PIF Ball: new venue, new MC – and lots of 60s glamour
The Property Industry Foundation’s (PIF) Annual Charity Ball
in Sydney is well known in the industry for its outlandish theming, a brilliant
setting to network and of course raising money to build homes for homeless
youth. The event on 26 July, sponsored by Ganellen, will have all of that – and
a great new location!
This year PIF are heading back in time with a glamourous
theme based on Truman Capote’s infamous New York Black and White Ball of the
1960s. At the height of his fame, the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s
invited 540 of his “closest friends” to this lavish event.
The Ball is moving to the Grand Ballroom at the swish
International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour.
PIF CEO Kate Mills says it was time reinvigorate the event
and do more of what people love.
“We wanted to give it the glamour that the ICC has - and the
central location,” she said. “But not forgetting the PIF Charity Ball is one of
the few premier themed events around – and PIF does it to a crazy level.”
Leading the fun and top-class entertainment will be comedian
and TV personality Gretel Killeen as MC, encouraging property and construction
leaders to part with their cash for a great cause in auctions and raffles.
PIF’s goal between 2017 – 2021 is to build 125 bedrooms for
homeless young people. So far, the organisation has completed 56 bedrooms with
36 in development. The fundraising target for the Ball is to raise $250,000 to
build more of those bedrooms.
Over 45 leading organisations have already booked their
table at the Ball with the premium Diamond and Black tables already being
snapped up. The final white tables remain, and Kate Mills encourages you to
book if you haven’t already done so.
“Don’t miss out, this is the industry event of the year,”
she said. “It’s also an opportunity to show your generosity among your
colleagues for this crucial cause.”
The Ball is expected to attract over 500 people and will
offer attendees top class food and drinks, fun entertainment and fundraising
through a Golden Raffle and both Live and Silent Auctions.
This year’s Golden Raffle prize is a magnificent Maldives
holiday for two (including flights) with tickets limited to just 500. All
profits from the Ball, auction prizes and raffle will go directly into the PIF
House program to build homes for homeless youth. Current projects underway in
Sydney include PIF Houses in Macarthur Heights, Toongabbie and Kingsford.
Make sure you’re there! Click here to book.