Welcome to DukeChildrens.org.
Skip over navigation


Teddy Bear Ball

December 2014
Durham Convention Center


Thank you for Joining Us For It's All Fun and Games!

Every year thousands of children are treated at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center for a wide range of medical conditions, from common childhood illnesses to life-threatening diseases. Our staff of outstanding physicians and surgeons and other healthcare professionals, as well as our support staff, bring a deep sense of dedication to delivering healing and hope to each and every one of our patients.

The 2013 Teddy Bear Ball was an evening of fun and games and included Duke Children’s leading physicians and health care staff, dedicated donors, and patients and their families. Underlying the light-hearted nature of the child-friendly board game theme was a serious cause, as participants pledged their money and passion to help make a difference in a sick child’s life.

The Teddy Bear Ball was hosted by Duke Medicine leadership and presented by International Traders, Inc. (ITI) and Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors members, Jim and Susan Sabiston. Thank you for embracing your inner child and joining us for a gala evening full of fun and games! 

Download Invitation [JPG, 211KB]

For more information about the Teddy Bear Ball, contact the Development Office at dukekids@duke.edu or (919) 385-3141.

For auction contributions, contact Keri Christianson at keri.christianson@duke.edu or (919) 385-3140.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Josh Hewitt at josh.hewitt@duke.edu or (919) 385-3134.

For individual ticket sales, contact Glenn Holzapfel at glenn.holzapfel@dm.duke.edu or (919) 385-3138.

About the Ball

bear_shot.jpg

The Teddy Bear Ball is an evening of celebration to raise essential funds to benefit the pediatric programs at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. Taking place the first Saturday of December, the annual charity black-tie gala provides sponsors, donors and guests with the opportunity to don their finest apparel and enjoy fine food and company, all in the name of helping sick children.

Duke Medicine Leadership Hosts

Dr. and Mrs. Victor J. Dzau
Chancellor for Health Affairs
President and Chief Executive Officer
Duke University Health System
Dr. and Mrs. William J. Fulkerson, Jr.
Executive Vice President
Duke University Health System
Mr. Kevin W. Sowers, RN, MSN
President and Chief Executive Officer
Duke University Hospital
 
Dr. and Mrs. Ira M. Cheifetz
Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Interim CMO, Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
 

 The Evening's Events

5:30  Welcome and Registration
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, interactive game room, silent auction 
9:00pm Special Program and Dessert
9:30pm Live Music and Dancing


Corporate and Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

dzau.jpgAs a 2013 Teddy Bear Ball Corporate or Individual Sponsor, you will enable Duke Children's to provide the best possible care for the patients and families we serve today and discover treatments that will enhance the health care of future generations.

Experience the exclusive opportunity to position your organization in front of Duke Medicine leadership and a North Carolina audience, while helping children find hope and healing at Duke Children's. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available for each level.

For full Teddy Bear Ball Corporate or Individual Sponsorship information and recognition details, or to purchase Teddy Bear Ball tickets, please contact Josh Hewitt at 919-385-3134 or dukekids@duke.edu

~Presenting Sponsorship  $50,000~
Official Sponsor of 2013 Teddy Bear Ball

Jim and Susan Sabiston

Corporate Presenting  Sponsorship

  • Up to three 8-top tables with priority seating
  • VIP seating with Duke Medicine leadership
  • Hosts of VIP reception
  • Four hotel rooms for Saturday evening
  • Recognition in media and press materials
  • Corporate logo and recognition on invitation
  • Corporate logo and listing on Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
  • Corporate logo, welcome letter, and listing in event program
  • Corporate logo in sponsor presentation during dinner
  • Corporate name display on table during dinner
  • Opportunity to speak at Teddy Bear Ball
  • Six live mentions during Teddy Bear Ball
  • Prominent corporate logo placement at all event areas (Welcome & Registration, Entertainment & Evening Program, BidPal & Auction, Dinner and After Party)
Individual Presenting Sponsorship
  • Up to three 8-top tables with priority seating
  • Hosts of VIP reception
  • Four hotel room s for Saturday evening
  • Recognition and listing on Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
  • Recognition and listing in event program and sponsor presentation during dinner
  • Extensive acknowledgement in signage and at all event areas (Welcome & Registration, Entertainment & Evening Program, BidPal & Auction, Dinner and After Party)
     

    ~ Platinum Sponsorship  $25,000~
    Official Sponsor of Entertainment
    Entertainment and Evening Program or BidPal and Auction

    Edward H. Benenson Foundation 

    Corporate Platinum Sponsorship

    • Up to two 8-top tables with priority seating
    • Invitation to VIP reception
    • Corporate logo and listing on Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
    • Corporate logo and listing in event program
    • Corporate logo in sponsor presentation during dinner
    • Corporate name display on table during dinner
    • Three live mentions during Teddy Bear Ball
    • Prominent corporate logo placement during Entertainment & Evening Program or on BidPal handheld devices during Auction

    Individual Platinum Sponsorship

    • Up to two 8-top tables with priority seating
    • Invitation to VIP reception
    • Recognition and listing on Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
    • Recognition and listing in event program and sponsor presentation during dinner
    • Prominent acknowledgement during Entertainment & Evening Program or on BidPal handheld devices during Auction 
       

    ~Gold Sponsorship  $10,000~
    Official Sponsors of One Event Area
    Welcome Center and Registration or Dinner or After Party

    Aliotta Holdings, LLC
    Duke Hospital Administration
    Robins & Morton 

    Corporate Gold Sponsorship

    • Two 8-top tables
    • Corporate logo and listing on Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
    • Corporate listing in event program
    • Corporate logo in sponsor presentation during dinner
    • Corporate name display on table during dinner
    • Corporate logo rotating on BidPal handheld auction devices
    • Corporate logo placement at one event area (Welcome Center & Registration or Dinner or After Party)
    • Each sponsor welcome to provide corporate logo on pre-approved giveaways for gala guests

    Individual Gold Sponsorship

    • Two 8-top tables
    • Recognition and listing on Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
    • Recognition and listing in event program and sponsor presentation during dinner
    • Acknowledgement in signage at one event area
       
    ~Silver Sponsorship  $3,000~ 

    Airgas National Welders
    Cardinal Health
    Drs. Dennis Clements and Martha Ann Keels
    European Wax Center

    Matt and Alicia Cornwell
    DPR Construction
    Duke Hospital Administration
    Duke University Health System
    John and Kim Love
    Leadership Team Development, Inc.
    Massage Envy Spa
    Riley Contracting Group
    TheRealToothFairies.com
     
    Corporate Silver Sponsorship
    • Up to one 8-top table
    • Corporate listing on duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
    • Corporate listing in event program
    • Corporate listing in sponsor presentation during dinner
    • Corporate name display on table during dinner
    Individual Silver Sponsorship
    • Up to one 8-top table
    • Recognition and listing on Duke Children's Teddy Bear Ball web page
    • Recognition and listing in event program and sponsor presentation during dinner
    • Acknowledgement on display on table 
       
    ~Single Gala Ticket $250~


    Photo Gallery 2013

    Credit: Chris Rief Photography



    Photo Gallery 2012

     Credit: Chris Rief Photography

     Credit: Kimberly Schultz and Lindsay Driver


    Photo Gallery 2011

     Credit: Chris Rief Photography


    Photo Gallery 2010

    previous image
    next image

    1 of 47