April 27, 2023

An event for women, about women, to benefit women.


main sponsors
The Moth Ball®, Chattanooga

Dust off that wedding, prom, or bridesmaid dress, or anything fabulous in your closet for an evening full of food, fun, and fashions from the past! 

The Moth Ball® by CityScope® is now the largest single event attended by women in the Chattanooga area. The event is led by CMC Publications, a local family-owned business that publishes CityScope® magazine, HealthScope® magazine, and the Choose Chattanooga® – Chattanooga Resource and Relocation Guide®. 

Each year, the fundraiser benefits a different nonprofit in Hamilton County that supports women in need. Started in 2012, to date the event has gifted over $365k for the benefit of these local nonprofit organizations. In 2023, all proceeds will benefit:

Purchase Tickets

    (Just Because)
  • $25 Valet Parking Pass
    (Limited Availability)

Must be 21 over or to attend

Add-on: $10-$100 Additional Donation to Austin Hatcher (Just Because)

Fast Facts


Food, fun & fashions from the past. An event for women to benefit women.


It’s a chance to finally wear that wedding dress, prom dress, bridesmaid dress, or any old thing that’s been taking up residence in your closet, and also a unique opportunity to support a great cause with a bunch of great women.


Every year, The Moth Ball® by CityScope® benefits a different nonprofit in Hamilton County that has a positive impact on the lives of women in our community. The 2023 beneficiary is the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.


April 27, 2023
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm


The Signal, Chattanooga, Tennessee

how much?

$75 General Admission Ticket
$10-100 Add-on: Additional Donation to Austin Hatcher (just because)
$25 Valet Parking Pass

The History of The Moth Ball®

Women love a good excuse to dress up, especially when it’s for a good cause. The Moth Ball® by CityScope®, a ladies-only fundraiser, is a chance for women to dust off that wedding, prom, bridesmaid dress or anything old in their closet for an evening full of food, fun, fabulous music and tons of fashions from the past.

The Moth Ball® was started in 2012 by Terri Holley, Alison Lebovitz, and a dedicated committee and was an instant success. Inspiration for the Moth Ball® came when Lebovitz’s husband Alan dared her to wear her wedding dress to dinner for the couple’s anniversary. When the couple ran into then co-chair Terri Holley, the idea for a new fundraiser was born. “We talked about how much fun it would be to dare others to wear their old dresses too, and how an event like that would make a great fundraiser for women’s causes within our community — and the rest, as they say, is fashion history,” Lebovitz says.

The Moth Ball®’s fundraising mission is to select a different beneficiary each year that is a nonprofit in Hamilton County whose work has a positive impact on women. Since its inception in 2012, a special group of sponsors and women between the ages of 21 and 91 have attended the event and helped to gift over $365k to support other women.

In 2015, Terri and Alison graciously asked CityScope® magazine to help further the event’s great success along with a great group of community volunteers. Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2020, and we can’t wait to see you again at the next Moth Ball®!

Beneficiaries of the Moth Ball® by CityScope® are chosen annually by a committee formed of local volunteers and event organizers. Eligible organizations must be a nonprofit in good standing with 501c3 status, whose work is based in Hamilton County, Tennessee and have a positive impact on the lives of women in this community.

The 2023 Moth Ball® by CityScope® will benefit: