The Lemon Ball

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
6:30 PM - Midnight
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
6:30 PM - Midnight
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Become a Sponsor

Become a Benefactor

We are thrilled to invite you to The 14th Annual Lemon Ball on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown!

Don't compare this to any other charity gala you have attended.  Come see for yourself why The Lemon Ball isn’t your typical gala. From the yellow ties to the beautiful lemon décor, the special night is all about making a huge impact for kids fighting cancer. Everything kicks off with a cocktail reception where guests can bid on auction items sure to leave attendees awestruck. The evening continues with a gourmet meal, stories and interviews with childhood cancer families, speeches honoring Alex Scott’s legacy and a thrilling live auction. It all concludes with guests dancing the night away to Deja Blue.

The Alex Scott Crystal Cup Award will be presented to Power Home Remodeling, National Sponsor, for their commitment to continuing Alex’s mission to fight childhood cancer, one cup at a time.

The Childhood Cancer Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to David Poplack, MD, Director of Global HOPE (Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence) at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, for his outstanding work and commitment to pediatric oncology.

Individual tickets to The 14th Annual Lemon Ball are $275 ($100 tax-deductible). For more information, contact Laura Cocchia at [email protected].

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has a room block at The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown for the rate of $145 per night. To make a reservation, please access our room block.

Host Committee

Stella and Michael Barry
Sharon and David Brogan
Brynne and Marc Bruno
Regina and Marty Connor
Mark Eason
Nancy and Harry Hayman
Harriett and John Hill
Lauren and Adam Kaliner
Laura and John Kelly
Robin and Tim Lung
Susie and John McCaughey
Chrisnie and John Pagana
Lori and Geoff Passehl
Stacey and Lou Pellegrini
Fern and Craig Silverman
Toba and Mitchell Spector
Andrea and Ira Tauber
Ranita and Ian Thomas

Planning Committee

Leigh Bednoff – Décor Co-Chair
Lisa Bellagamba – Auction Presentation Co-Chair
Danielle Cormier-Smith – Auction Acquisition Co-Chair
Stacey Pellegrini – Auction Acquisition Co-Chair
Geraldine Scutti – Décor Co-Chair
Debra Zweben – Auction Presentation Co-Chair

2020 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Aldi
Applebee's
Northwestern Mutual
Volvo

Diamond Sponsors

Auntie Anne's Pretzels
General Floor
 Power Home Remodeling

Platinum Sponsors

CHOP Cellular Therapy & Transplant
Cigna
Elsevier
EY
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
KPMG
Novartis
QVC
Sila
WSFS Community Foundation

Community Partners

  • The Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
  • The Frozen Lemonade Cup - Fighting Childhood Cancer One Goal at a Time! 

Gold Sponsors

  • Aramark
  • Inspira Marketing
  • Lamb McErlane PC
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Pilot Freight Services
  • Rita's Franchise Company, LLC
  • Sage Financial Group
  • Spire Builders
  • Stroh Sales Assoc., LLC & Unico Inc.

Silver Sponsors

  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Lennox Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Multi-Flow Beverage Solutions
  • Oasis Property Group
  • PCH Technologies
  • SYSCO Philadelphia
  • TD Bank
  • XTIVIA, Inc. 

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bath Fitter
  • Dragonfly Psychological Associates
  • Kitchen Saver
  • LACHER
  • NJM Insurance Group
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Thrivos Consulting LLC
  • Zestbox

Media Sponsor

  • CBS3/CW Philly

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Advanced Staging Productions
  • Bluecoat American Dry Gin
  • BVTLive!
  • Carl Alan Floral Design
  • Color Reflections
  • Magnificent Events
  • Manatawny Stillworks
  • New Liberty Distillery
  • Paradigm Digital Color Graphics
  • Philip Gabriel Photography
  • Sly Fox Brewing Company
  • Tito's Handmade Vodka

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations and businesses. For more information about sponsorship and benefactor packages, please contact Laura Cocchia at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor - $50,000 ($44,000 Tax-Deductible)

  • 28 tickets to The 2020 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 (1 Suite and 1 Hotel Room)
  • 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Diamond Sponsor - $25,000 ($20,700 Tax-Deductible)

  • 20 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000 ($8,000 Tax-Deductible)

  • 10 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Gold Sponsor - $6,000 ($4,500 Tax-Deductible)

  • 8 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Silver Sponsor - $3,000 ($2,200 Tax-Deductible)

  • 4 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000 ($625 Tax-Deductible)

  • 2 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball invitation, commitment must be received by November 8, 2019.
**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by December 6, 2019.

2020 Benefactors

Platinum Benefactors

  • The Hayman Family Foundation
  • John and Jocelyn Hillman
  • Lauren and Adam Kaliner
  • Chip and Stephanie Olson

Silver Benefactors

  • Jeff and Claire Black

Bronze Benefactors

  • Erin Flynn-Blair and Kevin Blair
  • Stephen and Ivy Cohn
  • Lynne and Bill Garbose
  • The Kordsmeier Family
  • Craig and Fern Silverman
  • Tracy Smith and John D'Amelio

Become a Benefactor

Benefactor Levels

Benefactor opportunities are available for individuals and families. For more information about sponsorship and benefactor packages, please contact Laura Cocchia at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].

Diamond Benefactor - $25,000 ($20,950 Tax-Deductible)

  • 20 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Platinum Benefactor - $10,000 ($8,000 Tax-Deductible)

  • 10 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Gold Benefactor - $6,000 ($4,500 Tax-Deductible)

  • 8 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Silver Benefactor - $3,000 ($2,200 Tax-Deductible)

  • 4 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

Bronze Benefactor - $1,000 ($625 Tax-Deductible)

  • 2 tickets to The 2020 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
  • Invitation to pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior to event)

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball invitation, commitment must be received by November 8, 2019.
**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by December 6, 2019.

Auction

Donate your tickets, tangibles, time or talent to bettering the lives of children. You will be recognized for your donation both online and at the event. In addition to demonstrating your support, remember that an auction donation can result in a new client or customer and that all donations are tax deductible. Fill out an auction donation form to donate to this year's auction.

If you have questions about the auction, contact Allison Goldstein at [email protected] or 866-333-1213.