Taste of Friendship


September 12, 2024
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Lorain County Community College
John A. Spitzer Conference Center

1005 Abbe Rd. N
Elyria, OH 44035

Event Support

Jessica Jordan, Special Events Coordinator

Don't miss our 17th Annual Taste of Friendship!

Indulge in Lorain's best food and beverages for a good cause

Mercy Health Foundation Lorain's annual Taste of Friendship gala is a fan-favorite charity event! More than 500 guests attend, and you definitely want to be one of them. Over 25 local restaurants showcase their chefs' finest culinary delights. And alongside the wining and dining will be live music, a silent auction and more! Put on your best cocktail attire and head on down to the John A. Spitzer Conference Center at LCCC on September 12.

The best part? It's all for a great cause! Event proceeds help provide Mercy Health patients with the best medical care possible. Your support also funds vital community programs and services that residents rely on for good health. When you buy a ticket, bid on auction items or join us as a sponsor, you help ensure great health care is accessible to all.

Logo for Mercy Health Foundation Lorain's annual Taste of Friendship gala.

How to Attend

Buy tickets

Single ticket: $100

Couples ticket (2 included): $175

Become a sponsor

Each sponsorship includes recognition in all promotional materials prior to and during the event. 

  • $1,000 Sponsorship - 2 tickets
  • $1,500 Sponsorship - 4 tickets
  • $2,500 Sponsorship - 8 tickets
  • $5,000 Sponsorship - 12 tickets
  • $7,500 Sponsorship - 15 tickets
  • $10,000 Sponsorship - 20 tickets
  • $20,000 Sponsorship - 25 tickets
Participate in our silent auction

New this year: a virtual silent auction. So you don't have to miss a thing! Please include your cell phone number and/or email address when you register. 

Can't make it? You can still support the Foundation!

Make a Donation

Make a gift to Taste of Friendship online via the registration page, in any amount you wish! Every donation makes a difference.

Donate Featured Items

Show your support by donating items (valued at $150 or more) for the silent auction and raffle prizes. It's a great way for businesses to get their products in front of an exciting new audience.

Come Get a Taste of Friendship!