The Lemon Ball

Lemon Ball logo

Saturday, January 19, 2019
6:30 PM - Midnight
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Lemon Ball logo

Saturday, January 19, 2019
6:30 PM - Midnight
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Online registration is now closed.

Ditch the standard cufflinks and suitcoat because The Lemon Ball isn’t your generic gala. Complete with lemon yellow ties, heartwarming speeches by kids fighting cancer and fond remembrances of Alex Scott’s lasting legacy, this annual event has inspired attendees since 2006. The unforgettable evening kicks off with a reception full of amazing auction items before transitioning to a ballroom for a gourmet meal and meaningful onstage program. Everyone ends the night dancing away to a live band before heading home knowing their support made a huge impact for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

This year's Crystal Cup honorees will be recognized for their commitment to the Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. See below for this year's recipients.

Crystal Cup - Organization
Auntie Anne’s

Crystal CupIndividual/Family
The Snyder Family

The 2018 Lemon Ball raised enough to fund over six and a half years’ worth of research and was attended by more than 850 guests including prominent business executives, local celebrities and Alex’s family and friends. We hope you’ll join us in kicking off 2019 by contributing to the fight to find a cure! Learn more about our past Lemon Ball events.

Event Information for Guests

What Is The Timeline For The Event?

6-6:30 pm: Sponsor & Benefactor Reception
6:30-7:30 pm: Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
Auction will remain open until 10:15 pm
8-9 pm: Welcome from Hosts & Dinner
9-10 pm: Award Presentations & Live Auction
10 pm-Midnight: Dessert & Dancing
Midnight: Event ends

What Should I Wear?

Dress is "yellow tie optional," which is our twist on "black tie." Men wear tuxedos or dark suits. Women dress in long gowns or cocktail attire.

Where Do I Park?

Valet parking at the Marriott is extremely limited and fills up quickly. Discounted parking is available in the Parkway Self-Park lot at 12th & Filbert Streets, across from the Reading Terminal Market. When you enter the parking garage, do not put your credit card in as payment. Simply take the ticket and bring it to the check-in tables where you will receive a coupon to give to the parking attendant upon departure.

What If It Snows?

Bundle up! The event will take place no matter the weather, however, we encourage everyone to be safe and use your best judgement when it comes to traveling to the Marriott.

How Do I Bid On The Silent Auction Items?

Our auction is now open! Once again, we are using mobile silent auction bidding powered by GiveSmart. Browse and bid on items ahead of time using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Bring your smartphone with you to The Lemon Ball so you can place a bid during the event. To speed up check-in, we suggest you pre-register on your phone. Pre-register now or text the word lemonball19 to 24700.

What Are This Year’s Raffles?

The Liquor Raffle

Start 2019 off right with enough wine and liquor for a year's worth of entertaining! Win this one-of-a-kind raffle prize which includes more than 30 full size bottles of all your favorite brands. Raffle chances are $50 each or 5 for $200. Only 200 chances will be sold! At the end of the live auction, the winner will be announced. Must be 21 or older to participate.

Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull

New this year - you don't want to miss out on the Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull! At the event, we will feature a wall of numbered yellow envelopes. Donate $50 and pick a lucky number to find out which piece of jewelry from Kendra Scott you have won. Prizes include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, candles, picture frames and more, all valued from $50-$1,000. Will you be the lucky person to win the diamond pave earrings?!

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Applebee's

Northwestern Mutual

Volvo

Diamond Sponsors

Aunite Anne's

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Platinum Sponsors

Air Innovations

Beneficial Foundation

CHOP Cellular Therapy & Transplant

Cigna

EY

KPMG

Power Home Remodeling Group

QVC

Sila

TIAA

Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Weiser Works

Community Partner

The Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation

Gold Sponsors

ARAMARK
Elsevier
Inspira Marketing Group
Lamb McErlane PC
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Pilot Freight Services
Rita's Italian Ice
Sage Financial Group
Stroh Sales Assoc., LLC & Unico Inc.

Silver Sponsors

EisnerAmper LLP
Kreischer Miller
Lennox Heating & Air Conditioning
Multi-Flow Industries
Spire Builders
TD Bank
WSFS Bank
XTIVIA, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Brandywine Realty Trust
Kitchen Saver
LACHER
NJM Insurance Group
PCH Technologies
Philadelphia Eagles
Samuel P. Mandell Foundation
Sysco Philadelphia
Tierney

Media Sponsor

CBS3/CW Philly

In-Kind Sponsors

Advanced Staging Productions
Bluecoat American Dry Gin
Breakthru Beverage
BVTLive!
Calconix, Inc.
Carl Alan Floral Designs, LTD
CinemaCake
Color Reflections
Kendra Scott
Magnificent Events
New Liberty Distillery
Paradigm Digital Color Graphics
Philip Gabriel Photography
PostcardMania.com
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Levels

