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Now in its eighth year, the Emily Krzyzewski Center’s Mother’s Day Ball has quickly become a premier benefit event in the Triangle area. Inspired by Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s relationship with his mother Emily, the Mother’s Day Ball is designed to honor the role of family and community in the development of today’s youth. On May 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., 500 guests will convene at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club for an evening of fine dining, dancing, and celebration of the students, families, and achievements of Emily K Center – including a special announcement from Coach K about the Center’s future



Online ticket sales have closed and limited tickets are available. Please contact Sarah Brockett directly to purchase tickets: or 919-680-0308. 

Tickets for the 8th Annual Mother’s Day Ball are $250 per person or $3,000 for a table of ten with preferred seating. All tickets include a cocktail hour, seated dinner, dancing, and entertainment until midnight. Proceeds benefit the Emily K Center and its mission to inspire students to dream big, act with character and purpose, and reach their potential as leaders in the community.

Interested in staying overnight at the Washington Duke Inn? A special room rate of $158 per night is available for Mother's Day Ball attendees. To book your room online, click here. To book by phone, call (800) 443-3853 and use group code 640996. Rooms must be booked by 5:00 p.m. on April 18 to guarantee this rate. 



This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors - both individual and corporate. If you, your company, or organization is interested in supporting the Ball, please contact Sarah Brockett at 919.680.0308 or Sponsorships begin at $1,000 and we are happy to tailor a package to meet your needs. Please note that the sponsor list below will be updated as new sponsors are added.


Thank you to the following sponsors: 


The Krzyzewski Family

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 Susan Sabiston


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Kerry and Jed Carlson | Cenplex Building Services | CT Wilson Construction Co., Inc.

Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry | Durham Coca-Coca Bottling Company | Eno Ventures, LLC

Melanie and Jeff Fox  | Fulbright & Fulbright, CPA, PA | Jewelsmith, Inc. | Cindy and Brendan Moylan

Pappas Capital | RBC Foundation | RBC Wealth Management

Michelle and Steve Serck | Susan and Jim Yuschak



For questions about the Mother’s Day Ball, please contact Sarah Brockett at or call 919.680.0308.



The Emily K Center, a nonprofit organization in Durham, was established in 2006 and named in honor of Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s mother. The Center serves as a college access hub in Durham, North Carolina, propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college through its K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to any local high school student through the Game Plan: College program. Through broader facility partnerships, thousands of additional students and community members use the Center as a place to convene, learn, and grow.

Support from organizations like yours allows the Emily K Center to continue to offer its programming free of charge to the students it serves. The Center is now in its twelfth year of operation and is proud to have grown from an organization serving 38 students in one program in its first year to more than 500 students across four programs this year. Your support of the Emily K Center and events like the Mother’s Day Ball makes this possible.

For additional details on the Emily K Center and our programming, please visit

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