Holly Ball

Save the Date — December 7, 2019!

Join us for Holly Ball 2019, as we take a step back in time aboard our ship of dreams. Enjoy fine dining and a party below deck as we set sail for new horizons!

The 45th Voyage Holly Ball save the date graphic - December 7, 2019

Sponsorships and Dinner Tables for Holly Ball 2019 Available Online Now!
Learn more or call 320-240-2810.
Want to Help a Cancer or Hospice Patient? Donate now.
Main Event Tickets Go on Sale October 7.

Recap: Holly Ball 2018 a Record-Breaking Event

Because of your generosity, CentraCare Foundation had a record-breaking event raising nearly $840,000 for CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. We’d like to express huge appreciation for all of the volunteers, benefactors, sponsors and more than 2,000 attendees for a successful Holly Ball. A special thank you to our chair, Jessica Soldner and our Vice Chair Jodi Erkens and to the committee members and warehouse crew for sharing their time and talent to make Holly Ball 2018 rain with excitement.

A special thank you to all of our Fund A Need Sponsors for helping us raise more than $135,000 on site for Cancer & Hospice. Special thanks to our $15,000 Fund A Need Presenting Sponsor Perry Evans; our $10,000 Fund A Need Sponsors HGA, Drs. Richard & Merryn R. Jolkovsky, the Faber Family and Viking Coca-Cola; our $5,000 Fund-A-Need Sponsors Marco Technologies, LLC and Wilkie Sanderson; and our $2,500 Fund A Need Sponsors Michele & Jeff Meyer and Prestige Parking & Valet

About Holly Ball

Holly Ball is a gala event that has raised more than $9.1 million over the past 44 years.

Proceeds from Holly Ball benefit the CentraCare 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:

  • Art Therapy
  • Enhancement program which provides women with wigs, hats and head covers
  • Integrative Therapy including acupuncture, acupressure and Healing Touch
  • Participating in research trials to make the fight against cancer stronger
  • RN Care Coordinators who help patients with appointments, procedures and treatment options
  • Support groups and education events.

2019 Holly Ball Committee

Holly Ball 2018 Committee


  • Jessica Soldner
  • Chanda Gebhardt
  • Lily Tenvoorde
  • Kelly Wahlin
  • Melissa Rothstein

Vice Chair

  • Jodi Erkens

Creative Team

  • Garrett Anderson
  • Anika Athman
  • Bill Becker
  • Julia Brolin
  • Sarah Brunn
  • Peg Churchwell
  • Christopher Day
  • Becki Derr
  • Jacklyn Gohmann
  • Kim Holman
  • Candyce Thompson

Creative - Water Features

  • Randy Schmitz

Creative - Lighting

  • Rich & Jodi Erkens
  • Duane & Kim Koepp

Creative - Construction

  • Steve Noble

Creative – Centerpieces

  • Christopher Day

Silent Auction

  • Patty Gaetz
  • Rachel Lolmasteymaugh

Social Media Team

  • Julia Brolin
  • Jacob Lundy

Technology Team

  • Dan Barth
  • Jay Burnham
  • Curtis Brown
  • Brittney Buddle
  • Josh Kirt
  • Jesse Lenarz
  • Adam Tetrault

Production Team

  • Dennis Whipple
  • Melinda Tamm
  • Meghan Dingmann


  • Jim Rothstein

Hospice Representatives

  • Nola Varilek
  • Kenzie Wilson

Cancer Representatives

  • Deborah Perkins
  • Alison Dahlin

Foundation Representatives

  • Beth Cummings
  • Sandy Spoden
  • Taylor Burchell
  • Meghan Dingmann
  • Dawn Moen

Photos from Holly Ball 2018
Holly Ball 2018 dinner tables
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Make a Contribution

Proceeds from Holly Ball benefit the CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. Help improve the lives of patients and their families today.

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