Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Fontbonne kicks off 60th White Christmas Ball

by the Grosse Pointe News

September 12, 2013

The “Kick-off” luncheon for the 2013 White Christmas Ball was June 20 at the home of Patricia Connelly of Harrison Township with Phyllis Howard of Harrison Township also serving as hostess.

The annual black tie event, sponsored by the Fontbonne Auxiliary, celebrates 60 years of raising money for St. John Hospital and Medical Center Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Marriott Detroit in the Renaissance Center.

Chairing this year’s ball is Aspa Raphtis of Grosse Pointe Woods, who has selected the theme “Shine Brightly Like a Diamond.” Aspa has been a member of the auxiliary since 2001 and served as its president from 2009 to 2011.

The evening’s proceeds will purchase birthing beds for St. John’s birthing center.

Dr. Mitchell Dombrowski and Dr. Shyla Vengalil will be honored at the event.

For more information contact Raegan Movinski in the Fontbonne Office at (313) 343-3675 or visit