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Jupiter Ball 2016

The 2016 Jupiter Ball will be held Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, 7 p.m. to midnight. We are thrilled to host honored guests and the 2015 Chemistry Nobel Laureates, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar. Along with Modrich and Sancar, this year's guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets to this year's Jupiter Ball are on sale now.

Schedule of Events:


Champagne and Cocktail Reception
7:45 p.m. Introduction of Honored Guests
  Presentation of 2016 Jupiter Ball Award
  A Cappella Performances by The Pitchforks of Duke University and Cadence of UNC - Chapel Hill
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 2016 Jupiter Ball Sponsors!


Galaxy Sponsors

UNC Health Care
Duke Health

Supernova Sponsors

Sarah & Paul Casey
Joan Gillings
Brian & Heather Payne
Jennifer & Rocky Smith
Claude & Sarah Snow

Star Sponsors

Steve Butts & Shelley Myott
Florence Peacock

Grand Patron Sponsors

Omar & Grace Bell
Four Corners
Susan Preston Gunn & Dr. Michael Dee Gunn
Richard & Ford Hibbits​
Carol & David Morehead
Paula Noell & Palmer Page
Ben & Beth Steelman
​Nicole & Paul Strebel
​Brigid & Erik Troan

Table Host


Underwriting Sponsors

A Better Image Printing
Chapel Hill Magazine
Durham Magazine
Covington Vodka
Florence Peacock
Mystery Brewing Company
Ponysaurus Brewing
Purple Puddle/Puddle Baby
TOPO Organic Distillery
WCHL 97.9 FM/1360 AM & chapelboro.com


Sarah Casey (chair)
Paula Adams
Grace Bell
Chassity Bobbitt
Constance Bonczek
Chrys Bullard
Susan Gross
Jeff Hill
Deborah Lekan
Heather Payne
Florence Peacock
Adam Phelps
Sarah Preston Gunn
Tammie Elise Lindsey Rodgers
Jennifer Smith
Sarah Snow
Beth Steelman
Nicole Strebel
Paige Zinn

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