This will be an incredible event filled with food, drinks, music and laughter – all to support Mutual Ground. But most importantly we would like to spread the word that domestic violence, sexual violence, and substance use are not always black and white issues in terms of the victim’s feelings and options. There are many shades of gray and Mutual Ground is here to support anyone going through a crisis related to these issues.
It's a Black and White Ball! So, we are asking all of our guests to come dressed in black, white or any shade of gray, including silver!
Even if you are not able to attend our event you can still help support our mission and services. Every person, every donation can make a difference!
We have made it our mission to empower individuals, families, and communities to
eliminate domestic and sexual violence and the harms of substance use through education, awareness, and life-changing services.
From July 2020 to March 2021, we served 112 total residents in our shelter including: 79 adults and 33 children.
From July 2020 to March 2021, our Domestic and Sexual Violence services served 748 adults and 191 children.
From July 2020 to March 2021, our legal advocates helped in the filing of 157 orders of protection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why the Black and White Ball?
We would like to spread the word that domestic violence, sexual violence, and substance use are not always black and white issues in terms of the victim’s feelings or their options. There are many shades of gray involved when dealing with these issues. This event will help Mutual Ground continue to support anyone going through a crisis related to these issues.
The most important question of all...What should I wear?
It's a Black and White Ball! So we are asking all of our guests to come dressed in black, white or any shade of gray, including silver!
Can I buy my ticket at the event?
Unfortunately not, space is limited...we will only be selling 200 tickets and they will sell out fast!
What safety precautions will be in place for COVID-19?
We will be requiring all guests to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to attend this event. Negative test result must be within 72 hours of the event. The use of masks will also be required according to current state guidelines.
What should I expect at the event?
This will be an incredible event filled with food, drinks, and live music from Afternoon Logic! The event will also include silent and live auctions, raffle prizes, a wine pull, and a live painter.
What will be served at the Ball?
Your $150 ticket to our Ball will include an open premium bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, salad, your selection of a plated dinner, and dessert! You will select your dinner choice during checkout from the following options: Parmesan Rubbed Chicken Breast (GF), Blackened Salmon (GF), or Saffron Risotto (Vegan & GF).
How can I bid on silent and live auctions?
During the Ball we will use the Handbid platform for online bidding on silent and live auction items. All registered guests will receive information before the event.
The Black and White Ball Dinner Options
Parmesan Rubbed Chicken Breast - served with roasted garlic sauce, smashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes and grilled asparagus. (GF)
Blackened Salmon - served with Cajun butter, salsa verde polenta & green beans. (GF)
Saffron Risotto - served with ratatouille & fried crispy basil (Vegan & GF)
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You are now registered for the Mutual Ground Black and White Ball!! You will receive an email confirmation shortly. Time to start picking out your black, white, or grey outfit! We look forward to seeing you on October 15, 2021!