Lighting the Way to an Awakened World Soiree

Save 25% on Individual Tickets with Promo Code SOIREE2022

Dear Friends,
We are at the tipping point. The world as we know it is “breaking down for the breakthrough” so we can experience the healing of humanity, our earth and ourselves. It’s time to recognize, and even celebrate, this unprecedented opportunity to realize an awakened world that works for all of us!

Through the years, you’ve known The Sophia Institute as a refuge and sanctuary from the storm. During her recent workshop, the world-renowned scholar, philosopher, and researcher, Dr. Jean Houston described The Sophia Institute as “One of the finest, deepest, kindest growth centers in the world.” And New York Times best selling author Mark Nepo refers to The Sophia Institute as “a greenhouse for the soul.”

So we ask you to join us at this auspicious time as we celebrate our 21st year hosting transformational programs that help raise the consciousness on the planet. We hope you will participate in our biggest fundraising event of the year and help us energize this new chapter in humanity.

Peace and blessings,
Carolyn Rivers

You’re Invited to an Evening of Music, Art,
and Community

Opera Performances

Leah Edwards

Leah Edwards

General Director, Operatic Soprano & Award Winning Pianist

Holy City Arts
& Lyric Opera

Dimitri Pittas

Dimitri Pittas

Artistic Director & International Operatic Tenor

Holy City Arts
& Lyric Opera

Music and Dancing

Charlton Singleton

Gammy Award Winner
with Contemporary Flow

Silent Art Auction

Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green

Signed Art Posters

Lowcountry Cuisine

Thank You To Our Sponsors 

Table Sponsors
Ann Ash  |  Kelley Andrews  |  Cam Busch
Alexandra & Hanson Gifford  |  Erin Harrington
Mary Beth Natarajan
Carolyn Rivers  |  Heath Slane 
Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative

Silent Auction Sponsors
Laura Collins  |  Alexandra & Hanson Gifford  |  Jonathan Green
Jennie Johnson  |  Ellen Dressler Moryl  |  Rita Scott

Media Sponsor

Soiree Committee
Kelley Andrews  |  Cam Busch  |  Laura Collins
Maureen Finan  |  Erin Harrington  |  Ellen Dressler Moryl
Mary Beth Natarajan  |  Carolyn Rivers  |  Heath Slane

Hourly Schedule

6:30PM - 7:00PM
Arrive + Mingle
7:00PM - 7:40PM
Welcome + Performances
6:30PM - 9:00PM
Art Auction (silent auction)
8:00PM - 9:30PM
Music + Dancing


Nov 17 2022


06:30 PM - 09:30 PM


$125 Individual Ticket

$750 Wisdom Circle
$1,200 Grace Circle
$2,500 Unity Circle
$5,000 Friendship Circle
$10,000 Presenting

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Union Station
652-A King Street Charleston, SC 29403