The Annual Black and White Gala is one of the highlights of the social season combining elegance, gourmet dining, and gorgeous classical music.

2019 Honoree – Betty Francis

Thank you for joining us for an extravaganza for the eye and ear. The event featured hosted cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, and entertainment- ribbon dancers, lion dancers, and more- Event Chair – JoAnn Wellner; Event Planner – Frank Goldstin’s Momentous Events;

Honoree – Betty Francis


“This was the very best VW Gala ever! The honoree, theme, the wonderful and varied entertainment and the delicious dinner made it an absolutely perfect evening”
“Oh my, what does one say after attending a beautiful party for the Waring? How about Fabulous from the moment we entered the Lobby until all the wonderful festivities came to a close? Congratulations to all for the organizational work required to make this a successful party filled with music to be enjoyed by everyone”
“…I want to extend Congratulations and kudos for the marvelous Gala that was held last night at the Westin. I can’t think of one downside in the entire night; every detail was terrific and tasteful. The decorations, entertainment, overall presentation, and food were all top notch. You are to be congratulated for setting a new, higher bar for philanthropic events in the desert”
“What an unfortgettable time everyone had at the Waring gala… The setting, the tables, the decorations were fantastic, that transported us… to China!”