CMC Benefit Gala

Save-the-Date for the return of CMC's Benefit Gala - Friday, September 22nd, 2023!


Join us the evening of Friday, Sept 22nd, at the American Mountaineering Center, as we host a grand celebration of outdoor adventure and bring together our adventurous community to benefit CMC programming.


We'll be hosting a reception featuring drinks from New Terrain Brewing and Sierra Nevadaa fabulous dinner provided by Sherpa House and Sherpa Adventure Restaurant, a silent and live auction filled with great items and experiences, and the always fun presentation of CMC volunteer awards!

We're also excited to announce the cornerstone of the night's program - an intimate “fireside chat” with Jack Tackle and Charlie Sassara, a renowned climbing team who’ll share epic and inspiring stories of trust, resilience, and survival. And CMC's Gala will be the first time they reflect on their experiences together while on the same stage! For a preview of what's to come, check out these reflections from Jack Tackle - and his recounting of a harrowing Alaskan climbing incident these two shared - in a story from the Alpinist.

CMC's Gala promises to be a memorable night, and there's more in the works to make the night special! Look for updates via email and social media as our event committee announces additional details for what will surely be a fun-filled evening!

Sponsorships are available! Contact Scott Farley at or 303-996-2752 for information on how your company can sponsor the evening.

This event will sell out so buy your table or tickets now!

A special thanks to our Gala event committee for their dedication in planning this event: Peter and Kathie Hamilton, Don Carpenter, Sarah Riley, David Sanders and Robby Vaughn.