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30th Annual Hoag Summer Classic raises $245,860 for Hoag

The 2017 Hoag Summer Classic, hosted by the Hoag Hospital Foundation and its 552 Club, was a sold-out event with more than 1,400 guests at The Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach. This summer tradition was held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, raising $245,860 for Hoag.

Themed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this year’s Hoag Summer Classic was co-chaired by Megan and Jonathan Acosta and Caroline and Andre Vovan, M.D.

“For 30 years, our community has come together to enjoy this event that serves for many as the introduction to a life-long partnership with Hoag,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of Hoag Hospital Foundation. “Community support is what allows Hoag to keep its promise of delivering the very best care now and well into the future.”

Guests sampled exquisite food and beverages from 41 of Orange County’s finest restaurants. Hoag Summer Classic restaurant partners, many of whom have been loyal participants for decades, were vital to the overall success of this popular event. The Hoag Hospital Foundation deeply appreciated this year’s participating restaurants for donating their time, talent, food and beverage to the 2017 Hoag Summer Classic:

A Restaurant, Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, , Back Bay Bistro, Bayside Restaurant, Bistro Papillote, Bluewater Grill, Boudin Bakery, The Bungalow, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, Coastal Catering by Island Hotel, Cowgirl Winery of Carmel Valley, Don Francisco’s Gourmet Coffee, DP Catering, El Cholo, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen, Georis Winery of Carmel Valley, Harborside Restaurant, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Hoag Hospital Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center Mobile Kitchen, Kéan Coffee, LCA Wine – Costa Mesa, Maggiano’s Little Italy South Coast Plaza, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach Fire Department, Newport Landing Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Newport Rib Company, RED O Taste of Mexico, Royal Thai Cuisine, Rusty Pelican, Sabatino's Lido Shipyard Sausage Company, Sambazon Acai Cafe, San Antonio Winery, Santa Monica Seafood, Spa Girl Cocktails, Straub Distributing Company, Tackle Box, Taverna Laguna Beach, Turnip Rose Elite Catering, Water Grill and Zotovich Vineyards and Winery.

Live entertainment by DSB, hailed as the "next best thing" to Journey, got everyone on their feet to dance the night away. Meaningful messages were left on the Hoag Promise wall with everyone’s promise to the Hoag community. Guests also had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for their chance to win gift packages from restaurants, local vendors and other exciting items. The grand prize raffle item was a one-year lease of a new 2017 BMW 428i Gran Coupe, courtesy of Sterling BMW of Newport Beach.

We thank the following underwriters for their generosity and support of this year’s Hoag Summer Classic:  

Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery in honor of Dr. Melvin J. Silverstein,


The Larkin Family


Andrei Foundation
Gina and Jeffrey Cereda/Wells Fargo Advisors
Steven Fainbarg
Feuerstein Family
Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Marianne and Jim Nahin
Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation
Steven Silverstein & Larry Felix
Sterling BMW
Woodside Credit and Kirwan Family Foundation


Breastlink and Finesse Plastic Surgery
Mara and Keith Murray 


Avila's El Ranchito
Beacon Pointe Advisors
Donna and Mike Buxton
CommerceWest Bank
Fred Abdelnour/Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Grant Genovese & Baratta, LLP
Arlene Ke
Karen and Tom Linden
Marilyn McIntyre
Thomas C. Mouradick
Emergency Medical Group
The Northern Trust Company
Pacific Hospitalist Associates
Hilary Stagliano, BSN, RN
Jane and Richard Taylor

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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. For more information, visit www.HoagPromise.org.


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