White Christmas Gala

Signature event for Ryan House raises more than $220K

More than 230 guests attended Ryan House’s elegant White Christmas Gala in the Gold Room at the Arizona Biltmore on Dec. 2. They enjoyed an intimate evening celebrating The Board of Visitors Ryan House and “White Christmas,” written by Irving Berlin poolside at the Arizona Biltmore.

The elegant evening kicked off the holiday season with cocktails on the Gold Room patio, and after dinner featured dancing to the music of The Hamptons band and a magical snowfall on the patio. Jennifer Grant, who co-chaired the event with Karrie Pierson, supplied all of the decor and centerpieces through her company, Petals.

The event is an annual thank-you to those who support Ryan House’s mission. It raised more than $220,000 to care for Arizona’s children with life-limiting conditions and their families.


Table centerpieces created by Jennifer Grant, Petals

The cocktail reception was held on the Gold Room patio

James and Karrie Pierson with Liz and John Pierson

Taylor More, Cindy Price, Cathy Trimble, Jodi Jones and Peyton Smith

Dr. Evan Lederman and Mari Lederman, Nancy Silver and Chip Spellman

Frank and Jeanne Hertz with Karrie and James Pierson

Jennifer and Jim Grant

Clare Maher, Shannon Brewer, Lisa Scanlon and Karrie Pierson

Anne and James Spellman with Diane Willian

Kolby Moffatt and David and Christine Watson; Jeanne Hertz (center)

Amy and Andrew Cohn and Carrie and Brian Hall

Dr. Michael Dupuy and Shelley Dupuy; Bridget Felber

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