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The Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation hosts the annual Turquoise Ball to raise funds for community healthcare programs. The 2019 event will support nurses and nursing programs.

This year’s event theme is Serengeti Sunset, highlighting the landscapes and iconic colors of the region, as well as the animals and people that live there. Guests are encouraged to dress in a themed formal attire, or black tie apparel.

Location
High Country Conference Center
201 W Butler Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Free Parking is available at the Conference Center

Complimentary Coat Check is provided

6 PM Check-In & Champagne Reception
Complimentary Photos | Entertainment | Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Silent Auction & Car Raffle Sales

6:45 PM Program & Dinner Begin
Live Auction & Paddle Raise | Surf & Turf Dinner | Dancing & Entertainment
Philanthropist of the Year | Volunteer of the Year | Car Raffle Winner
Silent Auction Redemption


tickets


 

contact

Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation - Special Events
Phone: 877-527-5291
Email: heather.ainardi@nahealth.com


frequently asked questions

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (OR JUST FUN TO ANSWER)

What should I wear?
The Turquoise Ball dress code is black tie and formal gown. However you are welcome to dress to each year’s theme. For “Serengeti Sunset” think of amazing sunset colors and formal animal print. We’ll have more inspirational photos for you soon.

I don’t know much about the Serengeti? Where can I find more information?
The Serengeti is a geographical region in Africa, located in northern Tanzania.
- Wikipedia
- About the Maasai people

How and when did the Turquoise Ball begin?
The first Turquoise Ball was held in 1961, organized by the Hospital Auxiliary as a fundraiser for the Flagstaff Community Hospital. In its first year the event raised $2,200. The gala receives its name from the turquoise uniforms that the Auxiliary and Candy Stripers would wear.

Who is this year’s Turquoise Ball beneficiary?
Nurses and nursing programs of Northern Arizona Healthcare. Funds have not been earmarked for a specific project, but are to be allocated as used to support nurses.

I can’t attend but want to support. How can I donate?
We’re sad that you can’t make it to the event, but appreciate the support. Click HERE to donate to nurses through the Turquoise Ball.

I’d like to volunteer. Who should I contact to schedule time?
Wow - you’re amazing. Please email Megan Roach to schedule a shift.
megan.roach@nahealth.com

What percentage of revenues go toward the beneficiary?
The Foundation’s mission is to support community healthcare and we strive to do that as effectively as possible. 85% of event revenues go directly to the beneficiary of each of our fundraising events.

How much of my donation is tax deductible?
As with any donation, please work with your tax adviser for guidance on this. For each individual ticket, $75 is tax deductible. For tables of eight, the fair market value of goods and services in connection with the sponsorship is $700.
Generally any live auction or box office items are “bought” at a reduced rate, so purchase is not tax deductible.
Funds donated during the paddle raise are fully deductible.

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What is included in the price of a ticket?
A lot! The evening begins with a champagne reception and passed hors d’oeuvres. While enjoying these you can get a professional photo taken by Sean Openshaw Photography which will be mailed to you after the event (also free).
A surf & turf dinner and theme dessert can be enjoyed while listening to live entertainment. Each sponsored table includes a complimentary bottle of white and red wine.
Don’t forget to take your wine and champagne glass with you - we won’t stop you at the door.

Really, I just wanted to know if cocktails are included….
There is complimentary champagne as you arrive and two bottles of wine at each sponsored table. If you prefer a different libation or you’re really just a beer person, cash bars are located throughout the event.

I have dietary restrictions - what is the meal?
We want your stomach to be as happy and full as your heart by the end of the evening, so please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions prior to the event. There is a meat and fish option, as well as a vegetarian dish. We’ll do our best to note gluten free options on the menu.

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I can’t live without the centerpiece. Can I have it?
In order to keep the cost of events down, we reuse quite a bit of our decorations and appreciate it if these don’t walk out. However, a lot of time went into them and we know why you want it. So if one ends up in your satchel, please make a donation on your way out the door.

How do you decide on a theme each year?
Luck - do you have any ideas?
Actually there is a Turquoise Ball Advisory Committee that helps with event decisions. We bounce ideas off of them each year.

What are the Live Auction items this year?
We’ll let you know as soon as we know…….
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE a live auction or silent auction item? Email monika.marfechuk@nahealth.com

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Thanks to our amazing Sponsors

Title Sponsor of the 59th annual turquoise ball

 
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Reception Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

reception sponsor

 
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VIP TABles

 
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premier tables

 
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Preferred Tables

Corgan, Inc.
Kaufman Hall
Kinney Construction Services, Inc.


 

SPONSORship Opportunities

special thanks to the 2019 Presenting Sponsor

 

The 2019 Turquoise Ball will raise funds to support nurses throughout the Northern Arizona Healthcare system. Join us in celebrating those that give so much of themselves to care for others. We would like your organization to consider collaborating with the Foundation as a Turquoise Ball sponsor.

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available sponsorships

 

WINE SPONSORSHIP | $7,500 (Exclusive)
- VIP table seating for 8 guests (1 table)
- Logo on wine glasses provided to all attendees
- Corporate recognition in the event program
- Logo hyperlink on event website & social media
- Inclusion on event signage
- Extended time in sponsor footage during event
- Company plaque/gift recognizing your valued contribution

AUDIO/VISUAL SPONSORSHIP | $6,000 (Exclusive)
- VIP table seating for 8 guests (1 table)
- Corporate recognition in the event program
- Logo hyperlink on event website & social media
- :15 ad played during event (provided by sponsor)
- Extended time in sponsor footage during event
- Company plaque/gift recognizing your valued contribution

 

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSORSHIP | $6,500 (Exclusive)
- VIP table seating for 8 guests (1 table)
- Corporate recognition in the event program
- Logo hyperlink on event website & social media
- Recognition on print photos mailed to attendees
- Extended time in sponsor footage during event
- Company plaque/gift recognizing your valued contribution

DANCE SPONSORSHIP | $6,000 (Exclusive)
- VIP table seating for 8 guests (1 table)
- Corporate recognition in the event program
- Logo hyperlink on event website & social media
- Recognition printed on event dance floor
- Extended time in sponsor footage during event
- Company plaque/gift recognizing your valued contribution

 

DECOR SPONSOR | $6,000 (Exclusive)
- Premier table seating for 8 guests (1 table)
- Recognition in the event program for decoration support
- Logo hyperlink on event website & social media
- Logo inclusion at each event dining table
- Included in sponsor footage during event
- Company plaque/gift recognizing your valued contribution

TABLE SPONSORSHIPS
VIP | $5,000 PREMIER | $2,500 PREFERRED | $1,500

- Seating for 8 guests with logo displayed
- VIP Table: Best table location, gift for each attendee, & logo hyperlink on website
- Premier: Enhanced table location & logo inclusion on website
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Corporate recognition in the event program
- Included in sponsor footage during event
- Company plaque/gift recognizing your valued contribution

To become a sponsor

Email Heather Ainardi or Megan Roach or call: 877-527-5291

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