and Joddy Peer
Dale and Larry Polsky
Beth and Andrew Quartapella
Ashley and Kerr Robertson
M.A. Rogers
Parker and Stephen Shuford
Irina Toshkova
Rocky and Curtis Trenkelbac


April 25
6:00 PM