The Kidney Ball – Orange Ties and Ball Gowns Galore

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) hosted the 31st annual Kidney Ball on March 14, 2015 welcoming nearly 400 people to Cescaphe’s Vie on North Broad Street. The MC’s for the evening were FOX 29’s  Alex Holley, anchor and Good Day Philadelphia co-host, and Scott Williams, Chief Meteorologist.,
Every year the NKF honors a volunteer and physician who have championed
their mission and who is dedicated to helping those with kidney disease. 
This year’s gala honored
Mr. Arthur Pasquarella,
of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., with the Bobby
Rydell Volunteer Honoree, and nephrologist Dr. Jeffrey Berns, of the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 
live and silent auction took place and guests will be entertained
by the Ken Silver Orchestra and mummers from the Aqua String Band.  The
Ball is estimated to raise over $435,000 Saturday evening, as well as
continued awareness for the treatment of kidney disease and all those helping to prevent it.

 Christin Naab, Executive Diector at National Kidney Foundation and Alexander J. Kwasny, The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP.
 Cathy McAdams and Jim McAdams
 Honorees for the evening: Jeff Berns and Art Pasquarella with their wives Donna Berns and Gail Pasquarella.
 Eden Kratchman, Executive Director, ACE Charitable Foundation/VP, Jan Weinstock, Vice President, Administration and General Counsel of Gift of Life Donor Program and its affiliates, Mary Pat Kessler, Business Clubs America of Philadelphia and Joe Burkhardt.  Jen and Eden want you to join them for the 12th annual Donors are Life “THE Party” on March 27, 2015 at The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
Gary and Laura Zimmaro.
Sal DeAngelis, Director, Operations/Security (Philadelphia Phillies) and Justina Campana, Philadelphia Phillies (Accounting)
The Aqua String Band
Mike Messina and Alyssa Gradel recently got engaged and are looking forward to their June 2016 wedding.
Howard M. Nathan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gift of Life Donor Program, Kelly Anderson, Liz Nathan and Kim Phillips, R.N. at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Danielle Selli and Jim Kelly
Harris Bock and Phyllis Fine.
Deirdre Johnson, William Feggins and Michelle Hamilton.
Mary Campitelli and Taylor Campitelli, co-chair of the nights gala.

The MC’s for the evening at The Kidney Ball were two local personalities from FOX 29: Alex Holley, anchor and Good Day Philadelphia co-host, and Scott Williams, Chief Meteorologist. The MC’s called Bobby Rydell up to the stage to present Pasquarella The Bobby Rydell Volunteer Honoree Award. Before doing so Rydell talked about his double transplant,  kidney and liver transplant in July 2012. Then he introduced Art Pasquarella and launched into the song “All of Me”, while presenting him with the award.