Gala for Animals
Gala for Animals 2022

Mardi Paw


It’s almost time again for our annual Gala for Animals! This year, we’re having our first ever in person Gala as Animal Friends Alliance: Mardi Paw. We’re ready to grab a mask and let the good times (and treats) roll!
The Gala takes place on Saturday, March 26th at 5:30 PM at the Hilton Fort Collins. This event will include cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a live auction, Magnificent Beasts created by local artists, cat and dog cameos, dinner, an awards ceremony, a game of “Whiskers or Tails,” and information about the lifesaving work we are doing and can only continue to do thanks to your amazing engagement and support.
We are still looking for partners in the form of sponsorships from individuals and businesses in our community. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring this event, please email Amanda Schroeder to learn more about the benefits of sponsoring.
The Gala for Animals auction is also in need of donated auction items, as well as volunteers to help solicit and pick up auction items. If you are interested in creating an otherworldly auction, contact Amanda Schroeder for more details.
*Not actual picture of meal. Photo credit: Aberdeen’s Kitchen

Superfood Salad


Field greens, spinach, fresh blueberries, shredded carrot, dried apricots and cranberries, and a superfood seed blend (pepita, sunflower and chia)
Dressing options: Citrus Dijon and Ranch

Main Course Options:

*Not actual picture of meal. Photo credit: Taste

*Not actual picture of meal. Photo credit: Fine Cooking

*Not actual picture of meal. Photo credit: Foodiecrush

Cauliflower Steak


Hard seared and slow baked, served with grilled asparagus and a cashew “parmesan cream sauce”

Wild Mushroom Risotto


Tender short grain rice slow cooked with wild mushrooms and manchego cheese

Caprese Cavatappi


Corkscrew-shaped pasta, stewed cherry tomatoes with basil and tangy goat cheese

*Not actual picutre of meal. Photo credit: Margo Drobi

Chocolate Banana Cake

Live Auction

We will have many exciting packages for guests to bid on during the Gala. Take a sneak peak at two of the vacation packages we will be offering!

Estes Park Package

This package will include a one night stay at the historic Stanley Hotel, a special Snowy Peaks Wine Lovers package, over $150 in gift cards to local businesses, and more!

Winter Park Package

A four night stay in a beautiful mountain home in Winter Park, one hour massage, over $200 in gift cards to local businesses, and more!

Thank you to our 2022 Gala Sponsors



Magnificent Beasts



Julie Piepho and David Bee

Naomi Lederer

Leonard J. Mahoney, PhD/Broadcom

Marjean and Ed Bender