The Lemon Ball

The 15th Annual Lemon Ball

 

2023 (Date/time TBD)

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The 16th Annual Lemon Ball


On Friday, March 4, 2022, we welcomed guests from all around the country for the 16th Annual Lemon Ball. From the musical stylings of Lizzy McAlpine to the inspiring hero stories, the night was sweeter than ever. We were happy to welcome more than 600 guests to honor the legacy of Alex Scott and continue the fight against childhood cancer.

We raised nearly $700,000, which is enough to fund two Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Reach Grants. These critical, two-year grants help researchers translate new discoveries in the lab into clinical trials that give more, safer treatment options for kids with cancer.

The night was full of inspirational speeches, beautiful hero interviews and an exhilarating auction. We celebrated the evening by honoring two very special ALSF supporters, Mary Stengel Austen and The Malvern School, with the Alex Scott Crystal Cup Award. Guests also helped select Travel For Care as our Lemon Ball Fund-A-Project winner, with a $10,000 donation from Volvo Cars.

You can re-watch the program at any time by viewing the recorded livestream.

There is still time to show your support! If you missed participating in Fund-A-Cure, you can donate here! Special thanks to our fantastic presenting sponsors, ALDI, Applebee’s, Northwestern Mutual and Volvo Cars. An additional thanks to our generous diamond sponsors, General Floor and Power Home Remodeling. And thanks to all the Lemon Ball sponsors, benefactors, supporters and friends who made this event possible.


We would love for you to join us next year!

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2022 SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsors

Aldi
Applebee's
Northwestern Mutual
Volvo

Diamond Sponsors

General Floor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Aramark
  • ATL Partners
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Lamb McErlane PC
  • The Malvern School
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Pilot Freight Services
  • Rita's Franchise Company, LLC 
  • TD Bank
  • Toll Brothers

Silver Sponsors

  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Multi-Flow Beverage Solutions
  • Oasis Property Group
  • PCH Technologies
  • PECO
  • Xtivia, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

  • Audacy Radio
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Diversified Search Group
  • NJM Insurance Group
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • 6abc / WPVI-TV Philadelphia

Become a Sponsor or Benefactor

Sponsorship & Benefactor Levels

Become a Virtual Sponsor or Benefactor - SOLD OUT

Virtual sponsorship and benefactor opportunities are available for organizations and businesses. For more information, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]

Diamond - $25,000 ($23,500 tax-deductible)

  • 20 Premium Virtual Guest tickets
  • Logo on ALSF website and digital invitation 
  • Two full color pages in the digital and printed tribute book
  • Included in press release and media materials
  • Opportunity to submit a recorded shoutout video for the program’s countdown segment, or ALSF will thank you by name in the countdown
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag

Platinum - $10,000 ($9,250 tax-deductible)

  • 10 Premium Virtual Guest tickets
  • Name on ALSF website and digital invitation 
  • One full color page in the digital and printed tribute book
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag

Gold - $6,000 ($5,400 tax-deductible)

  • 8 Premium Virtual Guest tickets
  • Name on ALSF website
  • One full black + white (b+w) page in the digital and printed tribute book

Silver - $3,000 ($2,700 tax-deductible)

  • 4 Premium Virtual Guest tickets
  • Name on ALSF website
  • One full b+w page in the digital and printed tribute book

Bronze - $1,000 ($625 tax-deductible)

  • 2 Premium Virtual Guest tickets
  • Name on ALSF website and in program credits
  • One half b+w page in the digital and printed tribute book

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball invitation, commitment must be received by January 7, 2022.

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by January 28, 2022.

***To receive a premium Lemon Ball gift box, you must enter all information by Monday, February 21. Premium Virtual Guest Tickets include gala-themed gifts, a $50 GrubHub gift card, a printed tribute book and donation card.

Become an In-Person Sponsor - SOLD OUT

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations and businesses. For more information about sponsorship and benefactor packages, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor - $50,000 ($44,000 tax-deductible)

  • 28 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table)
  • Invitation Recognition (Logo included on Lemon Ball Invite)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • Two (2) Full Color Pages (non-consecutive) in Tribute Book with Company Logo on Cover**
  • Two (2) Hotel Rooms on night of event 
  • Event Recognition (Included in remarks by Liz & Jay Scott)
  • Inclusion in press release and media materials related to event
  • Inclusion in e-newsletter (70,000+ subscribers)
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays
  • Company logo listed and hyperlinked as a sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag
  • Opportunity for your company to be spotlighted in Lemon Ball emails reaching thousands of ALSF supporters
  • Opportunity to submit a recorded shoutout video for the program’s countdown segment, or ALSF will thank you by name in the countdown

Diamond Sponsor - $25,000 ($20,700 tax-deductible)

