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Jupiter Ball 2017

Help make sure every child in North Carolina achieves lift off.

The 2017 Jupiter Ball will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 7 p.m. to midnight and we are proud to be honoring Ann Goodnight, Senior Director of Community Relations, SAS Institute, Inc., for her continued support of STEM education. Tickets for the 2017 Jupiter Ball are sold out but you can check out and bid on our silent auction items!

7:00 p.m. Champagne and cocktail reception
7:45 p.m.

Introduction of honored guests
A Capella performance by Tar Heel Voices
Presentation of the 2017 Jupiter Award

8:45 p.m.

Dinner by Snap Pea Catering
Call to Action

9:30 p.m.

Dancing with The Headliners
Telescope Viewing of the planets and stars

Proceeds from this black-tie gala support Morehead's Jupiter Ball Fund and educational programs, providing need-based scholarships for enriching field trip experiences and outreach visits for schoolchildren across the state. Considering being a sponsor? Contact Adam Phelps, 919-962-7012 or arphelps@unc.edu.

Thank you to our current 2017 Jupiter Ball Sponsors!


Galaxy Sponsors

Supernova Sponsors

Sarah & Paul Casey
Joan Gillings
Brian & Heather Payne
Christy and Joel Shaffer/Hatteras Venture Partners

Star Sponsors

Steve Butts
Florence Peacock

Grand Patron Sponsors

Susan Preston Gunn & Dr. Michael Dee Gunn
Richard & Ford Hibbits​
Carol & David Morehead
Jennifer & Rocky Smith
Ben & Beth Steelman
Dr. ​Brigid & Erik Troan

Underwriting Sponsors

A Better Image Printing
Chapel Hill Magazine
Durham Magazine
Mystery Brewing Company
Ponysaurus Brewing
Purple Puddle/Puddle Baby
Bedlam Vodka
97.9 The Hill WCHL/Chapelboro.com
French Broad Brewing


Sarah Casey (chair)
Paula Adams
Chrys Bullard
Heather Payne
Florence Peacock
Adam Phelps
Susan Preston Gunn
Jennifer Smith
Beth Steelman
Nicole Strebel
Paige Zinn

More Info

Adam Phelps

Assistant Director of Development