Fundraising Gala FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are some FAQs regarding our annual fundraising gala. For additional information, please contact

When and where is the Fundraising Gala?
The 25th Annual Casino Royale Fundraising Gala takes place on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 at Lexus Escondido, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92027; from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. The gala will take place within the Lexus Centre- Showroom East level 1.
What time should I arrive?
VIP guests gain premier access to the venue and encouraged to arrive at 5:00pm. All guests have access to the venue at 5:30pm to head into the Celestial Square (Casino Floor Room) to join in the fun! VIPs arriving at 5:00pm will be guided to the High Rollers Lounge for the following VIP opportunities:
  • 5pm-6pm cocktail hour
  • Signature Bond-style beverage
  • Appetizers
  • Exclusive swag
  • Pre-dinner entertainment
 All guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 6pm for admittance to the gala.
What is the attire for the gala?
This year’s theme is “James Bond – Casino Royale”! While it is not required, we encourage you to dress to the 9’s. Think what would 007, a Bond Girl, or Bond villain would wear! If you prefer to stay in the current fashion, black tie attire (optional) is most welcome.
Do I need to pay for parking?
No, there will be complimentary valet parking. Please drive up to the main entrance of the building; the event valet service will be located in front of the ground floor entrance with easy access to check in.
Where do I check in?
Neighborhood Healthcare will have a Welcome Table and Registration Table at the Celestial Square entrance. Our excellent team of volunteers and staff will check you in! Please consider registering your credit card prior to the event (via GiveSmart) text alerts to event updates, ease of checking in & out, and winning bids!
  • Text NHcare2023 to 76278 to access your account
  • Select “My info” to add your credit card on file
Why do you need my cell phone number and email address?
Your cell phone number and email address allow you to register for the event (including meal choice, guest names, and pre-registration of your credit card for event purchases). Your email address will also be used to send you your tax receipt. Your cell phone number allows you to complete self-check-in and skip the line at registration!
Are my contributions tax-deductible?
Your donations, tickets, sponsorships, underwriting, and auction purchases (less their fair market value) are tax deductible. Neighborhood Healthcare is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS code; our tax identification number is 95-2796316. You will receive a tax receipt documenting your contributions, for tax purposes. Please consult a tax professional with any questions regarding tax-deductible contributions.
Where does the money go?
Funds raised are earmarked for purchasing a new Mobile Dental Health Center for children and where the need is greatest. Neighborhood enjoys a strong relationship with our local school districts and we appreciate the opportunities to partner, where there is need. Our first Mobile Dental Health Center began operating in the Jurupa and San Jacinto Unified School Districts late last year and see a full schedule of children, Monday through Friday. With your help, our second Mobile Dental Health Center will serve children in North San Diego County. As we continue to grow, we will seek expansion of this vital and important service for children in all the communities we serve.  If applicable, any balance remaining from the purchase of the additional unit will be designated towards Where the Need is Greatest.
Safety Protocols!
The health and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance. The gala meets all current guidelines regarding gatherings and no proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required by Neighborhood Healthcare currently. Please review safety measures that will be implemented:
  • Disposable face masks will be made available to each guest. We support our guests in their decision to wear a mask throughout the event, in accordance with CDC
  • Hand sanitizers or stations will be available.
  • Enter your credit card information to your GiveSmart account (see above) - this will allow for a contactless check-in

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