Swirl: Charlotte party pictures

Entertainment People

March 20, 2022

SWIRL takes you inside some of Charlotte’s best parties, galas and fundraisers. View more party pictures in SouthPark magazine.

Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte Gala
Knight Theatre


The Gala returned for its ninth year in March with civic, corporate and community leaders paired with professional dancers from Charlotte Ballet to raise funds for the Ballet and each star’s chosen charity. Photographs by Daniel Coston.

  • Maureen O'Boyle and Roman Harper host the Charlotte Ballet Dancing With the Stars Gala.
  • Jesse and Angela Cureton attend Charlotte Ballet's Dancing with the Stars Gala.
  • Jane and Hugh  McColl attend Charlotte Ballet's Dancing With the Stars

Wish Ball, benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and Western N.C.
Westin Hotel


This year’s Wish Ball in February was a record-breaking success, raising more than $1.4 million to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The night included stories from Make-A-Wish children, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Photographs by Daniel Coston.

  • Jack and Robin Salzman chaired the Make A Wish Wish Ball in Charlotte.
  • Webb and Taylor Simpson attend the Wish Ball to support Make A Wish in Charlotte.

HEARTest Yard
Steak48 at Apex SouthPark


Guests enjoyed a red-carpet welcome at Steak 48 during this fundraiser for The HEARTest Yard. The nonprofit was formed by Panthers legend Greg Olsen and his wife, Kara, whose son was born with a heart condition and needed a transplant. More than $220,000 was raised to help children receive in-home care and therapies through Levine Children’s Hospital. Photographs by Daniel Coston.

  • Greg and Kara Olsen with Steak 48 executive chef Heather King at the Heartest Yard fundraiser in Charlotte.
  • Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey attend the Heartest Yard fundraiser at Steak 48.
  • Greg and Kara Olsen attend the Heartest Yard event at Steak 48 to benefit children with congenital heart defects at Levine Children's Hospital.

Heart of Greater Charlotte Heart Ball
benefiting the American Heart Association
NASCAR Hall of Fame Crown Ballroom


One of Charlotte’s longest-running galas, the Heart Ball returned for its 64th fundraiser in grand style. The Ball raised more than $1.8 million to
support programs that improve cardiovascular health. Photographs by Daniel Coston.

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