Ryan House’s Signature White Christmas Gala Grosses Nearly $200,000

Ryan House welcomed 200 guests to its signature White Christmas Gala in the Grand Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on Saturday, Dec. 4. Guests enjoyed an intimate, festive evening celebrating Ryan House.

The event, which is held annually as a thank you to those who support Ryan House’s mission, raised nearly $200,000 in direct support for the nonprofit organization that cares for Arizona’s children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Guests of the event, led by 2021 Committee Co-Chairs Jamie Spinato and Nicole Spinato-Kienlen, enjoyed an elegant evening to begin the holiday season. The evening featured Ryan House family member Pam Serr, wife of Ryan House’s Board Chair, Bob Serr. Pam shared her family’s story about the respite care that her granddaughter receives at Ryan House. 

Guests enjoyed fine dining and dancing to the tunes of The Hamptons band. And, in keeping with the White Christmas theme, guests were treated to a magical snowfall on the Arizona Biltmore Grand Ballroom patio.

The 2021 White Christmas Gala Title Sponsor featured longtime supporters Jane and Mario Iacobelli. Silver Sponsors included Estancia Nine and Wine, Hospice of the Valley, Med One Arizona, and Teresa and Todd Miller. And this year’s Bronze Sponsors included CJ Robbins, Inc, Fiesta Bowl, Kalynn and Drew Frechette, Kathy and Mike Hanley, National Bank of Arizona, Paisley Mae Foundation, and Spinatos Pizzeria.

“It was truly wonderful to gather in-person to kick off the holiday season and celebrate with our incredible and supportive community,” said Ryan House Executive Director Tracy Leonard-Warner.  “It’s because of them and the support we receive from everyone in our community that Ryan house is able to continue offering the mission-critical services we provide to the children and families we serve. For that and so much more, we are truly grateful.”