Butterfly Ball-Thurs.,May29th,2014@Four Seasons Hotel

By Rose Khan+Alvin Wong

The 17th Annual Butterfly Ball, a benefit for the Boost for Kids Foundation, was held on May 29, 2014 at The Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom in Toronto. The evening raised more than $250,000  for Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention. Boost is committed to “eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families. The foundation is a registered charity and provides programs and services to children, youth, and their families in Toronto and surrounding areas” and is “dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth, and their families.”

Suzanne Rogers was Honourary Chair for the 17th Annual Butterfly Ball and the elegant event was hosted by John Tory. Some prominent guests among the 375 in attendance included Suzanne Rogers, Daniela DeGasperis,  Ben Mulroney, and both Vanessa Mulroney and Jennen Phelan who was Chair of the event.

The evening began with a cocktail reception where chic philanthropists mingled and special “keys” were sold for a raffle for a beautiful set of jewelery.  This well attended and intimate social hour was followed by a more formal sit down dinner, live auction and exciting entertainment.

The Butterfly Ball provided a very elegant platform for community members to meet and show their support while raising awareness of the problem of child abuse.