54th Annual Turquoise Ball at the High Country Conference Center
“Flagstaff’s Premier Event”
Benefiting Flagstaff Medical Center's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The History of the Turquoise Ball
The Turquoise Ball started out fifty-one years ago with a mission to become “The Outstanding Social Event of the Northern Arizona Winter Social Season” We have far exceeded this goal, growing this event from a dance held at the Flagstaff National Guard Armory to a spectacular formal evening with cocktails, dinner and dancing for over 500 attendees.
The original 1961 Ball raised funds to help complete the $400,000 expansion that Flagstaff Community Hospital (now FMC) was undergoing. Over the years, monies raised annually have gone to help different areas of the hospital that were identified to be in need. In 2008, the Development Department at Flagstaff Medical Center started a “Turquoise Ball Endowment Fund”. This was to insure that all dollars raised are held in perpetuity, making it possible to provide financial support over the long term.
This event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and continues to grow. We enjoy enormous community support, with many of Flagstaff’s prominent businessmen and physicians attending each year. This year’s Ball takes place on the first Saturday of December and is the standard for “kicking off” the holiday season. This well attended event takes place at Flagstaff’s High Country Conference Center.
This year's White Winter Wonderland evening begins with a champagne reception and complimentary professional photographs by Openshaw Photography being offered for each couple followed by dinner and dancing. All proceeds benefit FMC's Pediatrics and Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit.
For more information, contact the NAH Foundation Special Events office at (877) 527-5291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.