Successful 2017 Carolina Ball!
The Carolina Ball on September 29, 2017 was a beautiful evening of fun and philanthropy. Over 370 attendees raised more than $270,000 in net proceeds to support the 2,200 families who stay with us each year. These funds will fully cover the cost to operate 8 of our 40 rooms for nearly a year.
We celebrated a great cause with an evening of fine dining, a live auction, prizes, casino games and dancing to live music by the band Punch. We appreciate the sponsors who made the event such a success, including Presenting Sponsor UNC Health Care, Platinum sponsors Nicci and Martin Gafinowitz, Silver Sponsors BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Performance Subaru, Skanska, Linda and Cliff Butler, Kathy and David Clemmons, and Maureen and Tim O'Connor.
Thanks to all who contributed to the successful live auction and to Fund-a-Family. Over 75% of the attendees made tax-deductible donations to our Annual Fund. Financial gifts to the Annual Fund support all the ways we keep the house lean, safe and comfortable for guests - from providing clean sheets on the beds to paying the light bill. Guests pay what they can, and donations keep the House affordable.
We shared exciting news about our expansion campaign: We celebrated reaching 75% of our $8 million goal with a champagne toast. But we are not done yet! To nearly double the size of the House, we have $2 million more to raise. See secufamilyhouse.org/share for more information.
A few pictures from the evening are included below - please see the album on our Facebook page for more!