Susan G. Komen

A Night in Venice

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Vie, 600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
6:00 p.m.

Young professionals: your party starts at 8:30 p.m.

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Hello beautiful.Ciao bella. Troviamo il romanticismo! Hello, beautiful. Let’s find romance! Serenaded by gently lapping waters of the Grand Canal. Bathed in the amorous glow of bella luna. Retracing the footsteps of the world’s most famous lover. Hearts beating in rhythm with the vitality of the Rialto. Breath stolen away by man and nature’s most scenic masterpieces. Euphoric with, formaggio . . . amore.

For one single night, Europe’s most passionate city meets the breast cancer movement’s most passionate community. Find your romance. Make your impact. Experience it all!

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Ciao, amico! Condividiamo l’amore!

Let’s share love—serenaded by gently lapping waters of the Grand Canal. Bathed in the amorous glow of bella luna. Retracing the footsteps of the world’s most famous lover. Hearts beating in rhythm with the vitality of the Rialto. Euphoric with vino, formaggio… amore.

For one single night, Europe’s most romantic city meets the breast cancer movement’s most passionate community. Together we will delight in love—and, most importantly, we will share our love with millions of women and men who are facing, or will one day face, breast cancer.

Become a sponsor. Experience the exhilaration. Make your impact.

Sponsorship opportunities:

 

If you have additional questions or ideas about how you can make an even greater impact with a custom sponsorship or by underwriting a special feature for the event, call Elaine for more information: 215-238-8900.

 

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Casanova: $50,000

  • Corporate logo on front of invitation as Presenting Sponsor*
  • Seating for 12
  • Private bottle service
  • Dedicated butler service
  • Champagne reception and Live Auction preview with photo session
  • Young Professionals Party tickets for an additional 20 guests
  • Full-screen tribute message
  • Logo on website*
  • Mention in all press materials and on social media

Venetian VIPs: $25,000

  • Seating for 10
  • Dedicated butler service
  • Young Professionals Party tickets for an additional 10 guests
  • Full-screen tribute message
  • Name listed on invitation and website*

Popolo di Piazza: $15,000

  • Seating for 10
  • Private bar service
  • Full-screen tribute message
  • Name listed on invitation and website*

The Gondoliers: $10,000

  • Seating for 10
  • Full-screen tribute message
  • Name listed on invitation and website*

 

*Deadline for inclusion in invitation is June 1, 2018.
Payment must be submitted in full by August 15, 2018.

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HIGHLIGHTS AND HONOREES

The Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball is known for immersing our guests in experiences they cannot get anywhere else! From powerful opportunities for networking with corporate and healthcare leaders, to being magically transported to the most romantic spot on the globe, to incredible food, drink, music and all the components of a fun and unforgettable party—we deliver! Most importantly, through this single night of fundraising, every bit of your enjoyment translates into greater power for us to increase the number of breast cancer survivors in our community.

2018 Honorees

  • Friend in the Fight: Joe Volpe, Founder and CEO, Cescaphe
  • Beacon of Hope: The Wistar Institute. Accepted by Dario C. Altieri, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center; Robert & Penny Fox Distinguished Professor
  • Light of Life: Frank J. Rauscher, III, PhD, The Wistar Institute. Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program; Caspar Wistar Professor

Cocktail Hour

  • Open bar, amazing food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Silent auction, filled with approximately 100 unique experiences, items for you and gifts to share with the special people in your life
  • Venetian ambiance music
  • Plenty of time and space for conversations and developing new friendships

Dinner Program

  • Hosted by our special guests from CBS 3/The CW Philly
  • Honoree recognition program
  • Featured entertainment
  • Live music and interlude dancing by Tony Grandberry and his Big Fun Orchestra
  • Raffle drawing

Into the Night!

  • Music and dancing continues with Tony Grandberry
  • All guests of the Pink Tie Ball are invited to enjoy the late-night music and dancing of the Young Professionals Party, hosted by DJ Robbie Robb

Accommodations and more

  • Please keep in mind that this is our gala fundraiser and formal attire is required
  • Vie offers complimentary valet parking for all guests of the Pink Tie Ball
  • Get directions to Vie

 

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Your impact

Above all else, the Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball is about coming together to increase the number of survivors and bring breast cancer to an end.

In 2016, Susan G. Komen declared our national Bold Goal: to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.

In 2016, Komen Philadelphia also set to work on our own aggressive local goal: to reduce the number of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses in our community by 10 percent by the year 2021.

Ours are goals that must be attained because too many women—approximately 40,000 in the U.S.—still die every year of breast cancer. Moreover, locally, an unacceptable number of women are diagnosed with breast cancer when their disease is at a more advanced stage—when treatment is more invasive and the disease is less likely to be successfully treated.

Yes, our goals are big. They are bold. But we are fully committed and have the utmost confidence we will achieve, if not exceed, them both.

We cannot do this alone. Your sponsorship of our Pink Tie Ball provides vital fuel for our work—both here at home and in places well beyond our local community.

With every sponsorship dollar, we can do more to address all the facets of the fight to end breast cancer, including:

  • Help fund research.
  • Serve women in need by providing free mammograms, diagnostic services, treatment support and more.
  • Bring our mission to the darkest corners of our neighborhoods and significantly reduce the number of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses.
  • Support survivors in their lives after breast cancer through education and networking.
  • Support the metastatic breast cancer community through connections with researchers, physicians and their peers.

