Going for the Gold

GOING FOR THE GOLD is the YMCA Foundation of Sarasota's annual fundraising dinner and auction.
Established in 1991, this event has grown to become one of the largest, if not the largest, one-night fundraising event in Sarasota. A sold-out crowd of almost 500 enjoys a sumptuous dinner, huge live and silent auctions, entertainment and dancing.



HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS! The YMCA Foundation’s 24th Annual GOING FOR THE GOLD event is taking over the Kentucky Derby! Join us at our new, earlier time to make sure you have a comfortable seat and cocktail in hand as you view the 141st Run for the Roses, live, in company with the best Sarasota has to offer. Come prepared for a Southern spree of unbridled action, entertainment, and generosity for the benefit of our Y kids, families, and community.



Preview our auction and start bidding today!


Southern Luxe Cuisine by Michael’s On East| Silent & Live Auctions| Late Night Tomfoolery

P.S. Watch out for news about our Road to the Kentucky Derby!


Patron Opportunities

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

For more information call 941-951-1336 x.6


2015 An Unbridled Evening-For the Kids Sponsors




Triple Crown

Paul & Carina Bowman

Mitchell & Dawn Epstein

Stanley Kane

Olson Family Foundation

The Seth Bonder Foundation


Belmont Stakes

Vance & Jackie Dickinson

Ed Landis

Bob & Jackie Solmson

Tarr Charitable Family Foundation


Preakness Stakes

Eric Baird

Tony & Sharon Kenworthy

Robert & Joan Geyer

Diana Lager

Cornelia & Richard Matson

William & Elaine McClure

Joanna Pace & David Brackett

Flori Roberts

Alan & Lois Schottenstein

Jim & Nancy Trivisonno