2016 Evergreen Ball

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The Evergreen Ball is first and foremost a celebration– a celebration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the long history of its support and preservation by the people of this region. The Evergreen Ball is also a celebration of generosity – many individuals and businesses contribute their time and their resources to make this evening special each year. Over the event’s thirteen year history, it has raised nearly $4 million to support education, conservation, historic preservation, and wildlife protection programs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is an evening of elegance and enjoyment for the patrons, and an evening of importance for the Park.

Events are not only fundraisers, they are also friend-makers; many of our most loyal donors first came to know our organization through attending a Friends event. It is gratifying to have patrons evolve from attendees to benefactors, and progress from purchasing tickets to sponsoring tables or major auction items.

Thank you to our 2016 Evergreen Ball Balsam Level sponsors:

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2015 Evergreen Ball


Thank you for a record-breaking 2015 Evergreen Ball!

Thanks to your outstanding support, Friends of the Smokies raised more than $525,000 in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including $29,000 for the Parks As Classrooms education program!

Very special thanks to our amazing Evergreen Ball committee, dedicated volunteers, generous donors and sponsors, Cherokee Country Club, Whisper CreekBoogertown Gap, The Chillbillies, special guest Jack Maxwell from Booze Traveler!

This incredible evening would not have been possible without your generous and loyal support. We hope you had a blast!


We will be back next year for even more elegance and excitement!