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The Chocolate Affair

February 24th, 2018

Memminger Auditorium

6:30PM-10:30 PM

Black Tie Optional


Hello Supporters - We can't thank you enough for your ongoing contributions.  We are excited to share that the 2018 Chocolate Affair is sold out!

See you on Saturday!

2018 Event Theme: Bond, that's James Bond

Join Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area (CIS) as a secret agent in education! 

This exclusive gala offers chocolate desserts from Charleston's finest restaurants and specialty shops. Gourmet Catering by Salt House will be featured at the 2018 Chocolate Affair.  Guests will enjoy a plated dinner as well as a full bar - included with your ticket price. 

Eat and be merry but make sure you save room for dessert!



The Chocolate Affair fundraiser supports Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area Inc., a nonprofit organization that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. It fulfills its mission by connecting the best community resources with the needs of students, their families, and schools. Communities In Schools addresses both the academic and social service needs of more than 10,000 students in 16 Charleston and Berkeley County schools.

For more information about our programs, visit

Need Downtown Accommodations for the Night of the Event?

CIS has partnered with The Spectator and The HarbourView Inn to provide a block of rooms reserved for The Chocolate Affair Attendees. 


Rates Applicable for 2/23 and 2/24

The Spectator:                                 $469 a night

The HarbourView Inn:   $399 a night


To secure designated rates click:


The Spectator

Rate includes the following Amenities:

  • Artisan snacks and beverages in the room upon arrival
  • Turndown Service
  • Gourmet Continental Breakfast
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Butler Service

*Parking - $30 per night Valet Service


The Spectator Hotel

The Spectator Hotel resides at the enviable intersection of two of the most desirable areas in the South: Historic Charleston’s French Quarter and Market Street districts. Our 41-room boutique hotel offers three levels of guestrooms highlighted by a social gathering area and bar that features golden twenties era inspired spirits right in downtown Charleston.


HarbourView Inn

Rate includes the following Amenities:

·         Afternoon Wine and Cheese Reception

·         Freshly Baked Cookies and Milk in the Evening

·         Turndown Service

·         Gourmet Continental Breakfast

·         Wireless Internet Access


*Parking - $27 per night Valet Service


The HarbourView Inn

Escape to the best address in Charleston. Our luxury Charleston hotel is a contemporary and elegant version of traditional southern hospitality; our award-winning hotel lies in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District. Our downtown Charleston hotel’s location provides the perfect base for the culinary curious, connoisseurs of culture, and adventure seekers alike. Indulge in our featured premium amenities, all at your fingertips.


As if strategically placed in the middle of everything that Charleston represents, the HarbourView Inn will serve as your springboard to experience everything the Holy City has to offer. When you’re located just steps from the best of Charleston’s attractions, the only question is “What to do first?”


And then there’s our famous Southern hospitality. Our attention to you – our guest – is unmatched. Take, for example, our personalized butlers – the only service of its kind at a hotel in Charleston. These highly trained and specialized professionals are the charming face of The Spectator Hotel and the trusted gatekeeper to you – our valuable guest.





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