Sharing the Magic 

Barber Christmas Ball

Thanks to all of the sponsors and attendees who made the 2022 Barber Christmas Ball a success!

Mark your calendar for next year:  Saturday, December 9, 2023

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About the Barber Christmas Ball

A holiday tradition for more than 50 years, the Barber Christmas Ball is a festive gala that benefits the mission of the Barber National Institute.  The event features live music, delicious food, and spectacular decorations in a beautiful setting on Erie’s bayfront.  Plan now to celebrate with friends, family, and neighbors to ring in the holiday season for a great cause.  Many sponsorship opportunities are available. 

The Barber Christmas Ball is a community event open to all!  You do not need a formal invitation to attend, but if you would like to receive one, please send your name and address to


Barber Ball Chair Couple 2022

Meet Our 2022 Christmas Ball Chair Couple

We’re pleased to introduce Tim and Lisa NeCastro, chair couple for our Christmas Ball
in our special 70th anniversary year.

Tim and Lisa are Erie natives who have a tremendous dedication to their hometown.
Since taking over as president and CEO of Erie Insurance in 2016, Tim has led the
company's commitment to direct more than $64 million to the revitalization of downtown

Lisa held a number of roles at Erie Insurance during a 36-year career there. She now
volunteers on many community initiatives, and is a founding member of United Way of
Erie County's Women United for Community Schools, a network of local women that
direct their financial resources to projects transforming the future of Erie children.
The couple is currently chairing the capital campaign to fund the expansion and
renovation of the expERIEnce Children's Museum.


Thank You 2023 Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors | $10,000

Gold Sponsors | $5,000

Emerald Sponsors | $2,500

Garnet Sponsors | $1,000

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