Bringing stakeholders together


Each year, Care Ring brings together our top supporters from across the private, civic, faith, medical and corporate sectors to "Hob Nob" with us and celebrate the difference they are making in reducing disparities for, and improving the health and vitality of, underserved neighbors in our Charlotte community. At this free, by-invitation-only event, guests are treated to delicious local food and beverages, music, and a program highlighting the work we've been able to accomplish thanks to their contributions.

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This year's event, presented by Novant Health, will take place Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 6-8 pm. The theme is "A Sustainable Future," to reflect how our supporters are enabling us to prepare for and be responsive to the ever-changing healthcare landscape and remain innovators in our delivery of services and in addressing both socioeconomic and racial inequities. Keep reading for more event info or click the button to register to attend now.

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The Venue

We've partnered with fellow nonprofit the Innovation Barn at Envision Charlotte in Plaza Midwood, one of Charlotte's leading environmental sustainability organizations. We'll have plenty of room to party in their indoor warehouse space and outdoor firepit area. Guests will be able to take a self-guided tour to learn more about the various projects and initiatives at the Innovation Barn.

We are also working with Envision Charlotte to make this a zero-waste event to minimize our carbon footprint. Like us, they want to create a brighter, healthier future for all.

Transform your Trash

Guests are invited to bring their old (but clean) t-shirts (any condition) and their #5 plastics (check the item for the number) to donate to be upcycled into soundproof mats, dog beds or rugs and into giant, Lego-like "bricks" used in temporary shelters.

DJ Sunday

The Beats

Care Ring's very own Sunday Shobowale, aka "DJ Sunday," who works as a Community Health Worker in outreach and education, will be on the wheels of steel keeping our guests entertained.

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Bites & Bevs

Environmentally-conscious Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters catering department will be serving up SIX kinds of empanadas for you to nosh on, along with some lighter fare. All food scraps will be composted to reduce waste, too!

Craft beer, fine wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be offered up by Envision Charlotte partner and tenant Change Please, a nonprofit which provides barista and beverage service training and a fair wage to women escaping domestic violence.

NFP Grad and Board member Felicia Barnes
2022 PRO Provider of the Year Award winner Akshay Pendyal MD with his office team & Tchernavia Montgomery (far L)

The Program

As a treasured friend of Care Ring, you'll receive an update on all the great things we accomplished together this past year, along with a sneak peek of where we're headed this year. You'll also hear directly from our clients, whose lives you have transformed. Lastly, we'll be presenting the Maribelle Connerat Award (named after our founder), and our Physicians Reach Out (PRO) Practice of the Year Award to some of our outstanding partners in community health.

Volunteer Ronii Rizzo with her auction win

The Thrill of Competition

Guests will receive one free raffle ticket upon entry to win a mystery prize, and can also compete in our small, curated silent auction for some fabulous prizes such as handmade local pottery and sports items. The proceeds from the auction will provide health care for those in need, so come early and bid often. Good luck!


Our events are made possible thanks to the support of our Corporate Champions. Our top investors are below.
Check out the full list here.

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Thank you to our civic partner:


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Secure Your Spot - RSVP

Complete the form below to ensure entry into the event. If you have any trouble or questions, contact [email protected].

Thanks to our sponsors, this event is FREE to attend. To help keep event costs down, please only RSVP if you are certain you can attend. If your plans change, please contact us to let us know.