Going for the Gold

GOING FOR THE GOLD is the YMCA Foundation's annual fundraising black tie 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.


Going for the Gold


To purchase tickets or pre-view our auction click here


2014 The Golden Lotus Patrons


Millennium Magnates

Paul & Carina Bowman

Mitchell & Dawn Epstein

Kim Githler

Stanley Kane

Ed Landis

Ronald & Dorothea Morris

Olson Family Foundation

The Seth Bonder Foundation



Vance & Jackie Dickinson

Dan & Debbie Dannheisser

The Welch Foundation




Bruce & Mary Ann Bozzi

Robert & Joan Geyer

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Rod & Elaine Hershberger

Charles Knowles & Dianne Anderson

Diana Lager

Richard & Cornelia Matson

Betty Menell

Joana Pace-Brackett & David Brackett

Flori Roberts

Alan & Lois Schottenstein

James & Nancy Trivisonno


Corporate Sponosrhip Opportunities

Individual Sponsorship Opportunities 


Please call 941.951.1336 for additional information and/or to be added to the invitation mailing list.

A committee of 100 community leaders and dedicated chairpersons work hard all year long to: create innovative themes that change annually obtain auction items and advertisements for our evening program and solicit corporate and patron sponsorships. Funds from this event benefit the YMCA Foundation whose mission is to support the programs and services of the Sarasota Y.