Don’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.
Your support of the Third Annual Ballantyne Ball will assist us in helping our 2017 beneficiary, Lily Pad Haven.
Lily Pad Haven opened housing to their first guest in 2012. With North Carolina being ranked as a top 10 state for human trafficking with Charlotte being one of the top destinations, Lily Pad Haven saw an imminent need to provide housing and coordinate transitional services for victims of Human Trafficking. Much like the Lily Pad, Lily Pad Haven provides safety, shelter, and respite for their guests who have had many challenging and painful events in their lives. With the ability to provide a loving and secure environment, guests are able to navigate their way through the dark water and lead to the light where their past can be healed, hope can be restored, and they can be inspired to live fruitful and productive lives in our community. Your support of Ballantyne Ball will assist us in reaching our goal of donating $100,000 to Lily Pad Haven to help bring the resources they so desperately need to help support victims and continue educating and advocating our community on the stark reality of human trafficking.
Board of Directors (L – R): Brad McKeiver, Alicia Hopkins; back row: Corey Sunstrom, Stephanie Melish Neuman, Joe Moody, Allen Starrett (Founder/Chair); not pictured: Dina Blazek, Dan Haggerty.