100th Baile de las Flores

Celebrating the Ribbon of Time

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Place: JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa
Tickets: $200 per person ($125 tax deductible)


6:00 pm No Host Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, Wheel of Whine or Wine game of chance and sale of signature 100th Baile stemless wine glass, Mariachis, Baile Folklorico, Photo Booth, Historical Exhibits
7:30 pm Dinner, Dancing, Live Music, After Hours Club

Follow the Baile de las Flores parking signage
Valet parking available at resort registration entrance
Shuttle and Self-Parking are closer to the party
Shuttle parking is at the golf course parking lot; will be available all evening
Self-Parking Garage

Transportation (by reservation only):
Transportation to and from the event courtesy of South of the Border Tours
4:45 p.m. pick up point at northeast corner of La Encantada Mall
Departs at 5:00 p.m. to El Con Mall
5:15 p.m. pick up point at northeast corner of El Con Mall
Departs at 5:30 p.m. to Starr Pass Resort
10:00 p.m. departure from Starr Pass Resort to El Con Mall and La Encantada Mall
Volunteers will be on site to assist you. Departure times are fixed.
Reserve your seats on the Baile invitation RSVP card or inquire at 100thbailedelasflores@stlukeshometucson.org or 520.940.7792


Raffle: Original oil, canvas wrapped, 30×40 painting, Embudo in Autumn, valued at $2,900, donated by the artist, Barbara Gurwitz

“Embudo in Autumn”

100th Baile de las Flores Artist: Barbara Gurwitz

Barbara Gurwitz was born in Massachusetts and grew up in West Hartford, CT. Barbara became an Arizona landscape painter of contemporary realism. Inspired by her travels, Barbara paints bright, colorful, expressive landscapes featuring villages set in valleys of the mountainous countryside. Her original paintings are in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad to include the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. and the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.

Raffle Tickets: $10 each or 6 for $50; do not need to be present to win.

Baile Note Cards: $15 for 10 cards; features Baile painting Embudo in Autumn

For more information, to purchase Baile note cards and raffle tickets email 100thbailedelasflores@stlukeshometucson.com or call Mary Greene at 520.940.7792

Past Baile de las Flores Artists

1986 Santos Barbosa 2003 Bob Kuhn
1987 Sarah Schmerl 2004 Diana Madaras
1988 Alice Nielsen 2005 Francois Koch
1989 Dan Bates 2006 Judy Flynn
1990 Patricia Hughes 2007 Jane Barton
1991 William Cook 2008 Mary Schaefer
1992 Susan Imwalle 2009 Frederick Hambly
1993 Mary Schaefer 2010 Lucy Masterman
1994 Nancy Prevo 2011 Chris Bubany
1995 Tom Hill 2012 Kurt Anderson
1996 Michael Ewing 2013 Roseann Munger
1997 Mary Wyant 2014 Santos Barbosa
1998 Harley Brown 2015 Tom Murray
1999 Duane Bryers 2016 Lawrence W. Lee
2000 Michael Stack 2017 Linda Dobkin
2001 Ken Riley 2018 Barry Sapp
2002 Don Crowley

100th Baile de las Flores Committee:

Mary Greene, Chair Becky Henne
Debbie Altschul Amanda Hrncirik
Pat Bjorhovde Debby Johnson
Pat Blomfield Margaret Kordsiemon
Ruth Campbell Frances Moore
Holly Clark Ginny Reeves
Cynthia Cobb Eileen Starace
Merrily Davis Lynne Van Sice
Gilda Dick Jere Voigt
Carrie Durham Kristin Wellik
Judy Flynn Sandie Witthoft
Mindy Griffith Amanda Johnson Eldridge
Marsie Habib

About the Baile

The Baile de las Flores is the signature fundraising gala of the Board of Visitors. It was first presented in 1920 to benefit St. Luke’s and the tubercular patients in their care. Today, the Baile benefits St. Luke’s and the Elders who make it their home.

The spectacular 100th Baile de la Flores continues the traditions of past Bailes on April 6, 2019, at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Guests will enjoy a festive celebration in the spirit of the Baile’s rich history.  The evening will feature the raffle of an original painting by noted artist Barbara Gurwitz, a fabulous silent auction and a display of historic items as well as lively entertainment and much, much more. The Baile will also honor the significant service of the Board of Visitors and promote the important mission of St. Luke’s Home.

The Board of Visitors – Celebrating a Legacy of Service

The women of the Board of Visitors have served the Tucson community for an impressive century.

Through several generations, they have demonstrated leadership in voluntarism, project development, program management and fundraising to provide help and resources for those with limited means.

In the early 1900’s, their white gloved hands gave comfort and eased suffering. Today’s women no longer wear the white gloves of the past, but their hands continue to offer comfort to ease the lives of those in need.

Through commitment, dedication and hard work, they have raised millions of dollars and donated countless volunteer hours to ensure the success of the projects they support. It is a remarkable legacy to celebrate.