Room to Bloom

The 65th Annual Room to Bloom Celebration promises to be the highlight of 2016-17! This time-honored Auxiliary tradition represents fellowship and philanthropy at its best. Please plan to join in this year’s festivities while supporting our beloved Mint Museum. Mark your calendar now for all of the exciting and inspiring events listed below.


Each spring The Mint Museum Auxiliary plans, produces, and hosts the Room to Bloom Celebration, a premiere fundraiser for The Mint Museum. Since its inception over 60 years ago, this effort has contributed over $13 million towards The Mint Museum including funds and acquisitions for the Museum's permanent collection. The Mint Museum Auxiliary continues to build on the legacy of outstanding and creative fundraising programs. This year's Room to Bloom Celebration highlights include:

The CommenceMINT  | Tuesday, november 1, 2016

This widely popular cocktail buffet will be hosted in a stunning private residence in honor our Fall EnrichMINT Forum Keynote Speaker, Lela Rose and is offered exclusively to Sponsors, Benefactors and Patrons.

The fall Enrichmint forum  |  Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This marquee kick-off event for the Room to Bloom Celebration will be held at the Mint Museum uptown with keynote speaker, Lela Rose.  Lela Rose is a New York City based fashion designer with a collection that spans a complete range of designer separates, accessories and jewelry as well as exquistely designed bridal gowns and accessories.  Lela is also well known for her love of entertaining and is the author of, PRÊT-À-PARTY : Great Ideas for Good TImes and Creative Entertaining

Mint eight-o - aloha!   |  friday, march 3, 2017 

A throw back to the original Hawaii Five-O, this evening event will celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Mint Museum with luau-style eats, libations and sounds of the 70s and 80s from Charlotte superstars, The Bad Daddies band.

Spring Symposium  |  Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This perennially sold-out coffee, lecture and luncheon will be held at the Charlotte Country Club which hosts 500 guests and features a silent auction and book signing. Frances Schultz, a North Carolina native, is a journalist, TV Personality and author of The Bee Cottage Story: How I Made a  Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness.  Frances is a contributing editor to House Beautiful and former Editor-At-Large at Veranda, as well as former on-air host of the award winning cable television show, Southern Living Presents.

MerriMINT    |  Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This festive cocktail buffet, hosted in a stunning private residence, will serve as the grand finale of the 2016 - 2017 Room to Bloom Celebration.