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Holly Ball 2014

A Ruby Celebration Celebrating 40 years!

Holly Ball 40th AnniversarySave the date!
Holly Ball on Dec. 6, 2014

A Ruby Celebration
Celebrating 40 years!
River's Edge Convention Center
Entertainment by: Fabulous
Armadillos & Sell Out Stereo

All New...After Party!
Midnight -2 a.m. for Holly Ball guests
Entertainment by: Hairball

Holly Ball is a gala event that has raised more than $5 million for St. Cloud Hospital Hospice in the past 39 years. 

Proceeds from Holly Ball 2014 will benefit the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. These funds provide “extras” that are not covered by insurance but make life better for our patients and their families.

The Hospice Fund includes:

  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Educational resources on death and dying and grief and bereavement
  • No One Dies Alone volunteers
  • We Honor Veterans to improve the care provided to veterans

Coborn Cancer Center Fund includes:

  • “Caring Conversations” events for couples and families with young children
  • Survivorship programs such as art therapy and support groups
  • Enhancement program which provides women with wigs, head covers and bra prosthesis
  • Participating in research trials to make the fight against cancer stronger
  • Registered nurses who help coordinate the cancer experience including mind, body and spirit

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Thank you to our Holly Ball 2014 
Presenting Sponsor

Sponsors

Holly Ball 2014 sponsorship opportunities:

$40,000 Presenting Sponsor - Reserved by Marco
Includes 40 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 4 Reserved Tables (40 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 4 Reserved Tables at Main Event (32 seats); radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, full-page ad in program; logo on website; logo on red carpet banner; listed on the big screens, televisions and menu cards; announcements made by bands and in lounge; and title rights to the Sponsor Reception Event.

$20,000 Hospice Sponsor - SEI
Includes 30 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 3 Reserved Tables (30 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 3 Reserved Tables (24 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; full-page ad in program; logo on website; and listed on the big screens and televisions.

$20,000 Cancer Sponsor
Includes 30 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 3 Reserved Tables (30 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 3 Reserved Table (24 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; full-page ad in program; logo on website; and listed on the big screens and televisions.

$15,000 Entertainment Sponsor - Reserved by Wilkie Sanderson
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and announcements made by bands.

$15,000 Food Sponsor - Reserved by McGough
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens, televisions, and menu cards.

$15,000 Technology Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; Radio Advertising; Digital Billboard Advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on all electronic touch pads and kiosks.

$15,000 I-Pad Photo Booth Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on posters at Photo Booth. 

$15,000 Lounge Entertainment Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; logo on red carpet banner, listed on the big screens and televisions; and announcements in lounge.

$15,000 Electrical Sponsor - Design Electric, Inc.
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on posters at the event.

$15,000 Red Carpet Sponsor - El-Jay Plumbing & Heating
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; and logo on red carpet banner.

$15,000 After Party Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception & 1 Reserved Table (8 seats) at the Main Event with Prime Seating; radio advertising; billboard advertising; listed in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on the big screens and televisions; posters at After Party and announcements at After Party.

$10,000 Co-Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/ Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables (20 seats) at the Sponsor Reception with Prime Seating; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising; ½-page ad in program; listed in newspapers ads; listed in invitation; logo on website and listed on the big screens and televisions.

$10,000 Fund A Need Match Sponsor
Includes 6 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets and seated together at dinner; listed in program, radio advertising after Holly Ball; listed in newspaper ad after Holly Ball; logo on website after Holly Ball; and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$5,000 Fund A Need Match Sponsor
Includes 4 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets and seated together at dinner; listed in program, radio advertising after Holly Ball; listed in newspaper ad after Holly Ball; logo on website after Holly Ball; and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$4,000 Anniversary Friend
Includes $1,000 donation to Fund A Need Program, 10 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved Table (10 Seats) at the Sponsor Reception with Select Seating; listed in program and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$3,000 Gold Friend
Includes 10 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved Table (10 Seats) at the Sponsor Reception with Select Seating; and listed in program.

$2,500 Fund A Need Match Sponsor
Includes 2 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets and seated together at dinner; listed in program, radio advertising after Holly Ball; listed in newspaper ad after Holly Ball; logo on website after Holly Ball; and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$1,500 Emerald Friend
Includes 6 Main Event Tickets; listed in program.

$750 Diamond Friend
Includes 4 Main Event Tickets; listed in program.

