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Holly Ball 2017

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Holly Ball 2018
Theme: Dancing in the Rain
December 1, 2018

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Thank You For Making Holly Ball 2017 a Record Breaking Event!

Because of your generosity, CentraCare Health Foundation had a record breaking event raising more than $820,000 for the CentraCare Health Hospice & Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. We’d like to give an enormous thank you to all of the volunteers, benefactors, sponsors and more than 2,000 attendees for a very successful Holly Ball. A special thank you to our Chairs, Kelly Wahlin & Melissa Rothstein, and our Vice Chair, Jessica Soldner and to the committee members and warehouse crew for sharing their time and talent to make Holly Ball 2017 shine!

An enormous thank you also to all of our fund a need sponsors for helping us raise more than $130,000 on site for Cancer & Hospice. Special Thanks to our $15,000 Fund A Need presenting sponsor Perry Evans; our $10,000 Fund A Need sponsor The Faber Family & Viking Coca-Cola; our $5,000 Fund A Need sponsors Marco Technologies, LLC, SEI, and Wilkie Sanderson; and our $2,500 Fund A Need sponsors Batteries Plus Bulbs and Prestige Parking & Valet

About Holly Ball

Holly Ball is a gala event that has raised more than $7.5 million over the past 42 years.

Proceeds from Holly Ball benefit the CentraCare Health 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

Photos From Holly Ball 2017

Sponsors

Holly Ball sponsorship information:

$40,000 Presenting Sponsor - Marco
Includes 40 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 4 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception & 2 Reserved Tables at Main Event; 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 Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$20,000 Hospice Sponsor - SEI
Includes 30 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 3 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; listed on the big screens and televisions; logo on poster by Tree of Life; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$20,000 Cancer Sponsor -
Includes 30 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 3 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; listed on the big screens and televisions; logo on poster by Water of Hope feature; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Entertainment Sponsor - Wilkie Sanderson
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception & 2 Reserved Tables at the Main Event; 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; announcements made by bands in the Main Event room; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Food Sponsor - McGough
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Technology Sponsor - Boser Construction
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Red Carpet Sponsor - El-Jay Plumbing & Heating
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; logo on red carpet banner; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Lounge Entertainment Sponsor - Granite Logistics
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; announcements in lounge; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Electrical Sponsor - Design Electric, Inc.
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; logo on posters at the event; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Lighting Sponsor - Audio Video Extremes LLC
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; logo on posters at the event; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Main Event Photo Booth Sponsor - Tenvoorde Ford
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; logo on posters at photo booth; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Dinner Room Photo Booth Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; 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; logo on posters at photo booth; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Big Screen Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising, listing in all Holly Ball print material; logo in the newspaper ad, 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website; listed on all big screens as "Screens powered and presented by (your logo)."; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Beverage Sponsor - Sand Companies, Holiday Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables at the Sponsor Reception; radio advertising; digital billboard advertising, listing 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; logo on posters by all bar areas; and Premiere Sponsor announcement made on Holly Ball Facebook page and linked back to your company's page.

$15,000 Presenting Fund a Need Match Sponsor - Perry Evans
Includes 10 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved Table at the Sponsor Reception; listed in program, radio advertising after Holly Ball; listed in newspaper ad after Holly Ball; 3/4-page ad in program; logo on website after Holly Ball; and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$12,000 Co-Sponsor
Includes 20 Total Main Event Tickets/ Sponsor Reception Tickets; 2 Reserved Tables 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 8 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; ½-page ad in program; logo on website after Holly Ball; and listed as Fund A Need Sponsor on the big screens and televisions.

$5,000 Main Event VIP Table Sponsor
Includes 10 Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved VIP Table at Main Event (includes private cocktail service, hors d'oeuvres on table, private food host, 2 bottles of wine, prime seating near stage), listed in program and on website.

$5,000 Fund A Need Match Sponsor
Includes 4 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets and seated together at dinner; listed in program and as Fund A Need Sponsor

$3,200 Gold Friend
Includes 10 Sponsor Dinner/Main Event Tickets; 1 Reserved Table at the Sponsor Reception 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 and as Fund A Need Sponsor.

$1,750 Emerald Friend
Includes 6 Main Event Tickets; listed in program.

$1,000 Diamond Friend
Includes 4 Main Event Tickets; listed in program.

$450 Silver Friend
Includes 2 Main Event Tickets, listed in program.

$200 Single Ticket
Includes 1 Main Event Tickets

Thank You to our Holly Ball 2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Hospice Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Food Sponsor

McGough

Electrical Sponsor

Design Electric

Red Carpet Sponsor

Lounge Sponsor

Granite Logistics

Technology Sponsor

Boser Construction, Inc.

Lighting Sponsor

AVX

Photo Booth Sponsor

Tenvoorde Ford

Beverage Sponsors

Sand CompaniesHoliday Inn & SuitesCounry Inn & Suites

Co-Sponsors
Leighton Interactive Barb Anderson & Dave Chandler
Preferred Credit Lamar
Leighton Mahowald MIIAB 2016 Agency of the Year
Bremer Compass One Healthcare
Townsquare Media USBank
ATS

2017 Holly Ball Committee

Holly Ball 2016 Planning Committee2016 Holly Ball Committee

2017 Holly Ball Committee

Chairs
Kelly Wahlin
Melissa Rothstein

Vice Chair
Jessica Soldner

Creative Team
Patty Tholen
Bill Becker
Abby Hall
Britt Linn
Joel Torborg
Melissa Weber
Dena Walz
Dave Walz

Creative - Water Features
Randy Schmitz

Creative - Lighting
Rich & Jodi Erkens
Duane & Kim Koepp

Creative - Construction
Steve Noble

Creative – Centerpieces
Lily Gould
Chanda Gebhardt

Silent Auction
Tammy Buttweiler
Dawn Mathiasen
Amanda LaFrance
Rachel Lolmasteymaugh
Lily Gould

Technology Team
Jay Burnham
Curtis Brown
Anya Iverson
Josh Kirt
Jesse Lenarz

Production Team
Dennis Whipple
Melinda Tamm
Melissa Torborg
Meghan Dingmann
Garrett Lathe

Menu
Chanda Gebhardt
Lily Gould
Sarah Liveringhouse
Jim Rothstein
Dena Walz
Melissa Weber

Hospice Representatives
Anika Athman
Nola Varilek

Cancer Representatives
Deborah Perkins
Alison Dahlin

Foundation Representatives
Melissa Torborg
Sandy Spoden
Taylor Burchell

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date for the upcoming Holly Ball benefit?
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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

What does the ball benefit?
Holly Ball proceeds benefit the CentraCare Health 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 $3,200 or more and includes a gourmet wine sit-down dinner, special entertainment and a short program. Sponsor reception doors open at 4 p.m. and the meal is served promptly by 5:15 p.m.

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

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?
A few hotels near the Civic Center offer a discount to Holly Ball guests. Call any one of these hotels and ask for the Holly Ball block of rooms.

Grandstay Residential Suites

Courtyard St. Cloud

Best Western Kelly Inn

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 Taylor Burchell at 320-240-2810 or Taylor.Burchell@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 Taylor Burchell at 320-240-2810 or Taylor.Burchell@centracare.com.

We have moved!

The Foundation offices have moved to the NEW CentraCare Health South Point Building. Come see us at 3001 Clearwater Road in St. Cloud.



Contact the Foundation

Feel free to email foundation@centracare.com or call 800-835-6652, ext. 52810. Get Directions.

Mailing address:

CentraCare Health Foundation
1406 Sixth Ave N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901

Office address:

3001 Clearwater Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301