Annual foodie and music event totals over $2,000,000 in funds raised for Hoag since 1998.
The 2016 Hoag Summer Classic, hosted by the Hoag Hospital Foundation and its 552 Club, was a sold-out event with more than 1,500 guests at The Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach. This highly anticipated summer favorite was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, raising $190,000 for Hoag.
Frances and John Applegate, M.D. with Megan and Brad Schmitt were co-chairs for this year’s event. “We thank our co-chairs and our many volunteers for their hard work in providing our guests with a wonderful experience,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, PhD, president of Hoag Hospital Foundation. “Thanks to our generous event underwriters as well as our restaurant partners, who donated all the food and beverages, the 2016 Hoag Summer Classic was an unprecedented success.”
While hundreds of donors and friends of Hoag attend this event annually, for many, the Hoag Summer Classic serves as the introduction to Hoag. Everyone enjoyed this year’s Hoag Summer Classic which served up culinary masterpieces from more than 40 of Orange County’s finest restaurants including: A Restaurant, Back Bay Bistro, Bayside Restaurant, Bluewater Grill, The Bungalow, Café Gratitude, Caliente Southwest Grille, club Detox, Coastal Catering by Island Hotel, DP Catering, El Cholo, Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Harborside, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Justin Vineyards and Winery, Kéan Coffee, Maddalena Vineyard Brand, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Newport Firefighters’ Association, Newport Landing, Newport Rib Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Old Vine Café, Orange Coast Winery, Pizza Nova, Red O, The Ritz Prime Seafood, Royal Thai Cuisine, Ruby’s Diner, Rusty Pelican, Sabatino's Lido Sausage Company, Santa Monica Seafood, Spa Girl Cocktails, Straub Distributing, Sweet Lady Jane, Turnip Rose Catering, Waffleholic Café and Wine Gallery and Schroeder Family Wines.
In addition to the fantastic food and drink tastings, The Chicago Experience opened the evening with their classic rock performance followed by The Doobie Experience who took the stage as the main act.
The event held an impressive raffle thanks to the Hoag Summer Classic restaurant partners and underwriters that included packages from participating restaurants and a one-year Lease of a new 2016 BMW 428i Gran Coupe, courtesy of Sterling BMW.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Hoag’s 552 Club.
About Hoag Hospital Foundation
Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest health care systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.
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