BID on FABULOUS ITEMS until Wednesday, May 24!  Winning bidders will receive an email receipt and pick up instructions.



When Bill Howard’s father died from Alzheimer’s 19 years ago, he started a golf tournament in Charlottesville to honor his father and to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter. With the help of a committed volunteer committee, he has raised over $1 million.

Over the years, the golf tournament has been accompanied by a gala.  This year, the gala, presented by The Village at Gordon House, was renamed The Illumination Gala and this year's theme is "Cinco de FIESTA."  

This year’s Bill Howard Golf Tournament will be on May 4 at Birdwood Golf Course. The accompanying Cinco de FIESTA Gala presented By The Village at Gordon House is May 5 at The Pavilion at the Boar's Head Inn starting at 6:00pm.

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Your $125 ticket includes dinner, drinks, entertainment and dancing with Big Ray & the Kool Kats and a fabulous silent auction.  Our silent auction will be online 2 weeks prior to the event.  We have some FABULOUS items including trips to Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks, stays at The Boar's Head Inn and The Homestead; jewelry and gift baskets for "foodies," and your pets - plus much, much more.

At the Cinco de FIESTA Gala, you will bid on items using your smartphone or with the assistance of a volunteer with an Ipad.  Since the auction is online - you can also bid from the comfort of your home (or wherever you happen to be) that evening as long as you can access the auction online.  The auction will close at 10:30pm.

For more information, please email Lauren Scully at