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the evening

Love is in the air.

Join us. Be enchanted. For a cause.


Ballantyne Ball Photos


Ballantyne Ball Photos


Ballantyne Ball Photos


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

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Congregations for Kids (CFK) serves as a vital support network for children and teens navigating the complexities of the foster care system in the Greater Charlotte area. Their multifaceted approach includes four pathways of support: Foster, Mentor, Serve, Give and encompass the recruitment and training of foster parents, pairing mentors with older youth in foster care, offering support to child welfare professionals, and mobilizing the community to meet immediate, tangible needs for those entering foster care through their CAREnow technology platform. CFK strives to ensure that kids in foster care receive the love, guidance, and stability essential for their well-being while also working towards systemic change and advocating for a community where every child has the opportunity to thrive. Their commitment to building a network of Champions around these children and teens is grounded in the belief that every child deserves to be seen, known, and loved. CFK’s holistic model underscores their dedication to making a lasting difference in the lives of those they serve by providing easy on-ramps to engage the community in serving vulnerable children with a core believe that “Everyone can do something.”

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 [email protected].


 Create opportunities for your company, employees, and community.


 Help local families facing hardship with a one-time or recurring gift that goes directly to our charity beneficiary of the year.

Handles with Care Campaign

Spread Love

This September—Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—join us in raising mental health awareness and spreading hope to community members on their journey to healing. 

Donate to our Handles With Care campaign or become a virtual fundraiser host yourself! This month-long campaign will fund the development and distribution of HopeWay Welcome Tote Bags to clients beginning treatment. Totes cost $20 each and include activity and comfort items such as journals, pens, water bottles, and encouraging messages. 

Remind those working towards renewed strength and mental wellness that they are loved and supported.

Ballantyne Ball Board of Directors

Pictured L-R: (Sitting) Janet Godfrey, Dina Blazek, Oana Graveline; (Standing) Ben Shaver, Nick Bliablias, George Webb, Todd Bates, Ben Chambers, Jeff Rapaglia, Allen Starrett (Founder/Chair)

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