Congress Hall To Host Inaugural Ice Ball Benefiting The New Fund For Cape May

Congress Hall is proud to announce that it will be hosting the Inaugural Ice Ball to benefit the Fund for Cape May (“FFCM”) on Friday, February 6th at 6:30pm. The Ballroom and Grand Lawn will be transformed into a magical world of shimmering ice sculptures for this philanthropic celebration. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a sumptuous dinner followed by snowball ice cream. After dining, guests donning ‘festive winter attire’ will dance the night away to the enchanting sounds of Tribeca Grand – who had the honor of performing at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball.

The Fund for Cape May is a non-profit partnership organization for the Cape Island communities of South Jersey. Formally set up in early November by Curtis Bashaw – Co-Owner and Co-Managing Partner of Cape Resorts – its mission is the beautification, preservation and providing of educational programs that encourage active citizenship in our youth.

“I am very excited to announce the upcoming Ice Ball and the formation of The Fund for Cape May,” explains Bashaw. “I have been working with a great team on a way to help ensure that our public improvements be worthy of our heritage as “America’s Oldest Seaside Resort”. To this end we have started a non-profit vehicle to raise funds that would then be contributed toward public projects in partnership with local government or other non-profit organizations.”

The Fund for Cape May will join with municipal, public and other non-profit organizations to accomplish this mission. The Fund’s first project will be the beautification of Rotary Park, enabling upgraded fencing, curbing and other amenities.

“As a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee I have been working with the Committee, the City Manager and the engineers in preparation for a public discussion on the evolving plan for the park’s renovation in 2016.” says Bashaw.

Dinner tickets to the Ice Ball are $175 each, or guests can purchase the ‘Super Duo’ option for $750, which includes preferred dinner seating for two and two official ‘Fund for Cape May’ windbreakers. A ‘Friend of Cape May’ table is available for $5,000 and includes preferred table seating for 10 guests at dinner, a mention in the Ice Ball program and 10 Official ‘Fund for Cape May’ windbreakers.

The Ice Ball will be fully underwritten by Cape Resorts so that all ticket proceeds go directly to the Fund. The Fund for Cape May is a 501 (c) (3) corporation offering tax incentives for contributions.

Tickets are available online at To purchase a table or inquire about sponsorship please contact Tracey Martin at 609-884-6513.