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The annual SOPAC Gala brings together patrons, community leaders and artists to celebrate SOPAC's achievements, pay tribute to our supporters and raise significant funds.


Diana Hart, former Board member and catering professional

Lifetime Achievement Award

John Lee, Grammy Award-Winning Producer & Jazz All-Star


Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American Songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy-nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe - in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House - his work as an educator and archivist, define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.


Both in-person tickets and virtual tickets are available for this event. Please note this event is being hosted off-site at Drew University, 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940. 


Auction Procedures

Please read the Silent Auction descriptions carefully, noting any restrictions. SOPAC will not be responsible for auction items not redeemed within the time specified by the donor or within a year. Item descriptions are followed by a value, or in the case of particularly unique items, the value is listed as priceless. Please note that only the amount paid over the fair market value is tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

Online Bidding
Registering online provides access to place bids on silent items and receive text/email updates for the event. Register here or text sopacgala2021 to 76278 and reply to the text message you receive with your first and last name. Then, reply to the following text message with your email address. 

Click the blue link in your welcome text message and it will take you to your personal bidding page. Click on an item you would like to bid on. The Bid amount pre-populates with the next minimum bid so all you have to do is press Bid.

Set up automatic bidding to easily manage your priority items. Select the Auto Bid tab and enter your highest bid amount. We'll increase your bid as needed to keep you winning until your limit is reached! You will receive a text notification when you have been outbid at your highest amount entered.

Close of Bidding

The last call for bidding will be at 7:45PM. You will also receive a warning text message 10-15 minutes before the close of the silent auction. At 8PM, the silent auction will close. There is a countdown located at the top of the Items Page for your convenience. 

Use the self-checkout feature by clicking on the Pay tab at the conclusion of the auction. Here you can easily review your purchase summary and confirm payment information directly from your mobile phone. Once payment is secured, a red PAID stamp will appear on the page and you will automatically be emailed a copy of your statement. Silent auction winners will be contacted directly with more information on how to claim a prize. 

All payments are final. Refunds are not permitted. 

Hosted By

South Orange Performing Arts Center


South Orange, NJ, USA

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