  • 20 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table)
  • Invitation Recognition (Logo included on Lemon Ball Invite)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • Two (2) Full Color Pages (non-consecutive) in Tribute Book**
  • Two (2) Hotel Rooms on night of event
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee)
  • Inclusion in press release and media materials related to event
  • Inclusion in e-newsletter (70,000+ subscribers)
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays
  • Company logo listed and hyperlinked as a sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag
  • Opportunity to submit a recorded shoutout video for the program’s countdown segment, or ALSF will thank you by name in the countdown

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000 ($8,000 tax-deductible)

  • 10 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table)
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Invite)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • One (1) Full Color Page in Tribute Book**
  • One (1) Hotel Room on night of event
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee)
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays
  • Company logo listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag

Gold Sponsor - $6,000 ($4,500 tax-deductible)

  • 8 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Named Table)
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Invite Insert)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book**
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag

Silver Sponsor - $3,000 ($2,200 tax-deductible)

  • 4 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating)
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Invite Insert)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book**
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000 ($625 tax-deductible)

  • 2 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating)
  • Invitation Recognition (Company Name on Lemon Ball Invite Insert)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • Half (1/2) Black and White Page in Tribute Book**
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on event signage and visual displays
  • Company name listed as a sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in gift bag

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball invitation, commitment must be received by January 7, 2022.

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by January 28, 2022.

Become an In-Person Benefactor - SOLD OUT

Benefactor Levels

Benefactor opportunities are available for individuals and families. For more information about sponsorship and benefactor packages, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

Diamond Benefactor - $25,000 ($20,950 tax-deductible)

  • 20 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table)
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Invite Insert)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • One (1) Full Color Page in Tribute Book**
  • Two (2) Hotel Rooms on night of event
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee)
  • Inclusion in press release and media materials related to event
  • Inclusion in e-newsletter (70,000+ subscribers)
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org
  • Opportunity to submit a recorded shoutout video for the program’s countdown segment, or ALSF will thank you by name in the countdown

Platinum Benefactor - $10,000 ($8,000 tax-deductible)

  • 10 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Premium Named Table)
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Invite Insert)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • One (1) Full Color Page in Tribute Book**
  • One (1) Hotel Room on night of event
  • Event Recognition (Acknowledged by Emcee)
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org

Gold Benefactor - $6,000 ($4,500 tax-deductible)

  • 8 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (Named Table)
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Invite Insert)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book**
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org

Silver Benefactor - $3,000 ($2,200 tax-deductible)

  • 4 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating)
  • Invitation Recognition (Name included on Lemon Ball Invite Insert)*
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • One (1) Full Black and White Page in Tribute Book**
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org

Bronze Benefactor - $1,000 ($625 tax-deductible)

  • 2 tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  • Reserved Seating at the Event (General Seating)
  • Access to Pre Event VIP Reception (half hour prior to general admission arrival)
  • Half (1/2) Black and White Page in Tribute Book**
  • Name listed as a benefactor on event signage and visual displays
  • Name listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball invitation, commitment must be received by January 7, 2022.

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by January 28, 2022.

2022 Benefactors

Platinum Benefactors

  • Chip and Stephanie Olson
  • John and Jocelyn Hillman

Gold Benefactors

  • The Austen Family

Silver Benefactors

  • Shane Johnson and Cynthia Chuang

Bronze Benefactors

  • Craig and Fern Silverman
  • The Hayman Family Foundation
  • Ira and Andrea Tauber
  • Ivy and Stephen Cohn
  • Jeff and Claire Black
  • John D'Amelio and Tracy Smith
  • The Kordsmeier Family
  • Lynne and Bill Garbose

Family

Childhood Cancer Family on Stage

Auction

If you have questions about the auction, contact Mikey Tauber at [email protected]

FAQs

 

What is the timeline for the event?

Please note all times are approximate and are listed in Eastern Time Zone.

  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Virtual Pre-Event Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 pm: Main Program and Welcome from Hosts
  • 7:30 pm: Awards Presentations
  • 7:45 pm: Auction Highlights and Fund A Cure
  • 8:00 pm: Closing Remarks from Hosts and Close of Raffle
  • 8:15 pm: Virtual After Party featuring BVT Live!
  • 8:45 pm: Event Concludes
  • 10:00 pm: Close of Auction

What programming is available during the Virtual Cocktail Reception?

  • Misgif QR Code-Powered Photobooth Presented by Northwestern Mutual 
  • Fund A Project Presented by Volvo Cars 
  • A Virtual Wishing Garden, complete with wishes from some of ALSF’s heroes and supersibs 
  • Cocktail and Mocktail Demo with Jeff Benjamin and Diana Gerlitzki of Vetri
  • A Special Performance from Lower Merion native and singer, Lizzy McAlpine 
  • Live Zoom Conversation with Liz Scott and The Brogan, Johnson, and Salerno Families
  • Hero Family Zoom Hangout Room  

How do I use the live chat box during the program?

