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Starlight Ball Gala: A Black-Tie Affair at the JW Marriott

Enjoy some food, fun and entertainment, with added benefit of helping victims of domestic abuse. The Starlight Ball annual black-tie gala will take place at the JW Marriott Saturday, March 9 starting at 6:30 pm.

This annual celebration is sponsored by the The Julian Center, a local organization whose programs and services are designed to reduce domestic violence and support victims of violence, sexual assault, and other life crises.

A VIP reception, Co-Sponsored by ROI Marketing Company, Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Bench Sports Management, will recognize the stature of athletes, coaches, other organizations that support the cause.

Nationally renowned sports and entertainment executive, Max Siegel, will act as the keynote speaker at this year’s event. Siegel has worked in the sports and entertainment industries for over 20 years, and has been a part of the executive team that guided the careers of celebrities like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Usher.

Music will be provided by Henle And The Loops, a progressive rock group with a jazzy side. This 11-piece ensemble does not accept payment for performances, opting instead to donate all funds to charity.Two of the band’s members are physicians specializing in the treatment of kidney disease. Past performances have benefited the the Arthritis Foundation, National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, Friends of Honduran Children and Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund to name just a few.

For 37 years the Center has provided a safe place for victims who are most vulnerable. Other services include advocacy, affordable housing, case management, counseling, education and transitional housing. Through a combination of outreach and consultation the organization seeks to break the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence and reduce its impact on society.

The Julian Center has been recognized by the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative one of 3 best practice models. Acting in cooperation with the Herman & Kittle Property Group, the Julian Center helped get a 71-unit permanent housing facility built in 2010. The facility now provides housing for surviving women and children.

Event Info:

  • JW MARRIOTT, 10 South West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
  • Saturday, March 9, 2013, 6:30 pm – Midnight
  • Tel. 317-941-2200
  • Website

Mike Woods