Reynolda’s Centennial Ball
Saturday, October 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. 
Cocktails, Dinner & Dancing
Black Tie
Valet Parking

Front Lawn, Reynolda House Museum of American Art 
2250 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Questions? Check out our FAQ below!

 

PRESENTING SPONSORS

 

MAJOR SPONSOR
Reynolds American Corporation

 

LEAD SPONSORS
BB&T
First Tennessee Bank
Flow Automotive Companies
Salem Electric Company
Wells Fargo
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Mona & Wallace Wu

 

DECADE SPONSORS  
Anne Cannon Reynolds Family & Friends Reynolds Homestead/Virginia Tech Foundation
Lassiter Family Richard S. Reynolds Foundation
Lybrook Family Smith Family
Millhouse Family Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation
Mountcastle Family Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Randolph N. Reynolds Foundation  
Reynolds/Bagley Family  

 

CELEBRATION PARTNERS  

Arbor Investment Advisor

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP

Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Brown

Joseph P. Logan

Shelby and Lee Chaden

Cathleen and Ray McKinney

HanesBrands

Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem

Bev and Jerome Jennings

Sutton Family Foundation

Richard Jenrette

Janie and J.D. Wilson

 

CENTENNIAL BALL COMMITTEE  
Susan Conger (co-chair) Cathleen McKinney
John Davis (co-chair) Ray McKinney
Mary Louise Burress Nancy Pleasants
Sue Henderson Gray Smith
John Hoemann Mary Craig Tennille
Bev Jennings Ginny Thomas
Melinda McConnell  

 

UNDERWRITING SUBCOMMITTEE  
Bev Jennings (co-chair) Ed Pleasants
Ray McKinney (co-chair) Charlie Sutton
Lee Chaden Vernon Winters

 

DÉCOR SUBCOMMITTEE  
Ginny Thomas (chair) Sherrie Fain
Suzy Brown Mary Ratcliff
Sally Corpening Phyllis Sheffield
Susan Elster Sissy Whittington

 

FOOD AND WINE SUBCOMMITTEE  
Sue Henderson (co-chair) Susan Conger
John Hoemann (co-chair) Doug Henderson
Patty Brown  

 

ENTERTAINMENT SUBCOMMITTEE  
Melinda McConnell (co-chair)  
Sue Henderson (co-chair)  
   
PROTOCOL SUBCOMMITTEE  
Cathleen McKinney (chair) Tog Newman
Louise Bazemore Stella Surratt
Susan Little  

 

FAQ

Answers to your questions!

 

 

Why is Reynolda hosting a Ball?
You only turn 100 once! This year is a special one for Reynolda; it marks the centennial of Reynolda House and the Reynolda Estate. The Ball will be a fitting celebration of this milestone anniversary and provide essential support for the Museum leading into its second century. Proceeds of the Ball will fund a $250,000 contribution to the Museum’s endowment. Your attendance at the party of the century isn’t just creating a memorable night; it’s creating a better future for Reynolda.

 

I’ve been invited as a guest, how else can I celebrate the centennial?
Consider becoming a member of Reynolda (if you are not already). Our membership is the first to know about upcoming exhibitions and events and provides important, unrestricted funds for the Museum each year. 


 
Where will the event take place?
Reynolda’s Centennial Ball will take place under large tents on the front lawn of Reynolda.  

 

Wow, a tent! Will we be walking on the grass? I am worried about my shoes!
The tent and covered walkways are floored, so you may wear your most fabulous shoes without worry. 

 

Where should I park?
We are pleased to offer valet parking; simply follow the signs from Reynolda’s entrance to the complimentary valet station.  You’ll enter Reynolda at our main entrance at 2250 Reynolda Road. Self-parking will not be available. 

 

Will there be a designated rideshare service drop-off point? 
Yes - we encourage guests to use taxis and car services like UBER and Lyft. The car service drop off point will be the same as the complimentary valet. Instruct your drive to follow the other cars into the Valet tent, where they will drop you off and then continue off property. 


What are people wearing?  
The attire is formal black tie. Many guests will wear floor-length gowns and tuxedos. (You only turn 100 once!)

 

Can I take pictures during the event? 
Yes! Sharing your evening on social media is encouraged. Just use the hashtag #reynolda100. The night will also be captured by New York-based photographer Parris Whittingham. In 2017, he was named a top cultural influencer in Brooklyn, and on the night of the seventh, his lens will be focused on Reynolda. 

 

Can you accommodate special dietary needs or other requests?
Of course. To ensure a seamless evening, please share any special requests with our event planning team as soon as possible. For your and your guest’s planning purposes, the dinner’s main course includes red meat. Email development@reynoldahouse.org with any special needs—dietary or otherwise—for the evening prior to Friday, September 22

 

What can I expect at the event? 
We’ll begin with cocktails in a crystal tent on the front lawn, followed by a seated dinner. Following dinner,  hear from Reynolda House Executive Director Allison Perkins, Reynolda House Founding President Barbara Babcock Millhouse, and a few special guests, then continue the evening with dancing. 


Dancing?!
Absolutely! All guests are invited to dance to music through the decades of Reynolda’s first 100 years. Following dinner, we will return to the crystal cocktail tent and dance under the stars to live music from Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters


Will we get to see Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern that evening?
Alas, the Museum will be closed on the evening of the ball. To reserve tickets to return to see our blockbuster centennial exhibition, visit reynoldahouse.org. (You definitely don’t want to miss it!)


If I have questions or need assistance during the evening, will Reynolda Staff be available?
Yes, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way possible. Reynolda Staff and volunteers will be available throughout the evening and can be identified by their nametags.

 

Is there assigned seating?
Yes, all seating is assigned. If your plans change for the evening, please contact us at development@reynoldahouse.org.  When you arrive, you’ll find an escort card that will lead you to your table with a seat saved just for you. Ushers will direct you to your table.

 

Where do I put my coat and bag while dancing? 
Leave the baggage behind and hit the dance floor! You can leave your coat and purse at coat check in the Valet tent, or on your chair in the dining tent while dancing through the decades in the cocktail tent. Coat check will remain open in the Valet tent until 11:30 p.m. 

 

When will the event conclude? 
We know, we don’t want it to end, either! But, we will ask that guests plan to leave by 11:30 p.m. 

 

My question wasn’t answered. Who can I contact? 
Contact Stephan Dragisic, Reynolda’s Director of Development, 336.758.5595 or dragissm@reynoldahouse.org.