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Charity Fundraising Program

The Norfolk Festevents Charity Fundraising Program is an opportunity for service organizations and charities to raise funds through the sale of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at our events. Over $3,500,000 has been donated directly to local charities as a result of our programs and, depending on the weather, grows approximately $50,000 each year. Local organizations such as Kiwanis Club of Norfolk, Hispanic Chamber of Coastal Virginia, and Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore all benefit greatly from the fundraising opportunities and social experience their members receive. This program is a model for other event production organizations across the country.

Participating organizations hosts a bar at several events throughout the season (May through December) and will receive 20% of net proceeds from Norfolk Festevents. With ample notice, event dates are randomly selected to ensure an even distribution of opportunity to participating organizations. Checks are distributed at the end of the calendar year.

To be considered, organizations must have a minimum of 40 members, must be a non-profit organization registered with the IRS, or donate their funds to a non-profit organization. Interested organizations must submit a letter of intent by Friday, February 16, 2024 to include a brief bio of the organization, a contact name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number to:

Jason Cantone
Box Office Manager
Norfolk Festevents, Ltd.
120 W. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Upon successful submission of the letter of intent, applicants will be invited to the Festevents Charity Fundraising Program informational meeting to receive remaining application requirements and additional details.

Approximately 20 organizations will be chosen by the Norfolk Festevents Board of Directors. Applicants are notified of their acceptance or denial in mid-March.

Should you or your organization have additional questions, please contact Box Office Manager, Jason Cantone, by email at or by phone at 757-441-2345.

Previous Participating Service Clubs: 

  • Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
  • Virginia Stage Association
  • Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care Center
  • Norfolk Fraternal Order of Police
  • Grafton Kiwanis
  • Portsmouth Service League
  • Virginia Opera Guild
  • Norfolk Kiwanis
  • LGBT Life Center
  • Chinese Community Association
  • Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads
  • Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach
  • Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk
  • Chesapeake Southside Lions Club
  • SafeHouse Project
  • Circle A Home for Horses
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
  • Samaritan House
  • Don Carey REECH Foundation
  • World Class Gymnastics
  • Hampton Roads Community Health Center 





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