The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation’s annual fundraising event, Noche de Gala, has become a standalone event, unsurpassed in our region.  Noche de Gala is an evening packed with live music, a silent auction, exquisite dining and much more!

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. – Midnight

Event Produced By: Keith Watson Events

Cuisine: Embers Wood Grill


View the Noche de Gala Sponsorship Book adobe-pdf-logo


2017 Noche de Gala Venue

The Stephen C. O’Connell Center, on the historic University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, is a multipurpose recreation, event and athletic venue The O’Connell Center is home to the Exactech Arena where Florida Gators Basketball, Gymnastics and Volleyball teams compete in Division 1 NCAA athletics. The Exactech Arena seats over 10,000 people for those events as well as, concerts, trade shows, job fairs, UF commencement, UF convocation, showcases and much more. The O’Connell Center also houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool, recreation/meeting rooms, and practice facilities for both on campus groups and off campus organizations. The O’Connell Center covers 3.6 acres, or approximately 296,000 square feet. The O’Connell Center is one of the largest student employers on UF’s campus. Often employing up to 450 part-time student employees, the O’Connell Center enables students to gain experience in arena operations, technical services, customer service, human resources, and business operations. The Stephen C. O’Connell Center offers event services both within the center and throughout campus ranging from security and event staffing, to set-up and operation of technical equipment.