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About the Grand Winter Ball
The Grand Winter Ball, held each year on the first Saturday of December, is the premier holiday event on the Monterey Peninsula. This year, it will be held on December 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Naval Postgraduate School McNitt Ballroom. The historic ballroom, which hosted majestic parties in the days of the Hotel Del Monte, will be transformed once again to showcase its grandeur for this elegant black tie event. The evening will begin with a champagne reception, followed by dinner and live big band dancing. Along with attending the black tie gala of the holiday season, guests have a chance to experience the wonder of this special school through interaction with current NPS students that are Foundation members in attendance and seated at each dinner table.
Our Cause - Supporting Today's Military Leaders
All proceeds raised from the Grand Winter Ball support the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation in the mission to provide assistance to critical defense education and research opportunities at the Naval Postgraduate School. NPS is a distinctive school, educating today's military leaders from over 50 countries to excel in their respective fields. Students make powerful progress to enhance the national security of our country every day at NPS. Students are able to take current issues experienced in combat, or in the fleet, and develop real ways to fix these issues through research collaborations with world-class faculty. This special relationship between students and faculty has helped NPS earn the title of the nation's premier national security research university. When you purchase tickets or sponsor a table at the Grand Winter Ball, you have assisted the NPS Foundation in its efforts to enhance and support the Naval Postgraduate School.
Save the date: December 7, 2013
Individual Seats - $250 each
Faculty/Staff Lifetime Foundation Members - $150 each
Faculty/Staff Lifetime Membership (includes 2 complimentary Grand Winter Ball tickets) - $500
Table Sponsorship - Each table seats two table hosts, six guests, and an NPS student couple that will join your party. A portion of your donation is tax deductible.
For additional information please contact Valerie Abati at or by phone at (831) 656-7781.
Experience the 2012 Grand Winter Ball in Photos