The 2005 Charity Ball held February 19th, raised over $25,000 benefiting six local charities: Crisis Ministries, My Sister's house, Inc., Winwood Farm home for Children, Inc., South Santee Community Center, Happy Days and Special Times, and Lowcountry Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Throughout December, January, and February, members of the College of Medicine Student Council and the Medical Student Alumni Council (MSAC) worked together to plan the successful event, solicited ads, and gathered goods, services, and gift certificates to auction off during the event.
Among the items collected: Artwork, Photographs, and Prints; Hand made dolls and pottery; Original Oil Paintings; Spoleto Prints; Festival of Houses and Gardens tickets, ATP Gun Shop memberships; Carriage Rides; Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruises and Tours; Fishing Trips; flying Lessons; Golf Packages at Dunes West, RiverTowne Country Club, Stono Ferry, and the Walker Course; a private party at the Cellar Club for 25 guests; ballet and symphony tickets; handmade rugs; Pawley's Island Hammock; Rocking Chairs; Wrought Iron Barstools; getaways at the Charleston Renaissance, Embassy Suites, Francis Marion, Kiawah, Charleston Place, Courtyard by Marriott, Jekyll Island, Lake Lure, Middleton Place, the Andrew Pinckney Inn, Seabrook, and Litchfield; restaurant gift certificates, fine jewelry, lamps, clothing, and much more.
In addition, Charleston Picture Company provided photographers for the evening, Pearlstine supplied alcoholic beverages, Coca-Cola, Sams Club, and Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store donated non-alcoholic beverages. Also, Nancy's Exotic Plants and Butterfly Florist provided live ficus trees and floral arrangements for the tables. Finally, the Mighty Kicks provided live entertainment for the guests as they dined on heavy hors d'oeuvres and danced the night away.