October 19, 2020 – CORE Community Hero Nominations Open
December 1, 2020 – CORE Community Hero Nominations Close
January 10, 2021 – Auction Opens for bidding (Bidders will be
required to enter credit cards prior to bidding so that winnings
can be brought table side for check out if attending event.)

Please join your friends at CORE Foundation for a MASKerade Dinner and Awards Gala honoring our 2020 CORE Community Heroes Awards on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  Our MASKerade will serve as a primary much-needed fundraiser for our Foundation and to honor, recognize and show our appreciation for our CORE Causes, volunteers and partners who have gone above and beyond in our community to “be the change.”

We are selling 20 tickets to the live broadcast as well as tickets for a virtual MASKerade live broadcast experience which includes a Nordic Knot charcuterie platter to share with your at-home viewing party.

AT HOME VIEWING TICKET:  The at home viewing ticket includes:

  • Access to the live stream virtual CORE Community Heroes program for your viewing party
  • CORE Foundation masks
  • Access to the on-line Silent Auction/raffle
  • Access to the jewelry pull
  • Delicious Nordic Knot charcuterie platter to be picked up on the Saturday of the event (platter size depends on the ticket selected)

In the event of further shut downs, we will supply a mailed or delivered event box with non-perishable delicious goodies.   At home viewing packages come in two varieties to best meet the need of the size of your family and Covid-19 Crew.

LIVE AUDIENCE TICKETS:  20 “live audience tickets” will be sold with red carpet arrival.   Ticket holders will be contacted for preferred seating arrangements with socially distant tables of 2 or 4.   This ticket option includes:

  • A delicious 3-course meal
  • CORE Foundation mask
  • Access to the on-line Silent Auction/raffle
  • Jewelry pull
  • Virtual photo booth
  • And a live audience seat for the CORE Community Heroes Program which will spotlight the tremendous work of our CORE Causes.

The attire is semi-formal.   In the event of further Covid closures, we will convert your ticket to a virtual live stream and offer a credit for the fall CORE Giving Gala or additional raffle tickets.   We are committed to bringing our community together in a safe and comfortable yet welcoming environment. The staff at our venue, International Country Club, is well versed in COVID-19 safety protocols. Guests will wear masks while not sitting at their assigned table. Tables will be spaced, and our live audience guest count will be kept below the current capacity of under 25.


$30 or 4 for $100

GLAM IT UP Package:  The Modern Elegance Jewelry Set and Rose Crystal Clutch will keep you sparkling during COVID-19 valued at $2500.

This jewelry set features a stunning choker necklace and earrings with lever back.  Exceptional quality and European design.  Long tassel in the back.  Adjustable height to wear low or as a choker.  The rose crystal clutch is a stunning evening clutch inspired by Lady D!  Perfect for travel, gift giving or for special evenings! This evening bag is a true piece of wearable art & outstanding accessory for galas! Heirloom quality, Swarovski crystals and metal hardware.  Includes removable chain inside and with a bag for easy storage and travel!  Drawing will take place during the live broadcast and will be mailed to the lucky winner.

JEWELRY PULL:  As part of our live audience and at home viewing party tickets, you will have unique access to a “jewelry pull” by our partner, Jewels with a Purpose.   Within the on-line auction you will have the opportunity to participate in the jewelry pull utilizing the BUY IT NOW feature. The beautiful pieces feature European design and fine craftmanship in 925 Sterling Silver, with heavy gold plating and the highest quality zirconium. Fantastic choice for everyday wear, gifting or to jazz up your Covid-19 wardrobe!   Jewelry will be mailed to your home.


We are seeking corporate partners who believe in our mission and outreach in the community.  Please view our partnership options on the ticket link. These includes various levels along with specialty sponsors such as live stream, photo booth, and celebrity videos.  If you have additional questions about partnerships, please email


The purpose of the CORE Community Heroes Award program is to recognize the good work of those in our community who are making a difference in our community with an entrepreneurial spirit. We have so many examples of those in our community who have stepped forward during 2020 and helped their neighbor.   Nominations are being accepted for:

  • a CORE Cause group,
  • an individual participating in one of our programs, or
  • a CORE community partner
  • an individual in the community who has gone above and beyond to help others and be the change

Please nominate HERE those in the community who have inspired you.  Nominations close on December 1st.


2020 has been a pivotal year for the CORE Foundation, and we look forward to sharing the story of how our community came together!  The COVID-19 pandemic has placed our Foundation in the center of bridging the gap between connecting those in need with those who can give.  Our CORE Causes have proven to be resilient by finding new ways to be relevant and assist the underserved in our community. Here are just a few community outreach highlights from our Foundation.

  • Manned no contact storage pods in local shopping centers with a force of over 100 volunteers addressing food insecurity
  • Provided 350 weekend food bags weekly to local elementary students with Helping Hungry Kids
  • Delivered critical meal bags to shut in senior citizens bi weekly
  • Provided superhero themed at-home “Recess in a Box” kits to encourage active play for children in local homeless shelters

We are currently adding to this list through our CORE Cause programs:

  • Assisting teachers in need of resources
  • Providing virtual after school activities like stem and college prep services Offering free mentoring to all middle and high school students in need offering resources
  • Gifting care packages to kids battling cancer
  • Building desks for distance learning
  • And much more to come!

All of these impactful and necessary activities by our CORE Causes are made possible by your generous donations and our task force of giving volunteers.  Participating in the MASKerade allows us to continue to raise funds allowing us to be be nimble and responsive to the needs of our community in 2021.  If you have any questions about partnering with CORE Foundation or sponsoring this event, please do not hesitate to reach out to

A portion is tax deductible. If COVID-19 protocols in Virginia necessitate a reschedule of the event, the ticket will be valid for the new date or the ticket holder may choose to claim 100% of the ticket value as a charitable donation.