Recent fundraising events

[Publisher’s note: The Philanthropy Journal is not responsible for the accuracy of information submitted to this Social Butterfly feature.] 9TH ANNUAL UNC DANCE MARATHON Butterfly Venue:  Fetzer Gym, UNC-Chapel Hill Event type:  Dance marathon Event chair:  Erica Newman Sponsoring group:  2007 UNC Dance Marathon Committee Net Proceeds:  $236,876.12 Number of guests:  700+ Event date: 2.23.07 and 2.24.07 Thanks to Elisabeth Cordell and Rob Sellers from the UNC Dance Marathon Committee for submitting the event information and photo.

  RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE WINTER FEST 2007 Butterfly Venue:  Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club Event chairs:  Dr. Joe St. Geme and Dr. Lynn White; Co-chair:  Ginna Davidson Net Proceeds:  $100,000+ Number of guests:  380 Event date: 2.2.07 Thanks to Lisa Lambert from the Ronald McDonald House of Durham for submitting the event information and photo.

  THE 16TH ANNUAL RED CROSS BALL, AN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR Butterfly Venue:  Embassy Suites Event type:  Black-tie gala to support local Red Cross services Sponsoring group:  American Red Cross Triangle Area Chapter Awards given:  American Red Cross Humanitarian Award:  Dr. Bill Atkinson, President & CEO, WakeMed Health & Hospitals Net Proceeds:  $115,000 Number of guests:  360 Event date: 3.10.07 City & State: Cary, NC Thanks to Jennifer Behr from the American Red Cross Triangle Area Chapter for submitting the event information and photo.

    A TOAST TO THE TRIANGLE Butterfly Venue:  NC State University McKimmon Center Event type:  Fundraiser featuring over 40 locally owned fine dining restaurants and beverage purveyors.  Silent auction and raffle also part of the festivities. Proceeds benefit the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Sponsoring group:  Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. Awards given:  Best Entree:  An, Cary; Best Appetizer:  The Weathervane, Chapel Hill; Best Presentation:  An, Cary.  Best Dessert:  Angus Barn, Raleigh.  Best Visual Theme:  An, Cary; People’s Choice Award:  Yancey’s, Raleigh. Honorary Chair:  Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Champion Net Proceeds:  $156,000 Number of guests:  1,300 Event date: 4.1.07 City & State: Raleigh, NC Thanks to Maria Hernandez from the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities for submitting the event information and photo.

WISH BALL Butterfly Venue:  North Ridge Country Club Event type:  Black-tie gala – Fundraiser Sponsoring group:  Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina Event chair:  Kim Bell, Cary, NC Emcee:  Diane Wilson, WTVD ABC 11 Recognition of sponsors:  American Airlines, GKN Automotive, Manny Lawson, Progress Energy, Three Oaks Photography, Rex Healthcare, UNC Hospital, ALARMTEAM, Martin Seligson, Retail Strategies Proceeds (gross):  $60,000 Number of guests:  250 Event date: 2.17.07 City & State: Raleigh, NC Thanks to Cindy Williams from Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina for submitting the event information and photo.

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