We invite and strongly encourage you to interact with us during the program using the live chat feature. To chat with us and other guests, enter your name in the chat box located under the program video. Next, accept the terms of service by checking the box and then click ‘Join.’ You will be able to view everything your fellow guests have to say about the program and add your own commentary! Your comments will be visible to us, as well as all guests. Please take advantage of this feature. We would love to hear from you!

What technology is used during the Lemon Ball?

  • Virtual Pre-Event Cocktail Reception: Videos will be hosted on YouTube. Our photobooth is hosted with 3rd party websites, Misgif. A QR code will direct you to take photos. The live hero family conversation and hero family zoom hangout will be held on Zoom. Please note guests' screens may be viewable during these Zoom meetings.
  • Virtual Program and After Party: Our program and after party will be hosted on Vimeo. There will be a live chat feature available for guests to interact on. Guests will not be visible during this portion of the event.
  • Auction, Raffle and Fund A Cure: All transactions related to the auction, raffle and fund a cure will be hosted on our mobile bidding software, GiveSmart.

What device should I use to participate in the Lemon Ball?

For the best viewing experience, we suggest guests use a computer, however all event elements can also be accessed through a mobile device or tablet.

How do I interact with other guests?

Guests have a few options for interacting before, during and after the event. Planning a Zoom, Google, or Facetime hangout with your friends is a great way to kick things off, watch the program together, or keep the party going. If you know other guests who are attending this year, we encourage you to set up you own virtual get together to reminisce about past Lemon Balls, view the event, and stay connected from a distance. You can meet virtually on one device and enjoy the Lemon Ball together on another! During the cocktail reception, guests will have the option to see each other and chat in our two Zoom rooms. Lastly, during the program all guests will have access to chat with one another in the Vimeo live chat box. We encourage as much interaction as possible!

Who is receiving the Alex Scott Crystal Cup Awards?

Mary Stengel Austen

Mary’s dedication to helping ALSF in its pursuit of finding cures for kids with cancer is truly remarkable. Her heart of gold, selfless giving of time and energy and humble nature are just a few of the reasons why we are so happy to present Mary Austen with the 2022 Alex Scott Crystal Cup Award. She lives in Radnor with her equally amazing husband Peter and their 5 children John, Andrew, Christopher, Thomas and Sally.

The Malvern School

The dedication of The Malvern School’s entire team has taught thousands of children valuable lessons about the importance of giving back and their ability to make a difference. This dedication has also added up in significant donations that support ALSF’s work to find new cures and help families whose children are battling cancer. In 2021, The Malvern School surpassed $1 million raised since they started supporting ALSF.

What should I wear?

There is no official dress code to follow, but we are still encouraging guests to embody the spirit of the in-person event by getting festive! This year, “yellow tie” apparel is not required. If you want to dress formal, go for it. If you prefer casual chic, that’s great too! You can share photos from your Lemon Ball setup with us on social media by tagging @AlexsLemonade. Keep in mind, for most of the night you will not be visible to other guests. During the program, you will not be on camera but can interact through the chat box.

What is this year’s raffle prize?

Turgeon Jewelers Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Stay dazzling and don't miss out on the Turgeon Jewelers Raffle for a chance to win a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet in 14K White Gold valued at $6,000. Tickets are $25 each or $100 for 5 tickets, and there are 500 up for grabs! The grand prize winner will be announced LIVE at the conclusion of our program. Will you be the lucky person to win this stunning diamond bracelet?

*Prize will be shipped to the winner immediately following the event.

How do I bid on auction items?

Our auction opens on March 2! We are using mobile bidding powered by GiveSmart. Browse and bid on items using a computer, mobile device or tablet. To register, text ‘lemonball’ to 76278 or visit https://lemonball.givesmart.com. The auction will remain open until 10:00pm ET on Friday, March 4. When the auction closes, winners will be notified by text message in which they will receive a link to complete payment. ALSF will reach out to winners to organize redemption immediately following the event. If you have auction-related inquiries, please contact Mikey Tauber at [email protected].

How do I donate during Fund A Cure?

Guests can donate during Fund A Cure by clicking the ‘Make a Donation’ button located under the chat box. Guests can also donate through our mobile bidding software. Those who have registered with GiveSmart will receive a text message with a hyperlink that prompts them to donate in any amount. Guests also can open GiveSmart by either clicking on the lemon icon situated in the lower right corner of their Vimeo screen, or by visiting https://lemonball.givesmart.com. on their computer, mobile device or tablet. You can donate during the Fund A Cure segment or at any time throughout the program. 

Are there other ways to donate?

Beyond the live Fund A Cure segment of our program, guests can donate on GiveSmart by clicking here, on ALSF’s website by clicking here or Premium Guests can mail back their donation card that was provided in their Gift Box. If you have any questions pertaining to donations, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected]

I have a question pertaining to my gift box, GrubHub e-gift card or gift box.

Any Premium Guests who have questions pertaining to their gift box or GrubHub e-gift card can contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].