Kensington the Corgi in the Parade of Pets at the Richmond SPCA Fur Ball


a four-legged black-tie affair 

Mary and Ted Linhart shaking hands with auctioneer Justin Swisher at the Richmond SPCA


a four-legged black-tie affair 

group of guests at the Richmond SPCA Fur Ball standing at the base of The Jefferson Hotel staircase


a four-legged black-tie affair 

Katherine and Jack Nelson signaling to auctioneer during the Richmond SPCA Fur Ball at The Jefferson Hotel


a four-legged black-tie affair 

Fur Ball

Richmond’s Signature Event for People and Their Pets

Our annual Fur Ball is Richmond’s only black-tie event for people and their pets.

The one-of-a-kind evening at the historic Jefferson Hotel is our largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds raised at the Fur Ball support our Cinderella Fund, the pool of resources that covers the medical treatment and rehabilitation of sick, injured and neonatal homeless animals whom we take into our care each year.

Annually, about 80 percent of the homeless pets in our care require veterinary medical treatment for a sickness or injury prior to adoption.

About the Event

21st Annual Fur Ball Presented by Dominion Energy
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at The Jefferson Hotel

The Fur Ball features:

  • Cocktail reception, sponsored by The London Company
  • Seated dinner, sponsored by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
  • Live auction, sponsored by BB&T
  • Silent auction, sponsored by ColonialWebb
  • Parade of Pets down the Grand Staircase
  • Raffle sponsored by Virginia Asset Management
  • Cinderella Box jewelry raffle, sponsored by Diamonds Direct with a one in 100 chance to win a piece of jewelry
  • The opportunity for your pet to join you at the Fur Ball

Additional Sponsors

Top Dog

  • Barber Martin
  • Byte Jam
  • Capital One
  • Miller Financial Services

Cat’s Meow

  • Zoetis

Faithful Friend

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • GoGranny Senior Services
  • Mitchell Wiggins
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Saunders and Benson
  • Total Printing

Corporate Tables

  • Dominion Energy
  • Stony Point Wealth Management
  • Williams Mullen

Individual Tables

  • Robin Blanford and Nancy C. Everett
  • Martha Dula
  • Allen and Wanda King
  • Elle and Ralph Layman
  • Jessica Leonard
  • Tony and Betsy Markel

Recognition for the Fur Ball

The Fur Ball is one of the most beloved annual occasions in Richmond and sells out quickly every year. The event has been recognized as the:

  • Best Annual Benefit Gala by the readers of Style Weekly for nine years in a row
  • “Hall of Fame” award recipient for Best Annual Benefit Gala in 2017 by Style Weekly
  • Most Creative Nonprofit Fundraiser award in 2018 by Richmond Magazine
  • Best Charity Event by the readers of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 2017
  • Best Annual Charity Event in Central Virginia by the readers of Virginia Living Magazine in 2016 and 2017

Make a gift to support the Fur Ball

Fur Ball Event Committee

Pat Manning, Fur Ball Committee Chair

  • Tina Bachas
  • Karen Batalo
  • Bartholomew Broadbent
  • Cecilia Brooks
  • Anne Goddard Rand
  • Steffi Gordinier
  • Debbie Hinton
  • Lee Anne Holdren
  • Tamsen Kingry
  • Elle Layman
  • Meredith Leffler
  • Lang Liebman
  • Laurie Mavica
  • Britney McPheron
  • Gray Miller
  • Mel Miller
  • Alison Pelletier
  • Frannie Phillips
  • Lisa Rivadeneira
  • Meredith Scott
  • Dawn Siegel
  • Robin Robertson Starr
  • Tabitha Treloar

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