Annual ‘White Christmas Gala’ Filled with Traditions & Love for Ryan House

Ryan House hosted its annual White Christmas Gala on Dec. 2, 2023, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, where the famous song was penned by Irving Berlin in 1940 during a stay. Funds from this event enrich the quality of life for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. 

Event Co-Chairs: Meagan Peacock & Cassie Littell 

Platinum Sponsor: Jane Iacobelli

Entertainment: The Hamptons 

Dollars Raised: $225,000+

Notable Moments: Attendees were transported into a winter wonderland at the Arizona Biltmore for this beloved annual event celebrating Ryan House and honoring the families it serves. Emily and Jesse McDonald shared their and their daughter Gwen’s story about the personalized respite care that Ryan House offers the family. After a delicious dinner and heartfelt program, attendees enjoyed a magical ‘snowfall’ on the Gold Room patio, followed by dancing and music to The Hamptons. Cheers to all who made this night unforgettable!

Photos courtesy of Haute Photography

James Burriss, Jaime Spinato, Aimee & Max Coxhead, Anthony Spinato & Anne Burriss
Jeff & Laura Tolson
Jesse & Emily McDonald
Chad & Sabrina Norris with Blanca & Danny Franks
Erik & Amanda Harnish
Debbie & Lynn Shumway with Zach & Ashley Crowell
Ryan House Founders Jonathan & Holly Cottor with Jeanne & Frank Hertz
Rob Maver, Peter Alden, David Grimwood, David Bowers & Mike Goldfarb
Jane & Jon Andersen
Amanda Butner & Emily Beck
Lin Sue & Tom Flood
Kelly Manteca, Tracy Hughes & Ross Grainger
Elvin & Gretchen Talman
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