2019 GRRAND Affair! – “5GRRAND”

                                    Presenting Sponsor:                                     
        Sam Swope Family Foundation       


GRRAND’s primary fundraiser, the GRRAND Affair will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Friday, November 1st, 2019, at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center.  Join us as we recognize our 5000th adoption since our inception in 1994.  We are very grateful to have positively impacted the lives of so many dogs and we could not have done it without you!   We will be celebrating the successful rescue of these dogs and the many GRRAND benefactors who donated their time and support to achieve this milestone.  Celebrate with GRRAND and enjoy a fun evening with delicious hors d’oeuvres, beverages, music, raffles, a silent auction, and live auction.


The cost to organize and present the GRRAND Affair is significant, but just as important is the fact that the proceeds from this event are responsible for over 50% of GRRAND’s annual operating budget.  To achieve success, we rely on our loyal members, friends, and supporters.  Read more about sponsorship opportunities for this incredible event!

Become a GRRAND Affair Sponsor

You may also go to our BidPal site to become a sponsor and to have a look at the information for this year’s event.

Event Tickets

Tickets are $50 each.  To purchase tickets to the GRRAND Affair, visit BidPal or get your tickets here using PayPal   Once you place your online ticket order, your name and number of tickets ordered will be placed on the registration list.  You will not receive event tickets. On the night of the event stop at the registration table and provide your name.  At that time, you will be checked in and given a program. If you purchase tickets for guests, they will be required to provide your name at the registration desk for check-in.

Raffle Tickets

We are looking for a sponsor for our annual $2500 cash drawing at the GRRAND Affair. If you or your company are interested, please contact Lauren Vaughan at laurenvaughan502@me.com.  More information about purchasing raffle tickets will be available at a later date.

Seeking Silent Auction Donations

We are gathering items for our silent auction. Themed baskets are always appreciated, but single items are great as well!  Consider housewares, jewelry, children’s items, items for men, sports, etc.  If you are not a shopper, make a donation and GRRAND will do the shopping for you!

Once you are ready to submit your auction donation(s) we have several options for delivery to GRRAND.  Without exception, all auction items must come to GRRAND with a 2019 GA Donation Form.  Print and complete the 2019 Donation Form and attach it to the item. You may want to keep a copy of the completed form for your tax records.

  1. Drop Off Location – If you would like to drop off your donation please contact Debra at weissrock@att.net to arrange a drop off location for your items.
  2. Mail Item(s) – Postal mail is appropriate for gift certificates and small items.  Mail these items to GRRAND, PO Box 6132, Louisville, KY 40206.

Seeking Live Auction Donations

We are seeking items and experiences for our live auction. If you or someone you know has an experience or item to donate, please contact Lauren Vaughan at laurenvaughan502@me.com.  Consider vacation homes/rentals, chef dinners, adventure experiences, unique outings, etc.


We are looking for GRRAND Affair Volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • collection of auction items
  • preparation of displays
  • auction activities (including set-up and take-down)
  • Skills and Equipment Needed: Willingness to help with collection of items, skill in creating decorative baskets, ability to transport items, people skills, and enthusiasm.

Sign Up to Volunteer for the GRRAND Affair


Last year’s event was exciting and full of thrilling moments.  Have a look for yourself!