Derby Days


Where: Mint Museum Randolph

When:  Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time:  3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Early Bird: YAM Member $40, Non-member $55

Purchase your tickets here

Celebrate the 25th Annual Derby Days with the Young Affiliates of The Mint. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment that includes live music, lawn games, and a large-screen viewing of the race live from Louisville, Kentucky. Attendees arrive decked out in sundresses and seersucker to watch “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” listen to music, and enjoy free beverages and food from top area restaurants. Derby Days also features a silent auction and a 50/50 cash raffle where you pick which horse will make it to the Winner’s Circle. RuRus SpecialsThe fun doesn’t stop here, continue on to RuRu’s Tacos and Tequila for the Official After Party and enjoy these specials they have generously offered – $3 can beer, $5 Margaritas, and $5 off food.

Back by popular demand, our signature Derby cocktail, The Mint’s Julep, featuring Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Whiskey and Maker’s 46® Bourbon Whiskey. The YAMs also host a Dapper Dan contest for the best-dressed gentleman along with a Hat contest for the lady with the most creative head-wear.

Proceeds will go to Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Exhibition
This year, all proceeds from the event will go towards the Young Affiliates of the Mint’s sponsorship of the Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Exhibition, opening at Mint Museum Uptown on March 7, 2015.

Halston and Warhol is a captivating exhibition that, for the first time, unites the work of Roy Halston Frowick and Andy Warhol, offering a unique perspective on the intersections between their lives and creative practice. Organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with Lesley Frowick (the niece of Halston), Halston and Warhol will incorporate approximately 40 of Halston’s creations, including the iconic pillbox hat designed for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and his signature Ultrasuede shirtdress, with a broad selection of paintings, photographs, and videos by Warhol. It will also feature a variety of archival material and ephemera that further links the two men both creatively and socially and explores their shared influences and interests.

If interested in supporting this event or volunteering, kindly reach out to our Derby Days Chairs, April Doktor and Joshua Baccus, for more information.

2015 Derby Days Sponsors

The YAMs would love to thank their gracious sponsors of the 25th Annual Derby Days.

Triple Crown Sponsor

Kendra ScottKendra Scott Jewelry
In 2002, with just $500, Kendra Scott launched a mini-jewelry collection.  Today, Kendra Scott Jewelry is a global, multimillion-dollar brand sold at renowned retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and 1,000+ specialty boutiques worldwide.  Austin, Texas remains home to Kendra Scott’s flagship store and design studio headquarters, where each Kendra Scott piece is meticulously designed.

Kendra Scott has become a household fashion name to women around the world.  Celebrities also love Kendra Scott’s unique, bold designs.  Hollywood a-listers like Sofia Vergara, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff and Brooklyn Decker have been spotted donning Kendra Scott Jewelry.

As the Kendra Scott brand continues to expand, Kendra remains committed to the company’s founding philosophies, “Family, Fashion & Philanthropy”, which have helped direct its course.  As a mother and business woman, Kendra’s “family first” mantra continues to be a core value for her and the company.  Philanthropy is also a driving force for this fashion-forward and savvy entrepreneur.

Cornhole Sponsor

Ashton - South End LogoAshton – South End
Ashton South End Luxury Apartment Homes features one bedroom and two bedroom apartments for rent in Charlotte, NC. Around the corner from Interstates 77 and 277, Ashton South End is minutes from Bank of America Stadium and downtown Charlotte in South End neighborhood. Ashton South End offers picturesque views of Uptown Charlotte, as well as featuring an 11th floor Sky Lounge with pool, aqua bar, fire pit, and cabanas, a spa-inspired fitness club, a controlled entry access parking garage, and daily coffee service.


After-Party Sponsor

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RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila
RuRu’s is a tacos and tequila bar located in the beautiful and historic Villa in Myers Park.



Koozie Sponsor

Red Ventures
Headquartered in Fort Mill, SC, just two miles from Charlotte, N.C., Red Ventures is a marketing and sales company with more than 1,900 employees across five offices in the U.S. Unlike companies who specialize in either online marketing, telephone sales or building technology infrastructure, we have an expertise in all three. Since 2000, the year Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein started the company in a basement, we have twice been ranked on the Inc. 500 list as one of the nation’s top 20 fastest growing companies.

Best Dressed Sponsor

VertKWPremier Sotheby’s International Realty, the second largest affiliate in the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, is the leading luxury real estate brokerage firm in the markets it serves, providing exceptional service and market knowledge to buyers and sellers of single-family homes and condominiums along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.  Led by real estate veteran Judy Green, the firm has more than 800 employees and associates and 24 locations strategically located in Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Captiva, Clearwater, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Venice, South Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lake Norman, Linville Ridge and Charlotte, North Carolina, with headquarters in Naples, Florida.

Raffle Sponsor

SilosSilos South End, Resort Apartment Living.
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