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The culminating STANDOUT event, celebrating the Class of 2023 will be held Thursday, November 2, 6:00pm
The Mint Museum Uptown.

Tickets to STANDOUT include seated dinner, a celebration of the Class of 2023, and hosted beer and wine bar.
Attire is business or cocktail. 
6 - 7pm: Registration and reception
7pm: Seating for dinner & celebration of the Class of 2023
9-10pm: Post-program reception


Paid parking is available for passenger vehicles up to 9 feet tall in the Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage located on Brooklyn Village Avenue between Tryon and Church Streets. If using GPS, you can enter the address [130 West Brooklyn Village Ave, Charlotte, NC 28202|(MAP) to find the garage entrance.

After you park your vehicle, head for the Plaza Elevators (as opposed to the Duke Energy Tower Elevators). Level P★ will take you to the street level and the museum store; level 2 will take you to the museum entrance.

Additional Event Information:

We continue to put the safety and wellbeing of the CF Community first.  If you are not feeling well, we ask that you please do not attend. We encourage you to test for COVID-19 prior to attending a CF Foundation event.  Please review the CF Foundation's current attendance policy
https://cff.org/about-us/attendance-policy-cf-foundation-events.  If you have any questions or concerns around COVID-19 or other infection prevention and control policies, please contact Gretchen Rohleder at grohleder@cff.org.


At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we commit to equity, racial justice, diversity and inclusion as core principles guiding our efforts to provide all people with CF the opportunity to live long, fulfilling lives.  We strive to host  inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.  Please be aware that a 3-week notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for the Foundation to arrange.  If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please contact Gretchen Rohleder at grohleder@cff.org.   https://www.cff.org/about-us/our-commitment-equity-racial-justice-diversity-and-inclusion  

Payment Information:

If you choose to make a gift to STANDOUT using a Donor Advised Fund, please consult with your DAF sponsoring organization and tax and/or legal advisor on their proper use.  DAFs cannot be used to cover the cost of any portion of an auction purchase and may not be used for any portion of the cost of attendance.  DAFS may only be used for sponsorships for events if the cost of the attendance is fully covered by other funds or the sponsorship is fully tax deductible.  Please work with your individual DAF to recommend general grants to support events.  As a reminder, CFF is unable to provide tax or legal advice.

In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check.  To speed up event check-in, please send checks to the office address at 4600 Park Rd. Ste 100 Charlotte, NC 28209-0201 prior to the event or download the Fight CF app nd use the mobile check deposit feature.

Attendance Policy:
The CF Foundation is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals attending Foundation events.  Individual attending CF Foundation events must abide by the Foundation's Event Attendance Policy which includes guidance for event attendees living with cystic fibrosis. (http://www.cff.org/attendancepolicy).

More about the STANDOUT Program:

The STANDOUT program, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, honors the Charlotte area's most active and engaged professionals who demonstrate leadership, are active in the community, have excelled in their chosen profession or vocation, and have a desire to grow both professionally and philanthropically. Those selected to the STANDOUT Class of 2023 are among the most prominent and influential members of our community.
The STANDOUT program culminates in a celebration event this fall where honorees along with their colleagues, friends and families will gather to celebrate the Class of 2023. Leading up to the culminating event, honorees are invited to monthly socials to network with fellow community leaders and spend time gaining awareness about cystic fibrosis through meeting those impacted and touring the Care Center at Levine Children's Hospital and Atrium Health.
In addition to celebrating Charlotte's young leaders, STANDOUT increases community awareness of cystic fibrosis. STANDOUT Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. To nominate, please visit