The Big Bad Ball Announces 2011 Co-Chairs and Planning Committee

Top Quote The Capital City Club's Young Executives announces the 2011 planning committee for the tenth annual Big Bad Ball. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) April 15, 2011 - The Big Bad Ball, an annual black tie fundraiser presented by The Capital City Club's Young Executives, announces the 2011 planning committee. The tenth annual gala, which benefits Hospice of Wake County, will be held Saturday, October 1st from 7p.m. - 1a.m. at the Capital City Club in Raleigh.

    "The Big Bad Ball is always one of the highlights of our fundraising year, but this year's event is extra special since 2011 marks our 10th anniversary. We at Hospice of Wake County are most appreciative of all the volunteers who have been involved with the event over the years and to all who have attended," said Michael Blanchard, Vice President of Development for Hospice of Wake County. "Their efforts and support have helped make hospice care possible for hundreds of patients who otherwise might have been denied much-needed services at the end of life."

    Blanchard further noted that the thanks come not only from the staff of hospice but also from the family members of our patients. The husband of one patient recently wrote, "All the hospice team should be thanked for the marvelous help and support given to me, my wife and our family. Everyone was professional, caring, informative and patient. I cannot thank them enough for getting all of us through this ordeal."

    Committee Chairs and Managers:
    Brad Barbour, Accountants One , 2011 Big Bad Ball Co-Chair
    Courtney Harris, Synergy Commercial Advisors, 2011 Big Bad Ball Co-Chair
    Carrie Cline, Ward & Smith, PA, Silent Auction Co-Chair
    Meredith Barbour, BB&T, Silent Auction Co-Chair

    Ryan Donnelly, EBNER Financial, Sponsorship Chair
    Martin Brossman, Martin Brossman & Associates, Social Media Manager
    Whitney Hill, Carolina Web Consultants, Website Development and Hosting
    Nancy Bono, Media Partners, Inc., Marketing
    Sal Conino, Media Partners, Inc., Marketing
    Emily Canaday, Media Partners, Inc., Public Relations Manager

    General Planning Committee:

    Karl R. Swink, Capital City Club
    John Walls, Capital City Club
    Nancy Buyting, Hospice of Wake County
    Mike Blanchard, Hospice of Wake County
    Kelly Hughes, Hospice of Wake County
    Claire Brown, Fink's Jewelers
    Laura Pittman, Fink's Jewelers
    Carlos Colmenero, Fink's Jewelers
    Kate Maloney, Fink's Jewelers
    Joey White, Fink's Jewelers
    Laura Pittman, Fink's Jewelers
    James Carroll, Wells Fargo Advisors
    April Mills, Dixon-Hughes
    Diane Dennis
    Tamara Wess, Kisco Senior Living
    Heather Denny, McDonald York
    Ginny Allen, Esq., Williams Mullen
    Steven Nelson, Keller Williams North Raleigh
    Dan Marquardt, The Marquardt Group
    Justin Burleson, Fonville Morisey

    About the Big Bad Ball
    Presented by The Capital City Club's Young Executives, the Big Bad Ball is an annual black tie gala benefitting Hospice of Wake County. The 10th anniversary fundraiser will features live music, a silent auction, door prizes, and a $10,000 raffle. Each year, the event raises upwards of $100k to support Hospice's indigent fund, which provides necessary end-of-life care for terminally ill patients and their families.

    About Hospice of Wake County
    Your community hospice since 1979, Hospice of Wake County provides physical, emotional and spiritual care to those living with advanced illness, their caregivers and those who have lost a loved one regardless of age, race, religion or financial circumstances. Service areas include Wake, Johnston, Franklin, Durham and Harnett counties. Guided by community-based boards of directors and supported by a dedicated professional staff, the goal of Hospice of Wake County is to provide compassionate hospice care that allows patients to enjoy every moment of their lives to the fullest. For more information call 919-828-0890 or visit

    About Media Partners, Inc. (MPI)
    Founded in 2000, Media Partners, Inc. is a media marketing agency offering mindful strategies, results-based creative and smart media solutions. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, MPI is a media company that understands marketing, not a marketing company that tries to understand media. To learn more about MPI and mindfulmediamarketing, visit or call (919) 781-0433.

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