Charity Ball Board of Greenville Announces 2017 Rose Ball Beneficiaries

The Charity Ball Board of Greenville has unanimously selected the beneficiaries for the 2017 Rose Ball. The 24th Rose Ball will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Poinsett Club. The theme for this year’s event is The Palette of the Rose.

Following the Ball’s 46-year tradition, fifty percent of the proceeds of the Rose Ball will benefit Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital. Bon Secours St. Francis will direc
t these funds toward the development of its Downtown Chest Pain Center. The remaining 50 percent of the proceeds of the 2017 Rose Ball will be divided among the following local, non-profit organizations:

  • Artisphere
  • Cancer Society of Greenville County
  • Cancer Survivors Park
  • Clement’s Kindness
  • Camperdown Academy
  • Communities in Schools
  • Greenville Health System
  • Greenville Literacy Association
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Meyer Center for Special Children
  • Miracle Hill Ministries
  • Project HOPE
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • South Carolina Children’s Theater



“The Rose Ball is one of Greenville’s most elegant and sophisticated events, but at its heart, it’s about giving back in big ways that create positive change in our community,” said Jennifer Haley, who serves as 2017 Rose Ball chairman and Charity Ball Board of Greenville member. “This year’s ball is on track to raise a record amount for our beneficiaries, and that is a direct reflection of the commitment of our volunteers and many, many corporate and individual donors who give so generously.”

The 2017 Rose Ball beneficiaries were selected from 50 prequalified agencies in Greenville County. The Charity Ball Board of Greenville’s Beneficiaries Committee, led by chair Mrs. Don Wayne Cooley (Kimberly) and vice-chair Mrs. Francis Douglas Pinckney Evans (Pam), reviewed each application, conducted site visits, and ultimately presented a slate for recommendation to the Charity Ball Board this spring.

“Since the inception of the Rose Ball in 1971, over $3.3 million has been distributed to local organizations in Greenville County. We are humbled by the work of the wonderful agencies who serve the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Kimberly Cooley, chair of the 2017 Beneficiaries Committee.

The Rose Ball is Greenville’s longest-running charitable community event, featuring more than 4,000 roses and providing funding for many Greenville charitable organizations biennially.

For more information on the Rose Ball or to request an invitation to attend this year’s Ball on September 15, visit

About The Rose Ball

Known as “The Grandest Ball of Them All,” The Rose Ball is Greenville’s longest-running charitable community event, celebrated biennially and featuring more than 4,000 roses. Since its inception in 1971, The Rose Ball has provided more than $3.3 million in funding to benefit the physical, emotional, and cultural needs of the people of Greenville. Over the past 45 years, The Rose Ball has established a reputation of being one of the most beautiful, elegant affairs in the Southeast. The 24th Rose Ball will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Poinsett Club. For more information about or to reserve tickets for the 2017 Rose Ball, visit

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