About

 

Overview

The Rose Ball is Greenville’s longest-running charitable event, featuring more than 4,000 roses and raising nearly $4 million to benefit the physical, emotional, educational and cultural needs of our community. Held biennially, the Rose Ball has a reputation of being one of the most beautiful and elegant affairs in the Southeast.

History

In 1971, the Charity Ball Board of Greenville was organized to sponsor a ball for a charitable community benefit. The Rose Ball was the first ball held in Greenville that would solicit public support to benefit charities in the community. The first Rose Ball was held on September 24, 1971 at the Poinsett Club, and proceeds from the event benefitted the newly constructed St. Francis Hospital.

Beginning in 1975, the Charity Ball Board decided that proceeds from the Ball should be distributed throughout the community with the St. Francis Health System receiving half of the proceeds. 

Over the past forty-seven years, the Rose Ball has raised nearly $4 million to benefit the physical, emotional, educational, and cultural needs of our community. The 26th Rose Ball will be held Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Poinsett Club located at 807 East Washington Street in Greenville, South Carolina.

Executive Committee

Mr. Brian Alan Rogers, President
Mr. Carey Daniel Adams (Dan), Vice President
Mrs. Edward Perry Heidtman IV (Leigh), Secretary
Mr. Brandon Michael Robinson, Treasurer
Mrs. Hector McLean III (Kristen), Rose Ball Chairman
Mrs. Don Wayne Cooley (Kimberly), Rose Ball Vice Chairman
Mr. William Andrew Murphy (Will), Benefactors Committee Chairman
Mr. Christopher Daniel Hayes (Chris), Benefactors Committee Vice Chairman
Mrs. Craig Joel Sprague (Gaye), Beneficiaries Committee Chairman
Ms. Courtney Celeste Atkinson (Courtney), Beneficiaries Committee Vice Chair
Mr. David Lee Beard (David), Past President
Mrs. Rodney Leon Grandy III (Linda), Ex-Officio Member

 

Lifetime Honorary Members

Mr. Gordon Lee Cory (Lee)
Mrs. Erving Arthur Dreskin (Jeanet)
Ms. Joyce Batchelor Parks

Members at Large

Mr. Leroy Wilson Brasington III (Wil)
Mrs. David Kay Seaver (Michelle)
Mr. Erik Bryan Whaley (Erik)

Board Members from Rose Ball Committee

Mrs. Matthew Thomas Madden (Kate), Program

Mrs. Charles Andrew Mowlajko (Julia), Program

Mrs. Jeffrey Kenneth Johnson (Michele), Decorations

Mrs. Michael James Redmon (Farrah), Decorations

Mrs. Stephen Clay Daniel (Mallory), Social Media

Ms. Hollis Valaer McKissick (Holly), Publicity

Mrs. David Alan Wilson (Wendy), Past Rose Ball Chairman

Mrs. William Vann Kastler, Jr. (Lesa), Invitation List

Mrs. Andrew Gibson McDonald (Laura), Arrangements

Mrs. Jacob Chapman Mann (Elizabeth), Hospitality

Mrs. Preston Allen Jones, Jr. (Whitney), Invitations

Mrs. Hamilton Earle Russell III (Allison), Seating and Reservations

Other Members of the Rose Ball Committee

 

Mrs. Andrew Ritchie Bullock (Mandy)

Mrs. Thomas Denison Croft, Jr. (Caroline)

Mrs. Mason Anderson Goldsmith, Jr. (Jeannette)

Mrs. Missy Latham

Mrs. Paul Evans Proffitt III (Mell)

Mrs. Caroline Wrigley Schroder

Mrs. Alexander Rollinson Stalvey (Lee)

Mrs. Richard Allen Sturdevant, Jr. (Kate)

Mrs. Mark Mitchell Fullerton (Deborah)

Dr. Kathryn Repass Freedman

Mrs. Steven Clark Brandt (Kennon)

Mrs. Jacob Chapman Mann (Elizabeth)

Mrs James Caldwell Johnston (Mary Claytor)

Mrs. Anthony Trey Morrow (Beth)

Mrs. Graham Hunter Coleman (Jennifer)

Mrs. Gideon Ashley Sellars (Ashley)

Mrs. William Campbell Hammond, jr (Shawn)

Mrs. Donald Rook Stround (Melissa)

Mrs. Andrew Blalock Lominack (Kacee)

Mrs. Norman Bradford Stevens, jr. (Skelly)

 

 

Volunteers

The Rose Ball welcomes volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering your time and energy for this event, please contact Lee Stalvey, Rose Ball Volunteer Coordinator, lstalvey@gmail.com.