Our annual Gala & Auction brings together members of our community who are passionate about Lake Hopatcong, to have fun and raise funds critically needed to protect the environment and enhance the experience on and around Lake Hopatcong.

Join us for a memorable evening at Stone Water on Thursday, July 18 at 6PM, featuring fabulous food, craft cocktails, and camaraderie around our shared cause: a vibrant and healthy Lake Hopatcong, now and for future generations. This fun-filled evening serves as a critical fundraiser for the Foundation, supporting our many programs and initiatives in the areas of environment, education, community, and advocacy. 

    Join us on July 20! Your ticket includes a delicious meal of gourmet dinner stations and passed hors d'oeuvres. There will be one hour of open bar from 6PM-7PM (cash bar for the remainder of the evening). Our event is “cocktail” style, with unassigned seating scattered around Stonewater’s beautiful dining rooms, bar, and deck. Individual tickets are $140.

    For those looking to make a bigger impact through their ticket purchase, consider purchasing a "Gala Duo" ticket sponsorship for $400 which includes two tickets, your name in the ad journal, and recognition at the event as thanks for your added support!

    When you purchase tickets through our online system, you are also automatically registered for our online auction, which means you can start browsing and bidding on our auction of over 50 items and experiences ahead of the event (and enjoy faster check-in)! Auction opens for bidding on July 11!

    Coming soon!


    Our lake-famous auction of over fifty unique items and experiences is virtual again this year, opening one week before the gala and closing at 9 PM the evening of the event. Bid from the comfort of your couch using any device. You do not have to be present to bid or win! For those attending the gala, bid helpers will be available to help you place bids.

    New this year: our live auction will be replaced by our "premier" and "fund the mission" auctions, all available via the link below.

    Register now, so you're ready to participate come July 11. A credit card is not required to browse but will be required to bid or buy. Bid on boat tours, farm-to-table dinners, golf foursome, resort stays, and more from anywhere using your mobile device!



    *ON SALE SOON! Our Split-the-Pot raffle returns! Tickets are $100 each and only 300 tickets will be sold!

    The winning tickets will be drawn on Thursday, July 18 at 9:30 pm the gala. You need not be present to win, and purchasing a ticket is a great way to help support our mission of protecting the environment and enhancing the experience on and around New Jersey’s largest lake!

    You could potentially win:
    1st Prize 25% (up to $7,500!)
    2nd Prize 15% (up to $4,500!)
    3rd Prize 10% (up to $3,000!)

    Purchase your ticket(s) by giving us a call at 973-663-2500 during our office hours (generally, 9 am - 4 pm, Mon-Fri) or stop by 125 Landing Road, Landing. If you miss us, leave a message and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.


    Our sponsors are a group of businesses and individuals who are passionate about protecting the environment and enhancing the experience on and around New Jersey’s largest lake. Support us with a gala sponsorship today and help ensure the success of our largest fundraiser of the year! There are several sponsorship levels available, each includes promotion online and in our ad journal, and many include complimentary tickets to the event.

    Check out our sponsorship package for more information. Questions? Call Caitlin at 973-663-2500 or email Caitlin@lakehopatcongfoundation.org


  • FAQS

    Q. What is the attire for the event?
    A.: “Summer Nautical” - think light pants or summer dresses, long or short, for ladies and collared shirts or button downs and khakis for men. Some guests may choose to incorporate nautical stripes or prints. Some men may choose to incorporate a blazer. We want everyone to be comfortable while helping us celebrate summer at the lake!

    Q. Can I boat to the event?
    A. Yes! Limited dock space is available (around 15 spaces) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests coming by boat will be expected to dock and secure their own vessel.

    Q. Is there valet car parking?
    A. Yes, complimentary valet car parking will be provided by Stone Water.

    Q. Is there reserved/assigned seating?
    A. No. Our gala is a less formal, cocktail-style event. Tables and chairs will be scattered around the dining rooms and deck, and we encourage everyone to mix and mingle!

    Q. When does the auction open and close?
    A. The auction opens for bidding on July 11 and closes automatically on the evening of July 18.

    Q. Do I have to attend the gala to participate in the auction?
    A. No! Bids can be placed from anywhere using a computer or mobile device. You must register to browse and enter a credit card to bid.

    Q. Will there be paper bid sheets at the event?
    A. No, all bidding will be done by phone. Bid Helpers will be available to help you bid and/or place a bid on your behalf.

    Q. What happens if I have the winning bid?
    A. Your phone will notify you if you are the winning bid. You can also confirm your bid at check-out. If you are in attendance at the event, you can pick up your item at the check-out table. If you are not at the event, we will call you to arrange pick-up of your item on Friday, July 19.

    Q. Do I need to check-in and check-out?
    A. Yes, checking in allows us to confirm your attendance and participation in the auction. Only those who win an item in the auction or the Split-the-Pot raffle need to check-out.

    Q. Will paper tickets be mailed?
    A. No, no paper tickets will be mailed. We will have a record of all registered guests at check-in.

    Q. Can I purchase a Split-the-Pot raffle ticket online?
    A. No, New Jersey law currently prevents nonprofits from selling raffle tickets online. To purchase, please call 973-663-2500.

    Q. What’s the deadline to become a sponsor or purchase an ad in the journal?
    A. We must receive all payment and ad artwork by July 1.

    Q. Can individuals sponsor the gala?
    A. Yes! Both individuals and businesses are welcome to sponsor the gala and help us maximize funds raised to support a vibrant and healthy lake and community.

    Q. When is the deadline to purchase a ticket to the event?
    A. Please purchase your tickets by July 12. Tickets go quickly, however, so do not wait!

    Q. Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?
    A. Your ticket is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law, less the fair market value (FMV), which is listed on your confirmation email. Please consult with your account and/or tax professional regarding tax-deductible donations.  

    Q. Is my auction item purchase tax-deductible.
    A. Your auction item purchase is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law, less the fair market value of the item, which is listed on the auction site. Please with your account and/or tax professional regarding tax-deductible donations. 

    For additional questions, please call 973-663-2500 or email Caitlin@lakehopatcongfoundation.org.

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