The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery host the 12th Annual fundraising gala. The Gravediggers' Ball has raised nearly half a million dollars towards the preservation, maintenance, accessibility and educational interpretation of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the first cemetery in the United States to receive the designation of National Historic Landmark. The charity event has generated crucial funding that has helped to develop the cemetery from a little-known historic site to a recognized leader in public programming for burial grounds around the world. In addition to ticket revenues, event funding is primarily raised through corporate sponsorships, advertising, and private donations.
Spend an evening sampling food, craft beer and top-shelf liquor from the city's best restaurants and breweries while enjoying live music by the Philadelphia singer-songwriter Tim Williams and local DJs.