About The father daughter galA



The Father Daughter Gala celebrates its 11th Anniversary this year. The event will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at the Legends Club in Augusta. This year will feature the Inaugural Father of the Year Award.

The Annual Father Daughter Gala has celebrated the unique bond between fathers and daughters since 2008. This evening of elegance features first-class entertainment, fine dining, dancing, and lifelong memories, not just for fathers and daughters, but for entire families and friends. Also this year the Gala 2nd Annual Father-Son Golf Tournament at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Each year, the proceeds from the Gala are donated to local non-profit organizations. New this year, the O’Neal Foundation is excited to present their Inaugural Father of the Year Campaign. This program will add to the fundraising efforts the Gala provides to the local nonprofits it benefits.

The Father of the Year Campaign is a spirited, philanthropic competition designed to benefit each candidate’s chosen nonprofit. Candidates are a select group of honored individuals who are nominated for Father of the Year by their peers. They are dynamic, passionate, sometimes competitive, and from both social and business communities. The campaign is a great way for candidates and the fundraising teams they form to partner with other influential leaders in their communities to raise awareness and funds for their charities of choice.

The Father Daughter Gala is presented by The O'Neal Foundation and sponsored by the O'Neal Insurance Agency, The Augusta Chronicle, WRDW-WAGT, Beasley Media Group, Augusta Mall, Jim Hudson Lexus, International Formal Wear and Strothers Printing.

Seating begins at 4:00pm, and the program starts at 5:00pm. Adult tickets are $75 and children 12 and under, $35.

Gala tickets are available at The O'Neal Insurance Agency, International Formal Wear or you can REGISTER ONLINE.

father of the year award

The Father of the Year Campaign is a spirited, philanthropic competition designed to benefit each candidate’s chosen nonprofit...Learn More!

Our Misson

The mission of the O'Neal Foundation is to help strengthen the bonds of the family to build a stronger community.


“There is no reason or excuse that a father can give for not wanting to share this time with his daughter. A lifetime of memories packed into one special evening. One that I will never forget. Thanks honey for inviting me.”

Robert O'Neal

“My daughter and I experienced the Father Daughter Gala for the first time in 2015. It drew us closer like never before. I encourage any man young or older to experience this with their daughter. It will strengthen the relationship and create memories that will last for a lifetime.”

james hefner

“The Father Daughter Gala has given me the most precious moments with my Daddy in my entire life. And even though he recently passed on, I can forever hold in my heart the memories of our annual date. My wish is that every "little girl" can experience such a gift.”

Ruth Eden-Garcia


Father of the year competition


Mr. Don Clark
The Augusta Warrior Project
Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) is the only local non-profit organization of its kind that brings together all the necessary resources to help local Warriors – wounded or not – and their Families. AWP takes a comprehensive focus to overcoming the challenges local Warriors and their Families face...Learn More!


Mr. Jeff Asselin
Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
With a 160 year legacy of service in the C.S.R.A , the nonprofit Family YMCA of Greater Augusta offers programs and services at 70 CSRA program centers, including 10 program and wellness facilities, one full-time child development center, and Camp Lakeside, a 100-acre camp located on Lake Thurmond...Learn More!


Mr. Charles Walker
Jack and Jill of America
Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty...Learn More!


Mr. Marshal Ramone Lamkin
New Bethlehem Community Center
New Bethlehem Community Center has been providing programs and services throughout the CSRA since 1912. Our primary focus is to assist low-income residents of the community through community support and outreach.

The mission of New Bethlehem Community Center is to be an extension of God's ministry and to improve the quality of life...Learn More!


Dr. Tyjuan Williams
Augusta Partnership for Children
Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. (APC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit collaborative that responds to the ever-changing needs of the community and partners with agencies and organizations representing: Business Government Education Healthcare Faith-based Social services and other private citizens...Learn More!

2018 Father Daughter Gala Sponsors



Contact Info

The O'Neal Insurance Agency
  • 3238 Peach Orchard Road
    Augusta, GA 30906

Email fdgala@fdgala.com.