$350 Silver Friend
Includes 2 Main Event Tickets, listed in program.

Thank You to our Holly Ball 2014 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Hospice Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Food Sponsor

Electrical Sponsor

Design Electric

Red Carpet Sponsor

After Party Sponsor

AIS logo

After Party Entertainment Sponsor

Cornerstone Construction

Lighting Sponsor

AVX

Co-Sponsors
Bremer Bank logo

Crothall Healthcare Lamar
Leighton Mahowald
Morrison NativeX
Preferred Credit Townsquare Media logo
US Bank logo Wells Fargo logo

2014 Holly Ball Committee

Holly Ball Chairs 2014

(Left to right)

Chairs: Sarah Liveringhouse, Melissa Weber, Dena Walz, Nina Steil, Amy Stolt

Vice-Chair: Chanda Gebhardt

2013 Holly Ball Committee

Holly Ball committee

Creative Team
Jessica Soldner, Lead
Cori Schneider, Lead
Jean Dotzler
Patty Tholen
Randy Schmitz
Mary Regan

Creative - Lighting
Rich & Jodi Erkens
Duane Koepp
Steve Noble

Creative - Construction
Bill Becker
Scott Kopel

Creative - Centerpieces
Chanda Gebhardt

Invitation Design
Patty Tholen

Menu
Jill Bergstrom 
Lisa Bollinger

Silent Auction
Robin Emmerich, Chair
Shannon Ficker
Michele Freeman

Technology Team
Dan Barth
Curtis Brown
Jay Burnham
Josh Kirt
Jesse Lenarz
Patty Tholen

Hospice Representatives
Jackie Cvancara
Melissa Ryan-Wocken

Cancer Representatives
Sonya Wieber
Amy Stolt

Foundation Representatives
Sandy Spoden
Melissa Torborg

Silent Auction

Donate to the Silent Auction 

Holly Ball Silent Auction Policy and Guidelines

  1. You are responsible for purchasing, making, and decorating the item(s) you have selected to sponsor.
  2. If you’re item is larger than 3' x 3' we ask that you make arrangements to deliver the item to the Civic Center the Friday before the event and also make arrangements for the delivery to the winning bidder’s home at your expense. The Holly Ball committee does not have any access to transport items.
  3. If your item is a fire arm, jewelry, vintage or anything of that nature we ask that a display case be accompanied with the item with locking potential to help prevent damage and theft.
  4. If you are donating a tree/wreath/etc., lights must be U.L. approved. All decorations must be securely wired in.
  5. For any other donated item, please provide a box/container or appropriate covering for the safe delivery of your item.
  6. Set-up: Please bring your item(s) to the St. Cloud Civic Center Terry Haws Room the Friday before the ball between 8 a.m. and noon.
  7. Value: Please provide the approximate value of your decorated item(s) on the enclosed silent auction form. We need this information for the purchasers to comply with IRS regulations.
  8. Your donation may be considered tax-deductible as permitted by law. An acknowledgement from Holly Ball/CentraCare Health Foundation will be sent to you soon after the event.
  9. All items become the property of the Holly Ball or eventual buyer.
  10. If, by chance, your item doesn’t sell on the auction the item will be returned to you. Unfortunately, because of accounting purposes, we are unable to keep or use the item if it does not sell.
  11. We ask that the value of the donated item be greater than $25 if possible.
  12. CentraCare Health Foundation will not be able to pay in part or full for any silent auction items or offer any type of trade/negotiation of event tickets for items.

Thank you again for your participation and support.

Please contact Sandy Spoden in the Foundation at 320-240-2810 or spodens@centracare.com.

Volunteer

Holly Ball happens each year because of the hard work of many talented individuals. We would love to have you join one of the many Holly Ball event committees!

For more information about volunteering, please call Melissa Torborg at 320-240-2810 or e-mail torborgm@centracare.com.

Event Committees

Creative Team
The Creative Team makes Holly Ball absolutely amazing. The committee members start planning for the event in February and work hard all year. The committee usually meets monthly and is responsible for the event’s concept development and construction execution. The Creative Team also leads the event setup and take down.

Friends Committee
The Friends Committee is responsible for soliciting sponsorships for the event — the most important role of the ball. This committee meets twice a year and then, if needed, makes follow-up calls from home. The Friends Committee coordinates invitation processing, follow-up phone calls after the invitations are mailed and ensures the ball meets its financial goals.

