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The Allegro Board of Directors

Proudly Presents the
10th Anniversary Ambassador's Ball
Benefiting Allegro Foundation ... a Champion for Children with Disabilities

January 12th, 2019

Quail Hollow Club

Hosted by Mr. Felix Sabates
Honoring Ireland 
His Excellency, Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States 


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     2018 Ambassador's Ball
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Quail Hollow Club
Honoring Hungary 
Courtesy of Daniel Coston 
2018 Allegro Student Presenters, with their Teaching Assistants 
 Chris Domeny, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Hungary to North and South Carolina, and his wife Adrienn;Pat Farmer, Founder & President of Allegro Foundation; Jason Schugel, Allegro Board Chairman; Robert Pittenger, U.S. Congressman of North Carolina, and his wife, Suzanne
Jane Fastje, Allegro's Chief Operating Officer; Adrienn and Chris Domeny; Pat Farmer; Jason Schugel 
Adrienn and Chris Domeny; Pat Farmer; Jason Schugel; Ralph Norman, U.S. Congressman of South Carolina, and his wife, Elaine; Roger Costner, Brothers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing 
 Mimi, Felix, Host of the 2018 Ambassador's Ball, and Carly Sabates
Alison Summerville and husband; JB and Sara Brown
 Barbara and Jim Little
 Jason Schugel, Allegro's Board Chairman
Pat Farmer presents John Muller, Chairman Emeritus of Allegro's Board of Directors, with an award for his service 
Felix Sabates with Congressman Ralph Norman and his wife, Elaine
Royallen Wiley, Director of Finance - Pulp and Paper Division at Domtar, gives the blessing
 Allegro Student, Robert Short, presents Felix Sabates with an award from Allegro
 The unveiling of Queen Charlotte, a spectacular creation by local artist, Edwin Gil
 Edwin Gil and Daniel Gonzalez
 Ken Gill, winner of Queen Charlotte
John and Andromeda Williams
Oliver and Kit Moss
 Victor Sayegh and his mother, Julia
Bill and Emily Oliver
Lauren Newton, Chuck and Deborah Monnett, and Jonathan Espinola
Elizabeth Tanos-Priest, Christina Melissaris, John and Lynn Muller
Dr. Liz Rostan and her husband, Robert 
 Al and Donna de Molina, Drs. Tom and Elaine Pacicco
Tim Black and Debbie Miller 
Tony and Larissa Lopez-Ibanez
Shannon and Lisa Buckner 
Will and Mandia Culp 
Bruce and Katrina Moffett 
Felix leads the Conga line! 
Ashley Fisher, Allegro's 2017 Intern of the Year, and Pat Farmer
Gianluca Conte, Allegro's 2017 Volunteer of the Year, and Pat Farmer 
Allegro Student, George Femenella, hugs Pat after the students' presentation 
 The Charlotte Checkers Checkmates
Michele Branning, Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees,
Fort Mill School District 
John Hosmer and friends
Felix and Carly Sabates

 2017 Ambassador’s Ball
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Held at Quail Hollow Club
Honoring Qatar

Courtesy of Daniel Coston

Sponsors of the 2017 Ambassador’s Ball. Platinum sponsors include Suzie and Nick Trivisonno, Qatar Airways, and Wells Fargo. Gold Sponsors include Ally Financial, the Dickson Foundation, Luke & Meadow Foundation, Domtar, Hendrick Automotive Group, Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte, and SteelFab. Silver Sponsors include Brothers Heating & Cooling, CNM Enterprises, Charles Monnett III & Associates, Charlotte Hornets, CPI Security Systems, Dixon Hughes Goodman, the de Molina Family Foundation, the Faulkner Family Foundation, Greyne Company, Fifth Third Bank, Mermans Architecture, Northwestern Mutual, Novant Health, SCCH Construction, SPE Independent Director, and TechSouth.

As Host of the 2017 Ambassador’s Ball, Mr. Felix Sabates welcomes the guests.

Mr. Ali Al-Hajri, chargé d'affaires for the Embassy of Qatar (left) and Mr. Felix Sabates, Host of the Ambassador’s Ball (right)

US Congressman Robert Pittenger making a toast and celebrating the United States’ relationship with the country of Qatar

“We Are Champions!” A few of the 700 children Allegro teaches weekly alongside their teaching assistants before they share with the guests of the Ambassador’s Ball a presentation of “Rocky” demonstrating what children with disabilities CAN DO!
Kim Henderson, Chief of Staff of Novant Health (left) and Bert Scott, Senior VP of Population Health at Novant Health (right)
From Left to Right: Guests of Sponsor Wells Fargo include Bill Oliver, Robert Boisvert, Audrey Truman, and Chairman of the Allegro Foundation Board of Directors- John Muller

From Left to Right: Tom Marcham, President of Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte,

Felix Sabates, Owner of Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte and Host of the 2017 Ambassador’s Ball, Sonja Marcham, and Ken Gill, Owner of CPI Security Systems.


Guests of Sponsor Fifth Third Bank include top executives Mr. Tom Heiks, CEO, and Mr. Manuel Rey, SVP of Regional Banking.

