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52nd Annual Christmas Carol Ball

Festive holiday gala raised more than $1.3 million in support of Hoag

Newport Beach, CA (December 12, 2018) – Hoag Hospital Foundation welcomed more than 600 Hoag supporters, volunteers and friends to the Monarch Beach Resort to celebrate the 52nd Annual Christmas Carol Ball on Saturday, December 8, 2018. This year’s Christmas Carol Ball raised more than $1.3 million to support Hoag.

Guests were greeted in a video presentation featuring Pei-yuan Chia and Kitty Shen, co-chairs of this year’s gala. “What makes this night even merrier is that it is a significant fund raiser for Hoag,” Pei said. “Hoag couldn’t be what it is without your support.”

Hoag Director of Pastoral Care Reverend Don Oliver, Ph.D. led the blessing over a beautiful dinner prepared by Executive Chef Collin Thornton. The crowd enjoyed a live performance by the energetic band, NRG and danced the night away, many taking home silent auction items donated by friends of Hoag.

“Thank you to Pei-yuan and Kitty, extraordinary friends of Hoag. We appreciate their support and leadership as Christmas Carol Ball co-chairs and underwriters,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of the Hoag Hospital Foundation. “We’re also truly grateful for the generosity of our underwriters who embody the spirit of giving that has symbolized the Christmas Carol Ball for 52 years and counting.”

Andrizzi added that the Hoag Promise Campaign has raised $562 million to date, bringing the Hoag Hospital Foundation to 90 percent of its $627 million goal by December 31, 2020.

To view photos from this year’s Christmas Carol Ball and to watch video highlights of the fun and memorable evening, please click here.

We thank our generous 2018 Christmas Carol Ball underwriters:

Presenting Angel
Gary A. Fudge
Jack and Shanaz Langson Family Foundation
Debbie and Jeff Margolis
Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust

Trish and Mike Berchtold
Maria and Al Bubion
Pei-yuan Chia and Katherine Shen
Sandi and Ron Simon

Guardian Angel
Newport Orthopedic Institute
Bob and Diana Brookes
Ben and Carmela Du
Joan and Andy Fimiano
Lia and Victor Assad / The Iacocca Family Foundation
John and Suzanne Meindle Charitable Foundation
Susie and George Wood

Christmas Angel
Robert and Kitty Brunswick
Callero Family Foundation
John K. Conners Family
Frome Family Foundation
Ken and Lydia Himes
Hoag's Heroes
Jacobs Engineering
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph
Karen and Tom Linden
Rick Martin, RN
Carolyn and Gary McKitterick
Newport Critical Care Physicians
Newport Emergency Medical Group
Orthopedic Specialty Institute
Michael and Rita Purcell
Progressive Management Systems
Raney Zusman Medical Group
Sea Crest Home Health and Hospice Services
Jamie and Jamie Shepherds
John and Susan Spiezia
Sterling BMW
Dan and Leslee Young

For more information about the 2018 Christmas Carol Ball or Hoag Hospital Foundation, visit www.HoagPromise.org or call (949) 764-7217.

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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