Red Ball

Save the Date: March 7th, 2015

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Join us for Philadelphia’s premiere Party with a Purpose. Funds raised at the Red Ball support the operation of Red Cross House – The Center for Disaster Recovery.

Ticket Info Coming Soon!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Save the date for Red Ball 2015!

If you are interested in participating as a restaurant or sponsor, please contact Mary Ann Milner via email or phone: 215-405-8530.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Red Ball Presented by Independence Blue Cross

Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, restaurants, attendees and auction bidders who helped us raise $310,000 for Red Cross House and local disaster recovery.

Click here for more information about the success of Red Ball 2014.


“Party with a purpose” when you attend this one of a kind gala at the Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall. Dancing, live entertainment, a silent auction including a guitar autographed by Taylor Swift, and a unique restaurant competition are just some of the experiences that guests will be able to enjoy.

Food Network Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli will be on hand to help judge the restaurant competition and interact with fans. For the first time, the Carousel House on the Main Event floor will feature a beer garden, including some of the region’s finest microbreweries.

WOGL 98.1 FM and KYW Newsradio 1060 are the official radio sponsors of Red Ball. NBC 10’s Deanna Durante and Keith Jones will help co-host the festivities.

All funds raised support the Red Cross House – Center for Disaster Recovery and local disaster relief. For more information, please call (215) 405-8530.


For the second straight year, the VIP Lounge will be the entire lower level and will have its own entrance. The 2014 Red Ball VIP Lounge will feature fabulous Italian cuisine by Catelli Duo. For the first time, Howl at the Moon dueling pianos will provide the musical entertainment in the VIP room. VIP guests will also enjoy private top-shelf open bar and a cigar bar.


Main Event guests will dance the night away to CTO Band in the ballroom or listen to jazz played by Gerald Veasley in the beautiful Carousel House. Since our very first Red Ball, the CTO Band has rocked the house and filled the dance floor. Howl at the Moon dueling pianos will provide the musical entertainment in the VIP room.


Sponsor the Red Ball 2014

Sponsorship of the Red Ball is an excellent opportunity for your organization to show its support for the Red Cross and be recognized as a community leader to over 1200 donors from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. To learn more how about how you can become a Red Ball Sponsor, please Click Here to Download our 2014 Sponsor Pack or call 215-405-8530. Thank you to our current sponsors!


The 2014 Red Ball will take guests on a journey of delicious cuisine offered by the best restaurants and caterers in the Philadelphia region. Over 1200 guests will have the opportunity to vote and choose their favorite restaurant. One lucky restaurant will win and become the Best Restaurant of The Red Ball 2014! If you are interested in being a participating restaurant, please click here and download the Restaurant Brochure. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your restaurant’s fine cuisine. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

Auctions & Raffle

The 2014 Red Ball Silent Auction is going electronic again this year! You will be able to bid from anywhere in the Please Touch Museum during the evening’s festivities. Plan to attend the Red Ball and bring your smart phone! NEW THIS YEAR - the auction is available for bidding prior to the Red Ball.

CLICK HERE to start bidding now!


    Leon LaRosa, LaRosa & Associates – Chair

  • Tom Nathan, Comcast - Co-Chair
  • Erin Allard, The Bancorp Company
  • Cassandra Bailey, Slice Communications
  • Jana Challenger
  • Natalie Coney, American Red Cross
  • Mitchel Craddle, Maduro Cigar Club
  • Christina DelVecchio Tuller, Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • William H. Donahue, Jr., Transitions Mediation Center
  • Cindy Jensen
  • Veronica Katz, ebay
  • Patti Klein, The Restaurant Collection
  • Paul C. Koenig, Jr., Lincoln Financial Group
  • Kenneth Krenicky, Esq., Core Risks Ltd.
  • Chad Lassiter, American Red Cross
  • Mary Ann Milner, American Red Cross
  • Patrick Mullen, Conestoga Bank
  • Irene Myers
  • Aaron Nocks, Peace a Pizza
  • Jeffrey T. Pender, Maduro Cigar Club
  • Kenneth Pina, Esq., Core Risks Ltd.
  • Linda Rosanio, The Star Group
  • Jacquelyn A. Ruby, Four Seasons
  • Jessica Scott, Independent Marketing & Events Consultant
  • Heather Steiger, Synergema
  • Ty Stone-Adams, Macy's
  • John Walker, KPMG LLP
  • Dave Warren, Maduro Cigar Club
  • Bruce Weintraub, Weintraub Telecomm LLC
  • Lori Young, Exelon