Evening Schedule Tickets
Raffles and Auction

Friday, October 5, 2018  •  5:30pm

I Hotel and Conference Center

Make Friday, October 5th A Night to Remember - 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, an exquisite jewelry raffle, and a delicious plated dinner, all to support homeless animals in our area.  Dress up and come try your luck at winning fabulous jewelry, cool trips, and more!

Evening Schedule

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

7pm   Dinner choice of: 

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cippolini, Dried Cranberries & a Port Demi-Glace with Mashed Red Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus, or
Chicken Chasseur with Tarragon, Mushrooms, Tomato, Garlic & White Wine Sauce with Mashed Red Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus, or Grilled Vegetable Tower with Vegetable Couscous and Sweet Saba Balsamic Vinegar  (Vegetarian and Vegan) 

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

Bidding instructions can be found here!

Emcee: Jennifer Roscoe, WCIA TV-3   

Auctioneer: John Rawdin, SFR Realtor


Special thanks to our Fur Ball Chair, Danielle Bender, and the fabulous Fur Ball Committee including Alexis Cain, Ashley Morgan, Colby Knapp, Jen Hardesty, Kaitlynn Ondreja, Kristen Sackley, Nancy Goglia, Peggy Ball, and Teresa Schurg!


We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their generous support of Fur Ball 2018 and their continued support to end pet homelessness in our community! 

Presenting Paw Sponsors

Shelby and Jack Stifle  


Platinum Paw Sponsors 




Gold Paw Sponsors  


Harrington and Tock, LLC

Gold Paw E-Plus Sponsors


Silver Paw Sponsors


Bender Mattress Factory

Anita & Stu Broeren

Chris' Water Gardens

Cozad Asset Management Inc

Andrew & Patrick Hartman 

Mike Williams Inc

Napleton's Auto Park

Paws & Remember

Prospect Bank

John Rawdin, Auctioneer  

 Restoring Balance Massage Therapy & Yoga

Sponsored In Memory of Wilson Harrington

Starcrest Cleaners

Thomas Jane Properties LLC

Tori Beach Videography

Trophy Time, Inc
UpClose Marketing & Printing  


Friends of the Fur Ball


Automotive Paint Pros

Beaumont Vet Clinic

Cousin's Dog Biscuit Company 

Edward Jones

The Kitchen-Bath & Cabinet Company

Mr. Handymaster LLC

Pia's Sports Bar & Grill 

Reynold's Towing Service

TRL Management

Two Men and a Truck

 Will you help the homeless animals by becoming a sponsor?


Trip Raffle


What is it? Our Trip Raffle is your 1-in-100 chance to win an amazing vacaton package! Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold, and the winner of the raffle gets to choose between four amazing destination packages.

When is the winning ticket drawn? At the Fur Ball on Friday evening, October 5, at the I Hotel & Conference Center.

Do I need to be at Fur Ball to claim my prize? Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Do you think these vacations are too short, or you want to invite friends? Don't worry, if you win, you can upgrade your package for more people and/or more nights. Additional costs will be incurred by the winner and not the Champaign County Humane Society.

Click here for a downloadable brochure of all 4 trips!

                                                                                               Buy your tickets here.



Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia 

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room including daily breakfast for two at this prestigious member of Conde Nast's Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine. This property is located 75 miles from Vancouver. If you're looking for breathtaking scenery and you appreciate impeccable service, innovative cuisine and luxurious accommodations, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is your very own piece of heaven on earth. Summer or winter, business or pleasure, Whistler is the place to be. Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, you'll discover a majestic chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, a full-service spa, The Spa at Chateau Whistler and the award winning Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Wonderful experiences await you at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, located in one of North America's best-rated ski and golf resorts.

This trip includes: Round trip airfare for 2,  3 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, daily breakfast for 2, and $500 in Fairmont gift cards that can be used towards the purchase of lift tickets for Whistler and Blackcomb Ski Resorts.



Cancun Paradise Vacation

Visitors seeking a relaxing beach vacation will delight in Cancun’s unparalleled tropical beauty. Most famous for its long white sandy beaches, stunning turquoise waters and vibrant nightlife, Cancun also boasts a rich history and breathtaking archaeological sites. Explore ancient Mayan ruins, traditional Mexican villages, and impressive eco-parks. Enjoy a range of activities including championship golf and water sports.


This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 5 nights at the Westin Resort & Spa Cancun, and daily breakfast for 2


Disney World Adventure

Enjoy a 4-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress located less than a mile from Walt Disney World! This family-friendly, luxury resort has scheduled shuttle service to area theme parks, outdoor gardens, a legendary lagoon-style pool, twelve tennis courts and 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf. With this package you will also receive $525 in Disney Gift Cards redeemable toward admission, food, or souvenirs at the park.

This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 4 nights at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and $535 in Disney gift cards.



Napa Valley Backroads & Railways 

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room including daily continental breakfast for two. Lavish guestrooms include features such as plush beds, marble baths, and plasma TVs. Located at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the Carneros region near where Napa and Sonoma meet, the Meritage Resort and Spa is situated on an eleven-acre private vineyard and offers an experience like no other for wine enthusiasts. The resort opened an immense cave of 20,000 square feet in Spring 2007, carved in the hillside under Napa's famous Grape Crusher statue. The Estate Wine Cave features wine country's only underground full service Spa Terra, the Trinitas Tasting Room, and the Entertainment Cave available for private dinners and weddings; all built underground with artisan stone, tile, and woodwork. The Meritage Bar features regional wine selections and signature cocktails in a setting of rich, polished wood and romantic lighting.


This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 3 nights in the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, 3 hour gourmet dinner for 2 on the Napa Valley Wine Train, and 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service.

Jewelry Raffle 

What is it? Your chance at winning one of four fabulous pieces of jewelry totaling $5000!

How can you buy tickets? You can go here to buy Jewelry Raffle tickets. Please note that winners need to be present at The Fur Ball to win these items.You can also purchase your jewelry raffle tickets at The Fur Ball. 


How much are raffle tickets? They are 1 for $25 or 5 for $100


                                                                       Here is a little about the four fabulous items!...

Silver Bracelet

Waxing poetic "Blessings" Bracelet - Bangle-style in Sterling Silver and Brass

Value: $198

Men's Citizen Eco Drive Watch

Fresh design, contemporary styling and clean details are a few of the mainstays of the brand new Drive from Citizen collection. This CTO timepiece will keep you going for years to come with Eco-Drive technology. Imagine a watch powered by the light around you, never needing to change the battery. Featured here in a stainless steel case, classic silver-tone Milanese mesh bracelet, ocean blue dial and silver-tone accents.


Value: $225


Diamond Drop Earrings

14-Karat White Gold Pave Set Pear Drop Earrings with 106 = 0.51Tw G/H Si1 Diamonds         


Value: $2000


Suite of Tanzanite Jewelry

14k white gold ring with 0.75ct Pear Shape Tanzanite and 0.08ct total weight diamonds. 
14k white gold earrings with 0.80ct total weight Pear Shape Tanzanite and 0.08ct total weight diamonds. 
14k white gold pendant necklace with 0.75ct Pear Shape Tanzanite

and 0.04ct total weight diamonds with an 18-inch chain



 Live Auction 

Check out what's up for bid in our live auction today! 

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 September 4th. 



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 Rebecca at rebecca@cuhumane.org to get involved!