Friday, October 13, 2017  •  5:30pm  •  Hilton Garden Inn



Make Friday, October 13th One Lucky Night - for you and the animals!

Come to The Fur Ball! The Fur Ball is a fun and interactive evening gala that features silent and live auctions, a raffle, and a lovely plated dinner, all to support homeless animals.  Dress up and come try your luck at winning fabulous baskets, cool trips, and more!

Evening Schedule

5:30pm   Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, featuring a robust silent auction

7pm   Dinner (Choice of meat, vegan, or vegetarian entree)   

8pm Trip Raffle Drawing, Live Auction, & The Champaign Jewelers $5000 Jewelry Raffle   

Emcees: TBD    

Auctioneer: TBD


Special thanks to Fur Ball Co-Chairs  Danielle Bender & Nancy Goglia, and the fabulous Fur Ball Committee!


Tickets are available for purchase online or by phone. You may also order

your tickets via mail using the reservation form provided below.
Prices: $90 by mail or phone and $94 online.






We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their generous support of Fur Ball 2017, as well as their continued support to end pet homelessness in our community! 


Platinum Paw Sponsors

       Shelby and Jack Stifle


Gold Paw Sponsors

      Harrington and Tock, LLC    

Silver Paw

A to Z Painting   |   Krystal Fitzpatrick   |   Trophy Time


 Bronze Paw  Friendly Paw  Special Thanks
  Bank Champaign   Angel Paws Pet Sitting     
  Bender Mattress Factory   Chambana Roofing     
  Chris’ Water Gardens   Reynold’s Towing  
  Cozad Asset Management Kitchen-Bath & Cabinet  
  Fox Stable Friesians   TRL Management     
 Cozad Asset Management
  Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire
Realty and Allied Capital Title
 Hill Animal Care  Becknell Industrial
  Paws & Remember  Thomas Jane Properties
   Triptych Brewing  Kellie Wolking-Kaefring
   UpClose Printing and Marketing  George Payton
  Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates, LLC    
 Patrick & Natalie Harrington
Imperial Concrete

Will you help the animals by sponsoring the Fur Ball?



Trip Raffle

What is it? Our Trip Raffle is your 1 in 100 chance to win an amazing vacation package! Only 100 raffle tickets are sold, and the winner of the raffle gets to choose between several amazing destination packages. The winning ticket will be drawn during the live auction at the Fur Ball, and ticket holders need not be present to win.

Available destinations and package details will be posted by August 1, 2017Meanwhile...Take a look last year's packages:


2016 Choice #1: Puntacana Resort & Club

The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is ideally located in the Playa Blanca area of the impressive 15,000-acre Puntacana Resort and offers shuttle service throughout the resort and club area. The trip includes a 4-night stay in a traditional king or queen room at The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, and round trip airfare for two.


2016 Choice #2: Fairmont Chateau Whistler


Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, this majestic chateau- style hotel offers luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, and a full-service spa.This top-rated ski resort offers some of the finest skiing in North America. The trip includes 3 nights at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, round trip airfare for 2, breakfast each morning, and $500 in Fairmont Gift Cards - which can be used towards lift tickets for skiing or snowboarding at Whistler and Blackcomb Ski Resorts.


2016 Choice #3: San Francisco & Sonoma Escape

Enjoy winery tours and tastings in Sonoma Valley. Beau Wine Tours is the premier wine tour service in Napa and Sonoma counties, with expert drivers who can make customized winery recommendations based on your taste and interest. The trip includes a private tour & tasting at Benziger Family Winery & Tasting at Chateau St. Jean, 6 hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service, 4 nights total at Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (2 nights at each hotel), and round trip airfare for two.

2016 Choice #4: Monterey Golf Experience

Enjoy a top of the line golf trip at the Del Monte Golf Course in Pebble Beach, CA. This destination resort is nestled in 22 acres of soaring Monterey Pines, offering guests close proximity to downtown Monterey and easy access to some of the Peninsula’s most well-known attractions. The trip includes a round of golf for two (including a golf cart), 3 nights at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, and round trip airfare for two.

Jewelry Raffle

Play for a chance to win one of four beautiful items of jewelry generously donated by Champaign Jewelers.

Tickets are $25 each, or you can purchase 5 tickets for $100.

Sneak Peek coming September 1!

 Live Auction

We’re currently collecting donations for our Live Auction.

Sneak Peek coming September 1! 

Would you like to DONATE an item? Please contact Danielle Bender.





Do you have items you would like to donate?

Use this form: auction donation form to provide us all the details.

We are accepting Silent and Live Auction donations until August 11.





Our events would not be nearly as fabulous without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer for Fur Ball, please contact Amanda to get involved!