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

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

  • 28 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (Premium Named Table)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Company logo included on invitation*
  • Company logo on cover of tribute book**
  • 2 full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) color tributes in tribute book prominently placed (non-consecutive pages)**
  • 1 suite & 1 hotel room for the night of event
  • Acknowledged in special remarks by Liz and Jay Scott (parents of Alex Scott) during the event
  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo prominently featured on LemonBall.org with a hyperlink
  • Included in e-newsletter (55,000+ subscribers)
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in Gift Bag
  • Included in press releases and media materials related to event
  • Included in visual display throughout the event
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 20 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (Premium Named Table)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Company logo included on invitation*
  • 2 full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) color tribute within tribute book (non-consecutive pages)**
  • 2 hotel rooms for the night of event
  • Acknowledged by emcee during the event
  • Included in e-newsletter (55,000+ subscribers)
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in Gift Bag
  • Included in press releases and media materials related to event
  • Company Logo on event signage
  • Logo prominently featured on LemonBall.org with hyperlink
  • Included in visual display throughout the event
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 10 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (Premium Named Table)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Company name included on invitation insert*
  • Full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) color tribute within tribute book**
  • Acknowledged by emcee during event
  • Company listed on event signage
  • Ability to include promotional item in Gift Bag
  • Company listed as sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Company listing included in visual display throughout the event
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 8 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (Named Table)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) black & white tribute within tribute book**
  • Company name included on invitation insert*
  • Company listed as sponsor on event signage
  • Company listed as sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Company listing included in visual display throughout the event
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in Gift Bag
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 4 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (General seating)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) black & white tribute within tribute book**
  • Company name included on invitation insert*
  • Company listed as sponsor on event signage
  • Company listed as sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Company listing included in visual display throughout the event
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in Gift Bag
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 2 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (General seating)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Half Page (4.5"W x 3.25"H)  black & white tribute within tribute book**
  • Company name included on invitation insert*
  • Company listed on event signage
  • Company listed as sponsor on LemonBall.org
  • Company included in visual display throughout the event
  • Opportunity to include promotional item in Gift Bag
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

*To be recognized on the invitation, commitment must be received by November 9, 2018.

**To be included in the tribute book, tributes must be received by December 7, 2018.

2019 Benefactors

Diamond Benefactors

  • Chip & Stephanie Olson

Platinum Benefactors

  • John & Jocelyn Hillman

Gold Benefactors

  • Alexandra and Michael Cardone III

Silver Benefactors

  • Claire & Jeff Black

Bronze Benefactors

  • Erin Flynn-Blair & Kevin Blair
  • Kirsten Flanagan
  • John & Connie Kordsmeier
  • Lynne & Bill Garbose
  • Craig & Fern Silverman
  • Valerie Moritz Smith
  • Mara & Paul Thur

Become a Benefactor

Benefactor Levels

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

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

  • 20 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (Premium Seating Named Table)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Name included on the Lemon Ball invitation insert*
  • One full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) color tribute page within tribute book**
  • 2 hotel rooms the night of the event
  • Acknowledged by emcee during the event
  • Included in e-newsletter (55,000+ subscribers)
  • Name included in press releases and media materials related to event
  • Listed as benefactor on event signage
  • Prominently listed as a benefactor on LemonBall.org
  • Name included in visual display throughout the event
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 10 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (Premium Seating Named Table)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Name included on the Lemon Ball invitation insert*
  • Full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) color tribute page within tribute book**
  • Acknowledged by emcee during event.
  • Listed as benefactor on event signage
  • Listed as benefactor on LemonBall.org
  • Name included in visual display throughout the event
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 8 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (Named Table)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Name included on the Lemon Ball invitation insert*
  • Full page (4.5"W x 6.75"H) black & white tribute page**
  • Listed as benefactor on event signage
  • Listed as benefactor on LemonBall.org
  • Included in visual display throughout the event
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 4 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (General seating)
  • Early entry to the Event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Name included on the Lemon Ball invitation insert*
  • Half page (4.5"W x 6.75"H), black & white tribute page**
  • Listed as benefactor on event signage
  • Listed as benefactor on LemonBall.org
  • Included in visual display throughout the event
  • Opportunity to host a hero family at your table
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

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

  • 2 tickets to The 2019 Lemon Ball (General seating)
  • Early entry to the event (half hour prior to general admission)
  • Half page (4.5"W x 3.25"H), black & white tribute page**
  • Listed as benefactor on event signage
  • Listed as benefactor on LemonBall.org
  • Included in visual display throughout the event
  • Invitation to a pre-event gathering (held 1 month prior)

*To be recognized on the Lemon Ball invitation, commitment must be received by November 9, 2018.

**To be included in the Tribute Book, tributes must be received by December 7, 2018.

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 Laura Cocchia at [email protected] or 866-333-1213.