The signature fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Carousel Ball brings together more than 800 of the region’s greatest philanthropists, corporate leaders and patient families for an evening of inspirational storytelling and immediate impact on the patients we serve.

Since 1957, the Carousel Ball has accelerated discoveries that have profoundly changed pediatric medicine, transforming the lives of millions of children around the world and building the foundation for tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

The 2019 black-tie event raised a recording breaking $3.5 million for CHOP’s Cardiac Center, where doctors provide world-class care — including performing approximately 600 open-heart procedures a year — and researchers work tirelessly to discover the next breakthrough for children.

Event Co-Chairs

Tim Buckley and Elizabeth Norris
Trisha and Chris Gheysens
Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman

Distinguished Event Honorees

Richard D. Wood Jr. and the Wood Family
Read about our distinguished event honorees.

Event Committee

Sandy and N. Scott Adzick, MD
Shelly and Christopher Beck
Madeline and Louis M. Bell, MD
Liane and Philip Browne
Krista and Reid Buerger
Nancy and David Colman
Karen Cosentino and Don Smolenski
Carol and Jef Corson
Roberta and Carl Dranoff
Lynne and Bill Garbose
Charles and Patricia Genuardi
Carol and Guy Giordano
Amy and Bill Green
Patricia and David Holveck
Laurie and Brad Ingerman
Robin and Joseph Meterchick
Kati and Jonathan Penney
Angelo Perryman
Carrie and Matt Pestronk
Abigail and Jared Prushansky
Heather Ritch Rocks
Christina and John Saler
Kimberly and Kevin Scott
Joseph W. St. Geme III, MD
Jane and Michael Stolper
Andrew F. Susko
Tara and Richard Wood