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


Newport Beach, CA (December 14, 2019) – Hoag Hospital Foundation welcomed Hoag supporters, volunteers and friends to the Monarch Beach Resort to celebrate the 53rd Annual Christmas Carol Ball on Saturday, December 14, 2019. This year’s Christmas Carol Ball raised more than $1,360,000 million to support Hoag.

Robert and Kitty Brunswick, co-chairs of this year’s gala, greeted and thanked the more than 600 guests in attendance. “Kitty and I want to thank you for being here tonight and for your continued support of Hoag. Each of you play an important part in the success of the Hoag Promise Campaign, and we thank you for helping bring world-class care to our community.”

“Robert and Kitty are generous friends of Hoag. We appreciate their leadership in establishing Hoag Innovators to support Hoag in acquiring advanced technologies and implementing innovative services necessary to offer world-class health care right here in Orange County,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president, Hoag Hospital Foundation. “We appreciate the energy and enthusiasm they brought as co-chairs of this year’s ball. They are joined by a group of underwriters who embody the spirit of giving that has symbolized the Christmas Carol Ball for 53 years and counting.” 

Andrizzi added that the Hoag Promise Campaign has raised $644 million to date, exceeding the Hoag Hospital Foundation’s goal to 103 percent of its $627 million goal by December 31, 2020.

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. 

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

We thank our generous 2019 Christmas Carol Ball underwriters: 

Presenting Angel
Jack and Shanaz Langson Family Foundation
Debbie and Jeff Margolis
Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust 

Trish and Mike Berchtold
Kevin and Patricia Moriarty
Ruby Family Foundation / Wendy and Ken Ruby
Sandi and Ron Simon 

Guardian Angel
Lia and Victor Assad / Iacocca Family Foundation
Ben and Carmela Du
Joan and Andy Fimiano
The Wood and Muzzy Families
David and Diana Sun 

Christmas Angel
Dwight and Kathie Armstrong
Deborah and Larry J. Bridges
Bob and Diana Brookes
Robert and Kitty Brunswick
Bob and Terry Callahan
Callero Family Foundation
Sherri and Maynard Carkhuff Family
Sheri and Chris Dialynas
The Hale Family
Ken and Lydia Himes
Jacobs Engineering
Lynn and Mike Joseph
Dr. Paul Lee and Mrs. Ellen Lee
Jessica Liang
Ann and Robert Lucas
Professor Robert A. Mah and Dr. Adeline Yen Mah
Carolyn and Gary McKitterick
Newport Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
Newport Critical Care Physicians
Newport Emergency Medical Group
Newport Harbor Anesthesia Consultants
Newport Orthopedic Institute
Progressive Management Systems
Sea Crest Home Health and Hospice Services
Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation
Sterling BMW
Tsao Family Foundation
Ueberroth Family Foundation
Dan and Leslee Young

For more information about the 2019 Christmas Carol Ball or Hoag Hospital Foundation, visit www.HoagPromise.org or call (949) 764-7217.


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, the promise of the comprehensive Campaign is to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.


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