Greenville, S.C.—The Charity Ball Board of Greenville has unanimously selected the beneficiaries for the 2019 Rose Ball. The 25th Rose Ball will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Poinsett Club.
Following the Ball’s 48-year tradition, fifty percent of the proceeds of the Rose Ball will benefit Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Bon Secours St. Francis will direct these funds toward the development of its Neurosciences Program. The remaining 50 percent of the proceeds of the 2019 Rose Ball will be divided among the following local, non-profit organizations:
• Greenville Jazz Collective
• Greenville Symphony Orchestra
• Greenville Literacy Association
• Greenville Tech Foundation
• Public Education Partners
• Conestee Foundation
• Friends of the Reedy
• Gateway House, Inc.
• Jasmine Road, Inc.
• Loaves and Fishes
• NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness-Greenville
• Pendleton Place
• Project Host
• Safe Harbor, Inc.
“The Rose Ball is one of Greenville’s most elegant and sophisticated events, but at its heart, it’s about giving back to our community in ways that create positive change,” said Wendy Wilson, who serves as 2019 Rose Ball chairman and Charity Ball Board of Greenville member. “This year’s ball is on track to raise a record amount for our beneficiaries, and that is a direct reflection of the commitment of our volunteers and the many corporate and individual donors who give so generously.”
The 2019 Rose Ball beneficiaries were selected from a pool of over 40 applications submitted by qualifying non-profits in Greenville County. The Charity Ball Board of Greenville’s Beneficiaries Committee, led by chair Pam Evans and vice-chair Gaye Sprague, reviewed each application, conducted site visits, and ultimately presented a slate for recommendation to the Charity Ball Board this spring.
“Since the inception of the Rose Ball in 1971, over $3.6 million has been distributed to local organizations in Greenville County. We are humbled by the work of the wonderful agencies who serve physical, emotional, educational, environmental and cultural needs in our community,” said Pam Evans, chair of the 2019 Beneficiaries Committee.
The Rose Ball is Greenville’s longest-running charitable community event, featuring more than 4,000 roses and providing funding for many Greenville charitable organizations biennially.
For more information on the Rose Ball or to request an invitation to attend this year’s Ball on September 20, visit http://www.theroseball.org/.
About The Rose Ball
Known as “The Grandest Ball of Them All,” The Rose Ball is Greenville's longest-running charitable community event, celebrated biennially and featuring more than 4,000 roses. Since its inception in 1971, The Rose Ball has distributed approximately $3.6 million in funding to benefit the physical, emotional, and cultural needs of the people of Greenville. Over the past 47 years, The Rose Ball has established a reputation of being one of the most beautiful, elegant affairs in the Southeast.
The 25th Rose Ball will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Poinsett Club. For more information about or to reserve tickets for the 2019 Rose Ball, visit http://www.theroseball.org/.