Pop singer Jason Derulo performed April 21 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, for Forty Carrots Family Center’s annual Firefly Gala, that’s what.
Each year, the Dart Family Foundation presents a lead performer for the center’s gala.
The evening began with cocktails in the hotel gardens, with silent auction bidding underneath a colorfully lit tent. After the social hour, the rain started and guests made their way to the dinner tent to dine and stay dry.
Forty Carrots Family Center, which helps families through parenting education, mental health resources and early childhood education, raised more than $100,000 during its paddle raise and live auction.
After dinner, guests made their way into the ballroom, where they wiggled all night to Derulo’s music. Festivities continued early into the morning with an after-party in the other half of the ballroom.