Login to Your Friends Asking Friends Headquarters
Home »
About Make-A-Wish »
Event Information »
View Our Sponsors »
Fundraising Page Log-In »
Sponsor Fundraising Participant »
Spread the Word »
General Donation »
2017 Wish Ball Photos »

Event Information

Event Info:

Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina is thrilled to host our 15th annual signature gala, The Wish Ball on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Westin Charlotte. The chapter’s largest single event of the year, the Ball brings together over 600 guests from across the Charlotte and surrounding communities to celebrate the Power of a Wish.

Look forward to cocktail hour, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle opportunities, live entertainment, and countless surprises both for and from local wish families!

Most important, the Wish Ball is an inspirational opportunity to directly support the wishes of local children, helping enable the chapter to grant over 360 wishes in the upcoming year.

Event Attire
Lovingly called our blue-tie gala (black tie optional with a Make-A-Wish blue twist!), we encourage guests to wear Make-A-Wish blue in some fashion, whether through their tie or gown! The attire is blue-tie optional, join us in your favorite cocktail or formal ensemble.

Event Location:
The Westin Charlotte
601 S College Street

A special room rate of $149 is available for Wish Ball guests at The Westin Charlotte on the evening of the event! Please book prior to December 19, 2017 to be eligible for the rate, using this link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/2018MakeAWishBall

Please contact Tareyn McKenzie if you have any trouble booking. Parking will also be discounted for event guests at The Westin on the evening of the event.

Event Schedule:

Registration1/19/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinner Is Served1/19/2018 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Program, Live Auction & Raffle1/19/2018 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dancing and Entertainment1/19/2018 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Silent Auction Ends1/19/2018 9:45 pm
Title Sponsor: $50,000.00
All items from Presenting Level plus: • Name within the event title on the front cover of the invitation (deadline is Dec. 18, 2017) • Full page acknowledgment with premium placement in event program • Level exclusivity: only one Title Sponsorship available

Presenting Sponsor: $25,000.00
All items from Gold Level plus: • Two premium tables for 12 (24 tickets) • Logo on all event materials as “Presented By” (deadline is Dec. 18, 2017) • Full page acknowledgment in event program (in lieu of 1/2 page) • Industry exclusivity within level

Gold Sponsor: $12,000.00
All items from Silver Level plus: • One premium table for 12 (12 tickets) • Logo in all promotional materials related to the Wish Ball, including: e-communications, event posters/ flyers, advertisements, media materials, event program and slideshow (in lieu of name only) • Logo on Wish Ball event website with hyperlink to company website (in lieu of name only) • Opportunity to include a wish family at your event table • 1/2 page acknowledgment in event program (in lieu of 1/4 page)

Silver Sponsor: $6,000.00
All items from Wish Partner Level plus: • One table for 8 (8 tickets) • Name on all promotional materials related to the Wish Ball, including: e-communications, event posters/flyers, advertisements, media materials, event program and slideshow (deadline is Dec. 18, 2017) • 1/4 page acknowledgment in event program • Logo on event website

Wish Partner: $3,000.00
• Four (4) tickets • Name on e-invitation (deadline is Dec. 18, 2017) • Name listed in event program and slideshow • Name listed on event website • Audio recognition at the event

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Western North Carolina:

We help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1985, we have brightened the lives of thousands of children.

Visit our Website

Help Files

Special Thanks to:
The Dale Jr Foundation Logo