The 2019 Red & White Ball “Dancing for a Cause” bloodmobile has arrived and is ready to save lives. A big thank you to our 2019 Foundation Chairs, Cindy & David Schneider, for developing this fabulous fundraising concept and working to see it through.
Thank you to CJ Winckler (Deputy Medical Director, San Antonio Fire Department), Delaine Mathieu (Co-Anchor of News 4 San Antonio), Janel Garcia Kolodejck (CEO of TriQuest Business Services, LLC), Jenna Saucedo-Herrera (CEO of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation), Scott McMillian (Chairman and Co-Founder of Sendero Wealth Management), and Randy & Kay Harig (CEO and President of The Texas Research & Technology Foundation and VelocityTX; Owner and CEO of OfficeSource, Ltd.) for putting on their dancing shoes at our 2019 Red & White Ball to raise funds and share in our lifesaving mission.
And to Mary & Steve Brook and Claire & Patrick Rouse, our Red & White Ball Chairs, and all of the Red & White Ball committee: We are so grateful! None of this was possible without you.
The well-attended Red & White Ball Kickoff was held on Thursday, May 13 at the Donor Pavilion where it was announced that proceeds from this year’s ball will help open a new blood donor center to help address needs of the community’s fast-growing population.
The 2021 Red & White Ball will be held on Nov. 13 at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with Doc Watkins of Jazz Texas as entertainment. Due to COVID-19, 2021 ball fundraising efforts will not include 2019’s dancing competition concept. However, there are high hopes to continue that effort in 2022.
Exciting sponsorships received so far include two $15,000 sponsorships, from The Klesse Foundation (Margie & Bill Klesse) and DOCUmation (Lou Scantland). The Foundation is appreciative of our special underwriters Martin J. and Denise D. Landon Family Foundation, Yona and Tom McNish, Mary and Steve Brook, Shep and Karen Stiefel Harrison, KreagerMitchell and Alan and Lilly Gretzinger.
As of now, we’ve raised $120,650 of our $525,000 goal to fully fund a new donor center. Special underwriting opportunities remain available. Please contact co-chairs Lilly or Alan Gretzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RedandWhiteBallSA.org for more information.
Committees have also begun meeting and are still accepting those interested in helping. To join a committee or share contact information that may be beneficial for this year’s cause, please reach out to co-chairs Jeanne Bennett at Jeanne.email@example.com and Morgan Bertram at firstname.lastname@example.org.