60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball

Cream and charcoal set elegant backdrop for diamond anniversary celebration

More than 900 guests attended the 60th Annual Heart Ball at the Phoenician. Bluemedia and Marx Productions created the stunning décor of cream and charcoal with hints of silver and rose gold. For the black-tie occasion, many of the female guests wore gowns in metallic sequins, cream or white, and all-white floral arrangements in the cocktail and dinner settings helped carry out the color scheme. Phat Strads Duo, West Coast Music of Beverly Hills and DJ Mr. P-Body provided the entertainment. Following dinner, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosted the after-party.

Kristine Thompson chaired the elegant evening, raising more than $2.5 million to benefit the American Heart Association. Charlene Berge-Blum and Amanda Garmany served as vice-chairmen; Jennifer Moser, chair-elect; Sandy Magruder (Thompson’s mother), Heart Ball Sweetheart; and Priscilla and Michael Nicholas, honorary chairmen.


Priscilla Nicholas, Sandy Magruder, Kristine Thompson, Charlene Berge-Blum, Amanda Garmany and Jennifer Moser

Elizabeth Hillman Garrett and Chrissy Sayare

Dr. Robert McCulloch and Camerone Parker McCulloch; Mac and Sandy Magruder

Billie Jo and Judd Herberger; Ron Eriksson and Nancy Hanley Eriksson

Rodney Riley and Jill Krigsten Riley

Vernon and Vicki Vaughn with Carolyn and Rick Ross

Carolyn Jackson, 2018 Heart Ball chairman, with Kristine Thompson

Tracey and Larry Lytle

Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Richard J Stephenson

Eileen Yeung on the dance floor

Sweet treats at the after-party

Mischief at the after-party

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