Have you ever walked inside a living kaleidoscope? You’ll have the opportunity at Imagination Ball on November 10, 2022!
Supporters and guests of the Please Touch Museum will celebrate the vibrant and ever-changing communities and cultures of the Philadelphia region at Imagination Ball, while raising critically needed funds for free and reduced admissions to the Museum. Proceeds from the gala event will help ensure that all children, regardless of their situation, can take part in the play-filled experiences that will help develop the social, emotional, and academic skills they will need to succeed in school and in life.
Sponsors and ticketholders will experience a taste of grown-up fun as they create their own kaleidoscopes in the Albert M. Greenfield Makerspace, take part in a community art project in the Museum’s Creative Art Studio, and enjoy culinary delights reflecting the diversity of our region. Talented youth musicians from around the city will add to the ambiance and a Pick-Your-Prize Raffle is offering up incredible experiences, including:
- Dinner Party for Ten in your Home by Brûlée Catering Executive Chef – Value: $3,500
- Miami Beachfront 4-day/3-night Getaway with Amenities – Value: $2,660
- Phillies Diamond Club Game Package with Ceremonial 1st Pitch – Value: $1,500
- Rental of PTM’s Historic Carousel House for a Private Event – Value: $3,000
- Rittenhouse Hotel Stay and Luxury Spa Retreat – Value: $1,500
- Magical Stash of Hand-Selected Wine & Spirits – Value: $1,000
Raffle tickets are $100 per ticket or $500 for 6 tickets. The raffle drawing will be held during Imagination Ball and raffle ticket buyers need not be present to win.
Honorees for the 2022 Imagination Ball include: Christine DiBona Lobley, Executive Director, Fred’s Footsteps, receiving PTM’s Children & Families Philanthropy Award. Fred’s Footsteps provides financial relief to families in the Philadelphia region who find themselves in a crisis due to the costs associated with caring for a seriously ill, injured, or disabled child.
Stanford Thompson, Founder and Executive Director, Play On Philly is receiving PTM’s Portia & Otto Sperr Legacy Award which recognizes individuals whose contributions echo the transformative legacy of Please Touch Museum’s founder: Portia Sperr and her husband, Otto. As a Montessori educator, Portia understood the power of play. Play On Philly provides underserved children in Philadelphia a transformative music education experience that develops and inspires the behaviors and personal skills needed for a successful life.
The GIANT Company will receive PTM’s Corporate Philanthropy Award recognizing an outstanding business that values the vital importance of play in the earliest years. These organizations partner with the community and make significant and wholehearted investments in our most prized and precious priority: our children. The GIANT Company has an impressive record of philanthropy in our region through its commitment to Eliminating Hunger, Changing Children’s Lives and Healing Our Planet.
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