Mar. 17, 2018 7:00 pm—Mar. 18, 2018 12:00 am | Founders Hall

Lupus Mardi Gras Gala

Presented by

12th Annual

Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Founders Hall, Bank of America Corporate Center
100 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

"Help Us Unmask Lupus"




Event Details

About Us

Ticket & Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Hotel Accommodations

Auction, Casino, and Luxury Raffle

Mardi Gras Lore

Masquerade Contest

Mardi Gras Royalty

Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 26, 2018
Final Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018

Couple Tickets $350 (early bird has passed)
Dinner, drinks, and entertainment for two
Individual Tickets $175 (early bird has passed)
Dinner, drinks, and entertainment for one

Celebrate the spirit of New Orleans at the Lupus Mardi Gras Gala presented by The Bottle Cap Group. The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) has designed an elaborate ball that has become the pinnacle Mardi Gras celebration in the Queen City and will transform the parade-goer in you. 

Step out of your car in downtown Charlotte and onto the glimmering streets of the French Quarter. We will have you swinging to live music from Hot Sauce, dining on authentic creole cuisine, partaking in the masquerade contest, witnessing the coronation of the Gala King & Queen, and even experiencing the mystic with a fortune teller.  Guests will also get the chance to test their luck at the casino and luxury raffle and bid on an array of prized pieces in the silent auction.

Click here to view our video from last year's 11th Anniversary celebration

All proceeds benefit the LFA, North Carolina Chapter and “help unmask lupus” by raising funds for lupus research and local support services, while increasing awareness and public support for those who suffer from lupus. The LFANC is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through our programs of research, education, support, and advocacy, the LFA is leading the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. Support of the Mardi Gras Gala helps makes our mission a reality.

What you need to know:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to attend (this is an open bar event!)
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline is February 26, 2018; ticket prices will increase following this deadline.
  • Black Tie Optional: attire ranges from cocktail to formal with Mardi Gras flair.
  • Masks are encouraged as we will honor the Gala King & Queen with an ‘unmasking' ceremony AND the guest with the best mask will win a prize.
  • Traveling from out of town? Reserve a room with our official hotel partner.
  • Do you have a great product, service, or experience that you could donate to our auction or raffle? To donate an item contact us at or (704) 716-5640 ext. 3

Message from the Dickerson Family:

Dear Gala Friends,

Our family has loved bringing Mardi Gras to the Queen City for the last decade and the signifigant impact it has made for all those that live with lupus. As the Founding and Presenting Sponsor for 10 years, it has been an honor to shed a light on this disease and raise a signifigant dollar amount through this event for the LFANC. Last year, The Bottle Cap Group joined us as the new Presenting Sponsor of the Mardi Gras Gala. We are happy to announce it was one of our best years yet, and the tradition continues in 2018! We look forward to continuing to  support this worthy cause  alongside The Bottle Cap Group.  On the King’s Court we are working hard to create the best Mardi Gras Gala yet and a night you will never forgot.  Join us in supporting, fundraising and sponsoring an escape to the Big Easy as we help unmask lupus. Celebrate an event that is as rich in history as the mission is strong for the Lupus Foundation.

Thank you for digging deep in your hearts, coming to the Mardi Gras Gala, giving generously, and have a night you will never forget; all while impact the lives of those that need us most that live with lupus.

Dr. Ginger Dickerson & Todd Dickerson

Official Hotel of the 2018 Mardi Gras Gala

Special Room Rate of $169.00 plus tax
Reserve your room under group code:
Mardi Gras Gala Room Block
Click here or call 1-800-228-9290

Reservation Deadline: March 1, 2018

Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Visit the Hotel Website

For more information or questions regarding the room block, contact us at or (704) 716-5640 ext. 3.

2018 King's Court Committee 

Dr. Ginger Dickerson
Todd Dickerson
Kalis Egolf
Dr. Barbara Meyer
Carolyn Parsons
Tara West
Janika Wilson
Karen Arnold
Debbie Kimsey
Louisa Kleto
Nikki Curry
William Taylor

Registration is required by Mar. 10, 2018.


Founders Hall
Bank of America Corporate Center
100 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: 877-849-8271