Saturday, February 12th, 2022

the evening

Love is in the air.
Join us. Be enchanted. For a cause.


Ballantyne Ball



Ballantyne Ball



Ballantyne Ball



on’t miss this enchanting evening developed with the local community in mind. Ballantyne Ball promises the romance of Valentine’s Day, coupled with the intrigue and fantasy of a masquerade ball. It is also an incredible initiative to give back. This annual community charitable gala, the first of its kind, involves local businesses and supports local causes with the hope of enhancing the lives of families experiencing hardship. Join us. Be enchanted. For a cause.


Local Causes to Enhance Lives

GiGi’s Playhouse is changing the way the world views Down syndrome. We are the only established network of Achievement Centers specifically serving individuals with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood. Each educational, therapeutic and career development program we offer is based on over 15 years of research and experience, and always provided at no cost to families.

GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte opened in April of 2019 and currently serves as the only dedicated space for the 3,300 individuals with Down syndrome in the Greater Charlotte area. Our purposeful programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential–all while celebrating a Down syndrome diagnosis and breaking down barriers to achievement.

our mission

At Ballantyne Ball, Fall in Love
With Community and Charity

Ballantyne Ball is a 501(c)(3) organization that showcases a masquerade gala focused on community and charity at the Ballantyne Hotel. As Ballantyne’s signature annual gala, our mission is to partner with the local community to unmask impactful charitable causes in our own backyard. Everyone involved in planning the Ball – including directors, committee members, volunteers, vendors, supporters and attendees – is dedicated to giving back to Ballantyne and Charlotte.


 Join us. Be enchanted. For a cause. 

To get involved, contact Allen Starrett at 704.726.3776 or


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Ballantyne Ball Board of Directors

Standing (L-R): Allen Starrett (Founder/Chair), Nick Bliablias, Corey Sunstrom, Dina Blazek, Todd Bates, Brad McKeiver, Ben Chambers, Dan Haggerty, Robert Schwandt
Sitting (L-R): Alicia Hopkins, McKensie Kanos, Rachel Miner

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