Spirit of the Woods

Celebrate the work of Bradford Woods!

Join us as we celebrate the spirit of giving that led John Bradford to donate his property to Indiana University in 1938. At our second annual gala, we’ll celebrate the enduring spirit and impact of “the Woods” with an evening of fun, activities, stories, and more – and don't forget to come dressed in your 1930s attire!

Here are a few reasons to attend this year:

  • Fabulous silent auction items donated from a variety of local businesses
  • Photo opportunities with a 1930s roadster and props
  • A cocktail hour starting at 5pm
  • Speakers sharing the impact Bradford Woods has had upon their lives
  • A plated dinner with 1930s touches

Individual tickets ($125) or table ($1,000 for 8 seats) can be purchased via the link below. Proceeds benefit further programs at Bradford Woods.

April 18, 2020

5pm Cocktail Hour, 6pm Dinner

Baxter Dining Hall at Bradford Woods

2020 Keynote Speaker - Liz Elkas

We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for our 2020 Spirit of the Woods  is Liz Elkas, CEO of Riley Children's Foundation. Prior to joining Riley, Liz was the Senior Associate Dean of Development at IU School of Medicine for 31 years. During her tenure, she worked in progressively responsible positions. Liz received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she majored in English-Literature and Fine Arts. She then moved to the Hoosier state and earned her Masters of Fine Arts from Indiana University. Liz and Dave have been married for 33 years and have two children, Eli and Ellie; both are college graduates. One now lives in Vermont and the other in Florida.

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