The 23rd Annual MAD Foundation Ball was held on Melbourne Cup Eve, Monday 6th November 2023 at the Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre Melbourne. It was an evening filled with joy and warmth, as people came together to support a worthy cause.

The ambiance was charged with excitement, with everyone eagerly contributing to the fundraising endeavours. Thanks to the generous backing of sponsors, partners, and donors, the funds raised at the ball will play a crucial role in enabling the MAD Foundation to offer essential assistance to numerous beneficiaries in 2024. The foundation works closely with esteemed institutions such as the Royal Children’s Hospital Department of Neurodevelopment and Disability, Monash Children’s Hospital, Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Very Special Kids, and other dedicated partners.

The ball was not just about raising funds; it was also an opportunity to forge meaningful connections with others. The sensational Abba tribute band, Bjorn Again, enthralled the audience on the dancefloor with their renditions of beloved Abba songs. The spirit of giving was tangible, filling the hearts of everyone in the room with a sense of warmth and hope.

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MADball23 in the ballroom

MADball23 party!

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23 years is a big milestone for any person, any business, and most certainly, any not-for-profit organisation.

This year, the MAD Ball is celebrating not only 23 years, but:

• Thousands of supporters attending our events over the years
• Multiple extraordinary corporate partners
• Together, making a difference for over 300 families with over $2m in funds raise

This year, you and your guests are invited to help us make our 23rd our best year yet.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun, dancing and making a difference as we groove to the incredible music of ABBA with sensational cover band Bjorn Again.


As a partner of MAD, you know that your sponsorship will directly help improve the lives of children and young people living with disability and disadvantage. MAD’s partners support a 100% volunteer run organisation that works hard to keep admin costs tiny so that the money raised goes to where it’s really needed.

Our partnerships begin with a sponsorship package at the ball and continue with benefits across the calendar year. We are able to tailor a specific package for your brand using the levels outlined in the attached proposal.

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