Monaco in pink: solidarity and charity work

Monaco in... pink Solidarity and charity work

Pink is the colour of romance, optimism and happiness. The French for pink is "rose", hence the famous Rose Ball held every spring in the prestigious Salle des Étoiles. Alongside the many galas, non-profit organisations and foundations that help bring Monaco to life, the Rose Ball has come to symbolise the Principality's and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer's charitable commitments. It is a true source of inspiration for anyone wanting to organise professional events with a strong sense of commitment and responsibility. 

An enchanting ball for generous donors

Founded in 1954 by Princess Grace of Monaco, the Rose Ball has since established itself as an all-important social gathering in the heart of the Principality. But beyond the glitz and glamour, this major event is first and foremost the setting for an international charity fundraiser in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation.

Organised by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and presided over by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover, the Rose Ball flings open its doors every year to welcome some 750 guests under the stars in the Salle des Étoiles.


An exceptional setting whatever your plans

With its retractible roof and large bay windows offering a unique panoramic view of the Bay of Monaco, the Salle des Étoiles at Sporting Monte-Carlo is one of the most fascinating venues in Europe.

Its 1,000 sq.m of floor space and fully modular stage make it the ideal place for the Principality's biggest events - and your most important gatherings too. This luxurious venue is ideal for hosting galas, meetings and other special events.

Monaco: a place that believes in solidarity

The Principality and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer have always launched and supported Monaco's biggest charity initiatives and events.

As well as hosting the Rose Ball, the Salle des Étoiles is the venue for top-notch charity events such as the Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses and the unmissable Monaco Red Cross Gala concert, both of which are under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. There is also the Children of Frankie non-profit organisation, which helps sick, disabled and disadvantaged children from Monaco and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. Every year, it throws a Christmas party under the stars of Sporting Monte-Carlo’s famous ballroom.

In 2023, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Anant & Vanashree Singh Foundation joined forces with the Mandela Foundation to celebrate Madiba's legacy. A gala evening and dinner at the Monaco Yacht Club were attended by Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco, with Princess Zenani Mandela-Dlamini (Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter) as guest of honour.


The Principality’s charity work also regularly requires help from the chefs from Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, during charity dinners held throughout the year by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Another way organisations contribute, is via charitable sports events such as No Finish Line, a race open to all and held annually by the Children & Future non-profit association. Various fundraisers are also set up to collect Christmas toys, school supplies and essential goods. Examples of fundraisers include action by volunteer Guardian Angels to help society’s most disadvantaged people, and a drive to collect 115 kg of coins from the fountain on the Place du Casino. The latter actually managed to raise €3,500 for Fight Aids Monaco!

So if you're thinking of organising a truly meaningful charity evening or business event, or you want to demonstrate either your commitment to a non-profit or your support for a cause that's dear to your heart, why not do it in Monaco, a place that lives and breathes solidarity?

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