The College of Medicine Student
Council Charity Ball Committee is responsible for planning the event while
the Medical Student Alumni Council plans the Silent Auction. Without the
collaborative help of all members of these two student groups, the Charity
Ball would not be possible.
The committee makes all arrangements with the Charleston Convention Center,
from planning the set-up of the ballrooms to deciding on the menu.
Invitations and posters are designed to invite faculty, staff, students,
and alumni. Music for the evening will be provided by Summerville Community Orchestra and the band "Permanent Vacation.". Signs are hand-stenciled
by committee members to welcome guests, thank donors and introduce the
In previous years, the committee has also received donations from the Charleston Convention Center,
The Butterfly Flower Shop, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Forsberg's Package
Shop, Inc., In Good Taste, Martha's Shop Inc., Med Deli, Nancy's Exotic
Plants, Pearlstiens' Distributors, Snyder's Party Rental and Southern Wine and Spirits.
Also, University Transportation provides safe transportation for guests, to and
from the event.
The MUSC President's Office and the College of Medicine Dean's Office
donate money to cover these costs. The committee also works with
Public Safety so that officers are present to ensure the safety of guests.
The committee also makes arrangements with Charleston
Picture Company to take photos
of guests during the evening.