Friends Association has announced that A. Marinelli & Sons is the presenting sponsor of this year’s West Chester Charity Ball, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the West Chester Country Club.
It marks the 31st year for the event.
“A Night Under the Stars is an inspiring and fun-filled evening to raise funds for children and their families experiencing housing instability in our community,” said Jennifer Lopez, Executive Director of Friends Association. “Beyond their sponsorship, A. Marinelli & Sons have become family at Friends; they actively demonstrate compassion in action throughout the year. The committee, staff, board of directors, and many generous volunteers have been working hard to create this magical event that allows us to continue to ensure a bright future for Friends Association children and families for years to come.”
In 2018, the Charity Ball’s fundraising efforts helped support 210 children from 92 families, a feat that would not have been possible without the generosity of sponsors and guests of last year’s Charity Ball.
“A. Marinelli & Sons is thrilled for the continued partnership with Friends Association and to share in this long-time event that is both rich with the tradition of Friends Association and uniquely Chester County,” Andrew Marinelli said.
“The lesson our parents taught us is that if you have the ability to help someone you should,” said Anna Marinelli. “We all need to remind ourselves that, as a community, it is really important to look out for one other – you never know what situation you may find yourself in someday.”
Claudia Hutter and Pat Kimmel are serving as the 2019 Co-Chairs of the West Chester Charity Ball Committee.
The proceeds from West Chester Charity Ball, Friends Association’s largest fundraiser, have helped thousands of families during the past three decades. To purchase tickets, sponsorships, or to donate to Friends Association directly, contact Robin Meixner at firstname.lastname@example.org.