 

In other words, at the Pink Tie Ball we hope you find love during a night in Venice. But, most importantly, we will share our love with millions of women and men who one day will face breast cancer.

Learn more about our work and how your support makes an impact on the fight at KomenPhiladelphia.org.

 

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Grazie!

Thank you to the loving supporters and hard workers who have helped make the 2018 Pink Tie Ball possible and successful.

Sponsors

Please check back here this summer for a list of sponsors.

Sponsorships are still available. Learn more.

Special Contributors

  • Décor: Beautiful Blooms
  • Entertainment: Tony Grandberry and his Big Fun Orchestra
  • Event planning and production: The Creative Group Inc.
  • Media sponsor: CBS 3/The CW Philly
  • Spotlight entertainment, special guest experiences and special touches of Venice: Kristine Izak, Jane Lopoten and the Jane Lopoten School of Dance
  • Venue and hospitality: Vie

Co-Chairpersons:

  • Michele T. Schina
  • Thomas Bove

 

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Donate an auction item or experience

The Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball features live and silent auctions that are known for offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and items that our guests simply cannot find at other fundraising galas. Offering everything from bucket-list adventures to relaxing spa getaways . . . and from conversation pieces to enhance the home to dining that’s “not on the menu” . . . our auctions generate a ton of excitement. Most importantly, they generate a ton of fundraising dollars that will help us save more lives in the year ahead!

Live auction

  • Item/experience must have a retail value of at least $5,000.
  • Donor receives exposure on-site as well as on our website, on the auction preview website and on social media.
  • Donor also receives a complimentary full-screen tribute message.

Silent auction

  • Item/experience must have a retail value of at least $500.
  • Donor receives exposure on-site, on the auction preview website and on social media.

Have the perfect Pink Tie Ball auction contribution?

Contact Elaine. Call 215-238-8900 or email Elaine@KomenPhiladelphia.org.

 

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Auction preview

The Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball features live and silent auctions that are known for offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and items that our guests simply cannot find at other fundraising galas. Offering everything from bucket-list adventures to relaxing spa getaways… and from conversation pieces to enhance the home to dining that’s “not on the menu”… our auctions generate a ton of excitement. Most importantly, they generate a ton of fundraising dollars that will help us save more lives in the year ahead!

Live auction

  • Items and experiences have a retail value of at least $5,000.

Silent auction

  • Items and experiences have a retail value of at least $500.

 

Check back here this summer for featured highlights from our live and silent auctions.

Have an amazing experience or a unique item to donate for one of our auctions? Learn more.

 

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Young Professionals party starts at 8:30 p.m.

Register now for a discounted $85 and get two parties for the cost of one!

CHIANTI AND CANNOLI!

Join us for a taste of Venice at Davio’s

September 11 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia

Register for the Pink Tie Ball Young Professionals Party by September 11 for a special $85 discount, and you’ll be admitted to our preview party at Davio’s as well! More than just drinks and snacks, “Chianti and Cannoli” will whet your appetite for the amazing things that await you at the Pink Tie Ball. This event includes:

  • Wine, beer and other beverages
  • Davio’s distinct and delicious appetizers
  • Time to unwind and connect with friends and colleagues
  • And, of course, chianti and cannoli


Register for both events now
. (If you can’t make the Pink Tie Ball, you can still register here and join us for “Chianti and Cannoli” for a $25 donation.)

 

ABOUT THE PINK TIE BALL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PARTY

October 13 at Vie

Ciao, amico. Facciamo festa! Hello, friends. Let’s party! Under the brilliant stars of Venice’s Grand Canal. Indulging in the finest food and drink spanning as far as the Rialto Bridge itself. Experiencing the energy that can only come from music that reaches the soul and sweeps the feet onto the dance floor. Surrounded by friends, old and new—discovering things we never knew about them and about ourselves. Euphoric with vino and, quite possibly, an unexpected encounter leading to your one grande amore!

For one single night, Europe’s most passionate city comes to life on Broad Street Philadelphia—all in the name of bringing an end to breast cancer.

This fabulous Pink Tie Ball party is designed by young professionals for young professionals, so you can be sure to experience a fun time that also offers you a great opportunity to make an impact on saving lives. Features include:

  • Unbelievable food stations, plus passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts
  • Open premium bar until midnight
  • Early-evening live music and dancing with Tony Grandberry and his Big Fun Orchestra as part of the main Pink Tie Ball celebration
  • Late-night dancing to Mix 106.1 DJ, Robbie Robb
  • Raffles and silent auction
  • All proceeds support the fight against breast cancer!


Register now
for special early-season ticket savings: $85 for TWO parties.

 

Other Great Opportunities

  • Bring the opportunity to be a Young Professionals Party sponsor to your employer. Call Elaine at 215-238-8900.
  • Aren’t a young professional but want to tap into this powerful opportunity to connect with millennials? Call Elaine about becoming a sponsor: 215-238-8900.
  • Join our Young Professionals committee. Contact Sue at Sue@KomenPhiladelphia.org.

 

Young Professionals Chairperson

Doreen Mankus

Young Professionals Sponsorship Co-Chairpersons

Ashley Hildebrandt and Casey Inguagiato

 

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Susan G. Komen Philadelphia® is a not for profit organization with section 501(c)3 status for tax purposes, and governed by a Board of Trustees.