From Left to Right: Richard Oliver of Qatar Airways, Al and Donna de Molina, Denmar Dixon, Ali Al-Hajri, chargé d'affaires for the Embassy of Qatar, and Ellen Dixon pose for a photo after the de Molina’s won the LIVE AUCTION Signature Trip to Qatar for 4 people!
Premier clothier in Phillips Place Charlotte, Taylor Richards & Conger, donated incredible items to the Ambassador’s Ball auction!

Perry's Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry donated beautiful items to the Ambassador’s Ball raffle! 3 lucky winners left the event with a new piece of stunning jewelry!

COO of the Charlotte Checkers, Tera Black (Left) and her husband Jamie are among the guests of the 2017 Ambassador’s Ball.

From Left to Right: Platinum Sponsors Nick and Suzie Trivisonno, alongside Mr. Ali Al-Hajri, chargé d'affaires for the Embassy of Qatar.

Linda and Rex Welton are among the guests of the 2017 Ambassador’s Ball.

Sponsors, Charles and Deborah Monnett, enjoy the Ambassador’s Ball with their guests.

From Left to Right: Andromeda and John Williams, CEO of Domtar, and Cynthia and Royallen Wiley, Director of Finance at Domtar, applaud Mr. Williams and his purchase of the LIVE AUCTION item “The Diver,” an amazing one-of-a-kind glass sculpture by award winning artist Hendrik van Vuuren.

“The Diver” by Hendrik van Vuuren

From Left to Right: Guests of Sponsor Ally Financial include Jason Schugel, General Auditor at Ally Financial, and his wife Molly Schugel, Ann Cummings, Senior VP of Dealer Credit & Operations at Ally Financial, and her husband Pat Cummings.

From Left to Right: 2017 Ambassador’s Ball Host, Felix Sabates, alongside Dr. Lin Johnson and Dr. Mikel Edwards of AI Education.

The Children of Allegro had so much fun at the 2016 Ambassador's Ball. Check out our video! Thank you again to all of our supporters.

2016 Ambassador’s Ball
Saturday, January 9th, 2016
Held at Quail Hollow Club
Honoring Canada and Ambassador Gary Doer

Thank you to Allegro’s 2016 Ambassador’s Ball Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Suzie and Nick Trivisonno

Wells Fargo

Gold Sponsors

Ally Financial

The Dickson Foundation

Hendrick Automotive Group

Novant Health

SteelFab, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Tim Black & Debbie Miller

Charles G. Monnett III & Associates

Charlotte Hornets

Commercial Defeasance, LLC

CPI Security Systems

The de Molina Family Foundation

Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP


Family Dollar

Fifth Third Bank

Barbara and Jim Little

Mermans Architecture & Design, PLLC

Perry's Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

ProMotion Rehab and Sports Medicine

SCCH Construction

TechSouth, Inc


Courtesy of Daniel Coston


The guests of the Domtar sponsorship enjoying the event. Domtar is North America’s largest paper producer and the second largest in the world! CEO John Williams, his wife Andromeda, and their daughter Morgan are among the table guests!


From Left to Right: Internationally renowned author and creator of the TV show, Bones, Kathy Reichs; Allegro Foundation’s Founder & President Pat Farmer; Ambassador Gary Doer of Canada; and Wells Fargo SVP and Allegro Board Chairman John Muller.


From Left to Right: US Trust SVP and Allegro Board member Tim Black; Ambassador Gary Doer of Canada; Allegro Foundation’s Founder & President Pat Farmer; Stephanie Rivera; and Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera.


From Left to Right: Ambassador Gary Doer of Canada; Allegro Foundation’s Founder & President Pat Farmer; Allegro Board member Donna de Molina; and Al de Molina.


From Left to Right: US Congressman Robert Pittenger; Ambassador Gary Doer; Katherine Pierce, MD; Bank of America Chief Operations and Technology Officer Cathy Bessant; Allegro Foundation’s Founder & President Pat Farmer; and Mike Hawley of K&L Gates.


The Children of Allegro demonstrating what they CAN do for the guests of the Ambassador’s Ball! Pictured here are guests of SteelFab, Inc. and CEO Ron Sherrill cheering and applauding!


Guests of Novant Health, one of the many sponsors of the Allegro Ambassador’s Ball, include Kim Henderson and Patrick McLoughlin; Linda Hudson; Allegro Board member Arlene Ferebee; Art and Alice Gallagher; and Jesse and Angela Cureton.


Suzie and Nick Trivisonno standing with artist August Vernon and the Children of Allegro. One of the Live Auction pieces included this beautiful painting which the Trivisonnos purchased at the event! The painting was completed the evening of the Ambassador’s Ball with the help from a few of Allegro’s Children!


Laura Kloiber with Carolina Panthers Defensive End Kony Ealy as she accepts the winning prize from the Perry’s Raffle. Perry's Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry donated this gorgeous diamond necklace to Allegro to be raffled off to one lucky winner!


Felix Sabates was speechless as Ambassador Gary Doer unveils the one and only Stanley Cup at the Allegro Foundation Ambassador’s Ball. Ambassador Gary Doer had the Cup brought to Charlotte in honor of Allegro Foundation and their many wonderful sponsors to thank them for being Champions for Children with Disabilities!

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