Friday, October 5, 2018  •  5:30pm

I Hotel and Conference Center

Make Friday, October 5th A Night to Remember - for you and the animals!

Come to The Fur Ball! The Fur Ball is a fun and interactive evening gala that features silent and live auctions, an exquisite jewelry raffle, and a delicious plated dinner, all to support homeless animals in our area.  Dress up and come try your luck at winning fabulous jewelry, cool trips, and more!

Evening Schedule

5:30pm   Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, featuring a robust silent auction

7pm   Dinner :  Choice of Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Chasseur, or Grilled Vegetable Tower (vegetarian and vegan) entrée   

8pm Trip Raffle Drawing, Live Auction, & The Champaign Jewelers $5000 Jewelry Raffle   

Emcee: Jennifer Roscoe, WCIA TV-3   

Auctioneer: John Rawdin, SFR Realtor


Special thanks to our Fur Ball Chair, Danielle Bender, and the fabulous Fur Ball Committee!




We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their generous support of Fur Ball 2018 and their continued support to end pet homelessness in our community! 

Presenting Paw Sponsors 


Shelby and Jack Stifle 


Platinum Paw Sponsors


Gold Paw Sponsors

Harrington and Tock, LLC


Gold Paw E-Plus Sponsors


Silver Paw

Bronze Paw  
   Friendly Paw

Will you help the animals by sponsoring the Fur Ball?

Trip Raffle


Take a look at our available trips from 2017! 2018's trips will be updated by Friday, July 20th!

What is it? Our Trip Raffle is your 1-in-100 chance to win an amazing vacation package! Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold, and the winner of the raffle gets to choose between four amazing destination packages.

When is the winning ticket drawn? At the Fur Ball on Friday evening, October 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Do I need to be at Fur Ball to claim my prize? Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Do you think these vacations are too short, or you want to invite friends? Don't worry, if you win, you can upgrade your package for more people and/or more nights. Additional costs will be incurred by the winner and not the Champaign County Humane Society.

Click here for a downloadable brochure of all 4 trips!


Sonoma & San Fran

Enjoy the best of San Francisco and Sonoma with this luxurious trip package!  Explore San Francisco on a cable car, or stroll along Pier 39 as you acquaint yourself with one of America's favorite cities.  In Sonoma, you will experience a private tour and tasting at Benziger Family Winery and a private tasting at Chateau St. Jean, as well as 6 hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service with Beau Wine Tours. 


This trip includes: Round trip airfare for 2,  2 private winery tastings, 2 nights at the Fairmont San Francisco, 2 nights at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Daily Breakfast for 2, and 6 hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service.


Lake Louise, Canada


Experience beautiful Alberta while staying at the highly-awarded Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise!  This property has been named one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine and has been titled North America's #16 rated ski resort by Conde Nast.  During your 4-night stay, enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains that are reflected in the glacier that feeds Lake Louise.  This 'Diamond in the Wilderness' invites you to hit the ski slopes in winter, paddle a canoe in the summer, and savor fine cuisine year-round.  Come and soak up the casual elegance that makes The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 4-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Daily Breakfast for 2



Escape to the calm, clear waters of Bermuda for a 4-night stay at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, in the heart of Bermuda!  This hotel overlooks lush acres of land, pink sandy beaches, and bountiful gardens.  Relax at the resort pool, or pull up a chaise lounge at the Private Beach Club on one of Bermuda's finest beaches.  If you'll looking for more fun, snorkel your way around the reefs or hit the links for a round of golf.  While in the heart of Bermuda, explore the historic town and discover breathtaking harbor views and a delightful array of shops, galleries, and restaurants.

This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 4 nights at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, and Daily breakfast for 2


New Orleans!

Jazz + food + lovely accommodations = one exciting trip to the Cajun Capital of the US!  Your trip will include admission to the Preservation Hall, the French quarter's internationally-recognized home of Traditional New Orleans Jazz and headquarters of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Skip the line with your special passes to enjoy traditional New Orleans jazz played by the city's finest.  Combine jazz and dining with a jazz brunch or a 3-course dinner with wine pairings at the Commander's Palace Restaurant.  This beloved Garden District Restaurant has been a New Orleans stable since 1880, known for its Cajun and Creole-inspired cuisine.


This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2,  Admission for 2 to the Preservation Hall of Jazz, Jazz brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Commander's Palace restaurant, and a 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable hotel

Jewelry Raffle 

Information on 2018's raffle will be up by August 24th!


 Live Auction 

Check out what's up for bid in our live auction today! 

Would you like to DONATE an item? Please contact Danielle Bender. 


Do you have items you would like to donate?

Use this form: auction donation form to provide us all the details.

We are accepting Silent and Live Auction donations until September 4th. 



Our events would not be nearly as fabulous without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer for Fur Ball, please contact Rebecca at to get involved!