About the Gala

The Autism Society of Central Virginia's Annual Gala

A Toast to the Autism Community

November 19th, 2022


Altria Theater
6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220



Join us at the Altria Theater on November 19th for the 2022 ASCV Gala, A Toast to the Autism Community!  Raise a glass with us as we look back over the year, celebrate our local autism community, and recognize the 2022 ASCV Mission Award winners.  The evening will feature a seated dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and the presentation of our annual ASCV Mission Awards.  We can't wait to gather together again in-person, this year at a new venue!  Proceeds from the evening will help fund the Autism Society of Central Virginia's critical programs and services.

For information on how to sponsor the Gala, how to donate an item to our auction, or any other questions about the Gala, please email us at development@ascv.org.  Please click here for more information on how to volunteer at the Gala.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors


Argent Credit Union      Compass Behavioral Solutions      Dominion Care      

E.J. Wade Construction, LLC      Eli's Village       Kinsale Insurance       

Mosaic Pediatric Therapy      Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden

Spectrum Transformation Group      The Strange Wealth Advisory Group

Torque Supply      Your Life ABA & Rivermont, A New Story School

What to Expect at the Gala

We are so excited to have you join us for the ASCV's Gala, A Toast to the Autism Community!  Please read on for more information about this special evening:

Date, Time, Location
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Altria Theater
6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220

Schedule of the Evening
6:00 PM - Cocktail Hour Begins in the Altria Theater House & Stage
7:00 PM - Main Ballroom Opens; Guests transition to their tables for dinner
7:15 PM - Welcome Program
7:30 PM - Dinner Served
8:00 PM - Mission Awards, Heads & Tails, Live Auction
8:45 PM - Dancing
10:30 PM - Event Concludes

Parking Information
Click here for the Altria Theater’s parking guide.

What to Wear
The Gala is cocktail attire.

There are no physical tickets to pick up - we will have your name and your guests' name held at our registration tables, hosted by Dominion Energy.  Be sure to check in at registration to pick up your bidder number, which includes your table number in the ballroom, and to register a credit card to bid in the auction.

All food and drink is included in the ticket purchase.  Guests will need to register a credit card to bid in the silent and live auctions, purchase entries in the Wine Pull or Heads & Tails games, or to make a donation.

Please note that we request all guests to register a credit card prior to or at registration that evening. No credit cards will be charged unless a purchase is made or an auction item is won.


Features of the Evening:

The evening features both a Silent Auction and a Live Auction.  Our silent auction features mobile bidding - you will be able to place bids directly from your phone! To place bids in the live auction, you will use the bidder number card you pick up at registration.  The silent auction will close at 8:00pm on November 19.

Cocktail Hour
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks, including our signature cocktail presented by CapTech Consulting and Cirrus Vodka, in the house and on the stage of the iconic Altria Theater.

Wine Pull
Our popular Wine Pull is back!  Purchase entry for $25, and pick a number out of the Red or White containers.  Whether you pull a fine bottle or an inexpensive bottle, you'll go home with wine!

Heads & Tails
Diamonds Direct is sponsoring our Heads & Tails game!  Purchase a $25 entry for your chance to win one of three beautiful pieces offered by Diamonds Direct. Players will choose "heads" or "tails" as the auctioneer flips a coin.  Choose correctly, and you'll stay in the game!  Choose incorrectly, and you'll take your seat.  The last player standing will take home an incredible prize:  choose from a pearl bracelet, sapphire and diamond hoop earring set, or a sparkling diamond drop necklace from Diamonds Direct.

This year's music is provided by DJ Captain Kirk!  Shawn Kirk is a longtime ASCV member and Co-Chair of ASCV's Self-Advocate Council.

Mission Awards
During the evening, we will unveil the 2022 ASCV Mission Award Honorees!  These special individuals have gone above and beyond in supporting the ASCV's mission and our local autism community and we are so pleased to honor them.

Our five ASCV Mission Awards are:

  • Mission Amplifier:  A catalyst whose efforts make the ASCV's work possible

  • Mission Champion:  An incredible advocate for our autism community

  • Mission Inspiration:  An inspiring self-advocate

  • Mission Exemplifier:  An individual who embodies the ASCV mission in their everyday work

  • Mission Partner:  A strong community partner organization