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Benefit and Live Auction to Support SPARC’s Youth

April 27th

Doors open at 5:00pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Free admission before 5:00pm

Charity Auction

Live & Silent Auctions

When I Grow Up!

Our evening’s theme is “When I Grow Up!” Featuring our host Susan Greenbaum, with special performances from SPARC Alum Carrie Brockwell, you’ll also enjoy three performances by 40+ SPARC youth. Let’s all celebrate their dreams for a brighter future!


Open bar featuring Wine & Beer


Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served


Attire is Garden Party or Business Casual

Announcing the 2024 SPARC Auction!

Online Silent Auction & Live Auction

The Spotlight on SPARC benefit and live auction punctuates a weeklong silent auction with an entertainment-filled evening. Your attendance supports SPARC programs, and at the event you can choose from exclusive live auction items to get yourself –or your family!  – a little something special.

Register for the
Silent Auction

Over 100 items to choose from!

Live Auction Items!

Performances by

Susan Greenbaum,

Carrie Brockwell,

and 40 SPARC youth!

Free Access to Lewis Ginter
for Attendees Before 5pm

Thank You!

Interested in sponsoring this year’s benefit? Our development team will work with you to design a sponsor package that meets your needs.

If you can’t join us,
we hope you will consider
a gift to support our work.

Susan Greenbaum

Your host for the evening

Susan is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer-songwriter who is beloved throughout Richmond. Susan has performed with SPARC’s Live Art youth on numerous occasions in addition to her many accomplishments and recordings.

Carrie Brockwell

Your featured performer

Carrie Brockwell is a recording artist from Richmond, a SPARC Alum, and a “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood recipient on 2022’s American Idol. Carrie plans on attending college in Nashville, Tennessee this fall where she is also under an artist development deal with PCG Worldwide.

SPARC Performers

Your Main Event!

We’re thrilled to present selections from this season’s Touring Ensemble and Showstoppers youth performing groups. Based on this year’s theme of “When I Grow Up,” you’ll enjoy a joint performance of both groups to show the talents of a wide array of SPARC youth. You won’t want to miss it!

SPARC’s Touring Ensemble

SPARC’s 2023 Showstoppers

A wonderful evening to support arts education

Join Us!

Event Info

April 27th, 2024
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228

Doors open at 5:00pm