50 women voting on how we spend $100,000

Designed For Joy Evening of Giving 2021 at The Dillon



Join us in celebrating Designed For Joy's four years of providing safe, living-wage jobs to women in Raleigh. 


Our auction is now LIVE. Happy bidding! 


Enjoy live music by Heather Sarona and later in the night, KM DJ Company will take over. Bear and wine provided with a DFJ Pop Up Shop. Our online auction has started and will end at 9:30pm Thursday, October 14. 

We're celebrating big milestones! With your support, Designed For Joy:

- hired more than 50 women
- partnered with a dozen referring organizations
- has given $140,000 in living wages
- expanded into a 5,000 square-foot production space in Raleigh's Warehouse District


We hope to see you on this joyous occasion! 
Thursday, October 14, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Dillon, 223 S West St., Raleigh

Dress is Date Night or Girls Night Out attire. No tie required. Dressy jeans are welcome.

Thank you to The Dillon for hosting and Hobnob Occasions for styling our event space. Flower arrangements created by English Garden. Auction photography by Five Freedoms Photography. Event photography will be covered by Christi Ann Photography. R&D Brewing will provide beer and seltzers. HL Catering is creating individual charcuterie boxes to enjoy. Dessert provided by Once in a Blue Moon Bakery.

We are excited to offer this event outside, overlooking the Raleigh skyline. We will follow all current CDC recommendations. 

A variety of ticket options are available below, including a special "Friends of Designed For Joy" option to highlight your partnership with us.


Shawn and Kristen Sydow, Rob and Cary Heise, Tim and Angela Padgett,
Morgan Kelly, Christina Coffey of Lee & Associates, Matt and Leigh Ann Miller,
Kathleen Kenney, Steve Gray & Sherika HiSmith, Keshavamurthy Family,
Tommy and Paige Jacob, Zacharias Family, Patricia Rushmore, Shanon and Chip Baggett, Watson Family, 
Amanda Lamb and Reginald Griffin, Greg and Melissa Buscher, Blake and Becca Smith, 
Erin and Jay Bircher, Scott and Linda Wishart, Earl and Emily Ransom, John and Judy Buchanan  

Corporate Sponsorships welcome! Please email us here.

Would you like to donate to our online silent auction? Complete the Letter of Intent here. 



Ticket and Gift Options 



Thank you for investing in Designed For Joy and providing the ongoing need for safe, dignified work for our community's  most vulnerable women.


*Tickets are nonrefundable.

Designed For Joy is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID number is 82-2093018.


Photos by Amber Foster Smith and Anna Teem