Orange County, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2014) - More than 520 guests joined event chairs, Tracy and Roger Kirwan, raising $850,000 to support Hoag. Hundreds of Hoag’s family of supporters, volunteers and friends gathered at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach to celebrate the Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 48th Annual Christmas Carol Ball on Saturday, December 6, 2014. A tradition since 1966, the event raised $850,000 for Hoag to support a variety of needs including comprehensive programs, research, education, clinical staff, and patient support services.
“The Christmas Carol Ball is not only a special way to celebrate the holiday season, it’s an opportunity for us all to show our support for Hoag, one of our treasured community assets,” said Event Chair Roger Kirwan.
This year’s Ball was an evening full of surprises, starting with carolers greeting guests upon arrival and a performance by the All-American Boys Chorus. Hoag’s long-time friend, Nora Jorgensen Johnson, gave the invocation and led the guests in a rousing Christmas carol. Other special touches included a unique performance by figure skaters on an ice rink inside the ballroom. Guests rang in the holiday season with fine dining by Executive Chef Frederic Castan and dancing to the music of NRG.
The live auction was orchestrated by the talented Auctioneer, Letitia Frye, and included a private dinner for eight at Rick Bayless’ Red O at Fashion Island, an Angels Baseball Once in a Lifetime Experience, and a TUDOR United Sportscar Championship experience at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from Traditional Jewelers that included a watch from TUDOR.
As part of the silent auction, Bid For A Cause featured an exclusive opportunity for guests to make smaller donations with mighty impact for the Hospital. Items included buying new wheelchairs for patient transport, funding nursing scholarships for Hoag nurses, and providing education materials and refreshments for a month’s worth of cancer support groups.
“As health care delivery continues to evolve, community support is more important than ever to continue Hoag’s role as an innovative health care leader,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., Hoag Hospital Foundation President and Senior Vice President, Hoag. “We are grateful for all those who support Hoag through the Hoag Hospital Foundation events such as the Christmas Carol Ball. Each of our guests truly makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.”
Scott S. Pollard, Trustee of the Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust
Sandi and Ron Simon
Edward B. Fedishon
Tracy and Roger Kirwan and Family
Margaret and Tom Larkin
Fariborz Maseeh / The Massiah Foundation
Suki and Randall McCardle
Tsoong Family Foundation
Richard and Sally Afable
Dick and Mary Allen
Byron and Ronnie Allumbaugh
James T. Caillouette, MD
Pei-yuan Chia and Katherine Shen
Heidi A. Cortese
James and Viki Coufos Foundation
Ben and Carmela Du
Greater Newport Physicians
Maralou and Jerry Harrington
Ken and Lydia Himes
Hoag Medical Group
Shanaz and Jack Langson
Karen and Tom Linden
Carolyn and Gary McKitterick
Pam and Jim Muzzy
Newport Critical Care Physicians
Newport Harbor Radiology Associates Medical Group, Inc.
Raney and Zusman Medical Corporation
Kylie Schuyler and Douglas Hodge
Sea Crest Home Health & Hospice
Sterling BMW, Preston Minor
Jane and Richard Taylor
Frances and John Applegate, MD
Deborah and Larry Bridges
Victoria and David Collins
Newport Emergency Group
Newport Harbor Anesthesia Consultants Medical Group, Inc.
Pacific Hospitalist Associates
Gwyn Parry, MD
Justice Sheila and Mr. Ygal Sonenshine
Susan and Tim Strader, Sr.
Carol and Kent Wilken
Care Ambulance Service, Inc.
Sally and Randy Crockett
Josephine and Vito Di Giorgio
Doug and Julie Garn
Regina and Richard Hunsaker
Gail and Peter Ochs
Pain Care Providers - Dr. Rafizad and Dr. Mahrou
Rainbow Environmental Services
Dr. William Shankle and Mrs. Junko Hara
Diane and Michael Stephens
The Wahler Family Trust
About the Hoag Hospital Foundation
Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest healthcare 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 healthcare leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation conducts campaigns and programs that generate more than $40 million per year in gifts and pledges. The Foundation is currently in the planning phase of a campaign with a working goal of $500 million by 2020.
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