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31st Annual Hoag Summer Fest Raises over $261,000

O.C.’s Favorite Foodie and Music Event Celebrates 31 Years of Supporting Hoag

Newport Beach, CA (July 10, 2018) – The 2018 Hoag Summer Fest (formerly known as 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 Newport Dunes in Newport Beach. The highly anticipated annual event was held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, raising over $261,000 for Hoag.

This year’s festival-themed event included a Ferris wheel and was co-chaired by Drs. Valery and David Brouwer and community leaders Lauri and Steve Delson.

“For 31 years, this event has not only served as a way to benefit Hoag and health care in our community but also to bring the community together for a night of fantastic food, fun and entertainment,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of Hoag Hospital Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for our community partners who have helped shape Hoag into what it is today, and are also helping to determine what Hoag evolves into tomorrow.”

Guests met some of Orange County’s top chefs while sampling exquisite food and beverages from 40 of the finest local restaurants. Hoag Summer Fest 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 appreciates this year’s participating restaurants for donating their time, talent, food and beverage to the 2018 Hoag Summer Fest:

A Restaurant, Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, Back Bay Bistro, Bayside Restaurant, Bear Flag Fish Co., Bluewater Grill, Coastal Catering by Island Hotel, Don Francisco Coffee, DP Catering, El Cholo Corona del Mar, Fig & Olive, Fresh Brothers, Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Ho Sum Bistro, Kéan Coffee, LCA Wine, Cowgirl Winery, Georis Winery, Maggiano’s Little Italy South Coast Plaza, Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center Mobile Kitchen, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach Firefighters Association, Newport Rib Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes of Costa Mesa, Olea Cellar. Craft. Cook.,  RED O Taste of Mexico, Royal Thai Cuisine, Rusty Pelican, Sabatino's Lido Shipyard Sausage Company, Santa Monica Seafood, Straub Distributing Company, Sugar ‘N Spice Balboa Island Home of the Original Frozen Banana Since 1945, The Bungalow Restaurant, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, Turnip Rose Elite Catering, Two Left Forks, Waterline at Balboa Bay Resort, and Zotovich Vineyards and Winery.

Live entertainment by Jumping Jack Flash, known as the world’s greatest tribute to The Rolling Stones, got everyone on their feet to dance the night away.

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 2018 BMW X3 courtesy of Sterling BMW of Newport Beach.

The Hoag Hospital Foundation thanks the following underwriters for their generosity and support of this year’s Hoag Summer Fest:  


Sheri and Chris Dialynas
Fry Family Foundation


Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation
Sandy Fainbarg
Steven Fainbarg
Feuerstein Family
Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Marianne and Jim Nahin
Sterling BMW


Joyce Mack
Mara and Keith Murray
Verity Medical Foundation


Rick and Sally Afable
Andrei Foundation
Argyros Family Foundation
Dr. William Brownson and Terri Turner
Kevin P. Crampton Foundation
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles
Lisa Guerra
Bill and Trish Hendricksen Karen and Tom Linden
Marilyn McIntyre
Thomas Mouradick
Northern Trust Bank of California
Pacific Hospitalist Associates
Refrigeration Equipment Specialist Co.
John and Susan Spiezia
Western Mutual Insurance Co.

For event photos, please click here. To view a video of the event, please click here.

About the 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.  

The Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate & Transform with a goal of $627 million by December 31, 2020, making it one of the largest campaigns to date in community-based health care. The Hoag Promise Campaign is comprehensive in the truest sense of the word. Every leader from every area is engaged. Every institute and center is touched. Every program is enhanced. The goal is to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential. Please visit www.HoagPromise.org.


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