Silent Auction Committee
The Silent Auction Committee is responsible for developing a plan to achieve silent auction goals through in-kind donations from businesses. This committee is responsible for soliciting the businesses for donations, picking up donated items, and setting up, taking down, and cashing out the silent auction.

Warehouse Committee
The Warehouse Committee is the team responsible for constructing, sewing and crafting all décor items needed for the ball. Generally, warehouse nights are held on Wednesday nights starting in October until all projects are complete. The warehouse nights start at 5 p.m. with a light dinner and then members work from 5:30-8 p.m. on projects. All crafty people are welcome. Sewers, crafters and builders — we need you!

Food Committee
The Food Committee designs the ball’s savory menu and is responsible for obtaining bids for both the sit-down dinner and hors d’ouevres pieces of the event. Once the menu is finalized, members are responsible for the menu budget, tastings and helping with any setup needs.

Set-Up Committee
Many, many volunteers are needed for setup. Generally, we setup the entire day before the ball from about 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Setup may include: putting on chair covers, hanging fabric, adding linens and centerpieces to tables, maneuvering lifts and helping with ceiling drape or lighting. We always need lots of volunteers, so please join us if you can. Food is always provided for our volunteers.

Take-Down Committee
Many, many more volunteers are needed for take down as well. We start the Sunday after the ball at 10 a.m. with brunch. By 11 a.m. we are in full gear — stripping down fabric, taking down centerpieces and tables and other general cleanup. The process usually takes from four to six hours.

Remembrance Tree

The holidays are traditionally a time of joy and celebration with family and friends. They also can be a time to remember and honor those we've loved and lost.

The Remembrance Tree and Book of Life continue to provide this opportunity. These symbols have been a part of Holly Ball and St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for nearly two decades. This year's Holly Ball celebration will continue this cherished tradition.

The lights on the tree represent the spirit of those who have gone before us and the Book of Life contains the names of those we remember.

In addition to being present at Holly Ball, the Remembrance Tree and Book of Life will be displayed in Lobby E of the St. Cloud Hospital from mid-December to mid-January. We invite you to come and view them both during the holiday season.

Photos

Marco
Tables
Dr. and Mrs. Payne

Ladies

table deocration
remembrance three

Directions

Holly Ball site:
River's Edge Convention Center
10 South Fourth Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(800) 450-7272
(320) 255-7272

Hotels
Ask for the “Holly Ball Room Block” to receive a discount.
Best Western Kelly Inn

GrandStay Residential Suites

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date for the upcoming Holly Ball benefit?
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the CentraCare Health Foundation at 320-240-2810.

What does the ball benefit?
Holly Ball proceeds benefit the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. Proceeds go towards items that are not covered by insurance.

Where will the Holly Ball be held?
Holly Ball will be held at the River's Edge Convention Center.

What is the Sponsor Reception?
The Sponsor Reception is for anyone who donates $3,000 or more and includes a gourmet wine sit-down dinner, special entertainment and a short program.

What is a main event ticket?
A main event ticket includes the silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and the bands. The main event starts is from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

What kind of music do the bands play?
The bands this year are The Fabulous Armadillos and Sell Out Stereo. They play music from the 50's to new age.

Where should I park?
Valet parking will be available and is strongly encouraged. The River's Edge Convention Center Ramp also is open.

Where can I stay overnight?
Best Western Kelly Inn offers a discount to Holly Ball guests.

Call 320-253-0606 and ask for the Holly Ball block of rooms.

What should I wear?
This is a formal, black-tie affair.

I cannot attend, but can I send a donation?
Absolutely; each and every donation makes a difference for hospice and cancer patients. You can give online or call CentraCare Health Foundation at 320-240-2810.

I have items to donate for the auction, who do I contact?
Contact Sandy Spoden at 320-240-2810 or spodens@centracare.com.

I would like to become a sponsor, who do I contact?
Contact Melissa Torborg at 320-240-2810 or torborgm@centracare.com.

I would like to volunteer by joining a committee and/or helping with set up and take down, who do I contact?
Contact Melissa Torborg at 320-240-2810 or torborgm@centracare.com.

Connect With CentraCare

St. Cloud Hospital Hospice Music Therapy

For hospice patients and their families, the "extras" that are available because of donations to CentraCare Health Foundation mean the world. One of these "extras" — that is not covered by insurance — is music therapy.