7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
"Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed." was a rousing success!
Franklin’s Friends hosted the 7th annual Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. - and the first ever virtual version - on August 22, 2020 (postponed from May 16, 2020). The event was a rousing success, exceeding all expectations of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind, interactive virtual gala!
WESH 2 News anchors Jason Guy and Michelle Imperato returned to emcee the gala which featured live and silent auctions, trivia and chat features, and inspirational videos. Ticket holders picked up their catered meals curbside and the event was livestreamed from 174 separate devices! All told, we raised over $106,000 for Franklin’s Friends and local animal welfare!
Thank you to all our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers. We could have never pulled off this pioneering and unprecedented event without you! The local animal welfare community needs us now more than ever during this difficult time. Thank you for embracing the "new normal" and helping us to raise money for this important cause!
Make sure to save the date - May 15, 2021 - for next year's gala!
Watch back the livestream from the event!
Tickets and Sponsorships For 2021 will be available soon!
Auction and Art
Enjoy spectacular live and silent auctions and a private art sale. Bid on a wide variety of fabulous and unique items using electronic bidding technology from QTEGO. Check back frequently as we are adding new items daily!