The 2021 Hearts of Gold Gala

at Home
Friday, April 16 • 6 – 7 PM


An evening of inspiration honoring
employees of

This gala is our way of sharing inspiration and offering ways you can be a sustainer of love and hope for sick kids and their families!


Watch our prerecorded links at any time on April 16, from the comfort of your home.

Online Wine & Beer Tastings

Raleigh Wine Shop and Lonerider Brewery have curated a great list of wines and beer that can be purchased before the event. To participate, follow these two easy steps!


Click the links below to purchase and schedule pick-up at either location.


On April 16, the links to videos with tasting notes and tips will be available on this site.

A portion of proceeds from the sales at Raleigh Wine Shop and Lonerider Brewery will be donated back to RMH.

Get your boogie shoes on! Bailacura is offering dance lessons before the gala.

So you think you can dance? Our friends at Bailacura have created a dance lesson just for our gala guests. Bailacura is a proud supporter of the Ronald McDonald House; their mission is to use the power and passion of dance to raise funds and support for cancer research and patient care.

Bailacura will be providing us a fun Spotify playlist to cue up for the after-party — put those new dance moves to use! Check back on April 16 to download your music.


Get Your Party Box!

We’re bringing the party to you with our Gala Party Boxes! We have 3 options to choose from, including a kids’ box. Boxes include:

  • Charcuterie + dessert
  • Wine, beer + AHA water
  • Fun party favors like a Bluetooth speaker (to blast that custom Spotify playlist)
  • Supporter yard sign (show your RMH stripes)
  • And much more!

RMH volunteers will deliver the boxes to your door, or you can swing by the House to pick them up. Hurry! The cut off to order your Party Box is Friday, April 9th at 4pm.

Reservation Period Ended

Silent Auction

Opens on April 15 at 5:00
Closes on April 18 at 5:00

All you need is your phone to bid! We will post a link on this site on April 14 with instructions on how to set up your account to bid. After the auction, we will contact you to schedule a pick-up of your items at RMH of Durham.

Place Your Bids

Hearts of Gold Gala Q&A

The festivities are being held wherever you are!  All you need to attend is a laptop with internet access and a phone to bid on auction items. If you register for the event at the top of this page, we will send you a link the day before the event. It will be very easy to log in, we promise!

We have 3 options to choose from, including a kids’ box! Boxes include charcuterie, dessert, wine, beer, AHA water and fun party favors like a Bluetooth speaker (to blast that custom Spotify playlist!), supporter yard sign (show your RMH stripes), and much more!

Our team will reach out to you the week of the event to schedule a pick-up or delivery. There is no extra charge to have the box delivered to you.

You only need 2 things! A computer with internet to watch the event and a cell phone to bid on auction items.

Jeans, jammies or cocktail attire – whatever you enjoy the most!

As always, we will have some fun and exciting items in the auction. We can’t wait to share them with you! The auction will open on Wednesday, April 14 and close on Wednesday, April 21. Watch this page for instructions on how to register!

At the close of the auction, our team will contact you to coordinate pick-up or delivery.

Our Event Director, Traci Cortez at 919.649.7652 or [email protected]

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Jeff and Natalie Faris

Auction Sponsors

Hope Sponsors

Concord Hospitality

Couch Oil

Duke Children’s Hospital

Duke Hospital Auxiliary

Jerry and Brenda Schafer

Pappas Capital

United Therapeutics

WakeMed Children’s Hospital

Love Sponsors

Brinley’s Grading Service


HH Architecture

Jackson Lewis

James & Mildred Wilkinson Charitable Foundation

McCain Foods

McDonald’s Bethesda
Field Office

McDonald York
Building Company


RGD Project Management, Inc.

Ric and Jan Richards


Smith Debnam

The Coca-Cola Company


Questions? Interested in hosting a Viewing Party?

Contact Traci Cortez
(919) 649-7652 | [email protected]