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Hoag Hospital Foundation Raises $225,016 at 32nd Annual Hoag Summer Fest


O.C.’s Favorite Foodie and Music Event Celebrates 32 Years of Supporting Hoag

Newport Beach, CA (July 25, 2019) – More than 1,500 guests nibbled on tastings from 40 of our area’s finest eateries and danced to the Motown sounds of Chez’z Best Band at the 2019 Hoag Summer Fest. Hosted by the Hoag Hospital Foundation and its 552 Club, the event was held on Thursday, July 18, at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach. Once again, this much anticipated summer tradition was a sellout, raising more than $225,016 for Hoag with help from this year’s event Chairs, community leaders Cheryl and Mark Hardtke.

“We offer our heartfelt thanks to Cheryl and Mark Hardtke for supporting this important event in their roles as the Chairs,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president, Hoag Hospital Foundation. “We are also extremely grateful to all of our food and beverage partners, event underwriters and volunteers – thanks to them, this event continues to provide a wonderful experience for our guests, year after year, while raising funds for Hoag.” 

Guests were treated to samples of exquisite foods and beverages created by top chefs from Orange County’s best restaurants. Hoag Summer Fest restaurant partners, many of whom have been loyal participants for decades, are vital to the overall success of this popular event. We extend our deep appreciation to this year’s participating restaurants for donating their time, talent, food and beverages to the 2019 Hoag Summer Fest:

A Restaurant, Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, Back Bay Bistro, Bayside Restaurant, Bear Flag Fish Co., Bluewater Grill, Burger Boss, CdM Restaurant, Chaak Kitchen, Coastal Catering, Don Francisco’s Coffee, El Cholo Corona del Mar, Fig & Olive, Fresh Brothers, Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen, Greenleaf Chopshop, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Ho Sum Bistro, Hoag Hospital Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center Mobile Kitchen, LAVA Craft Cocktail Co., Louie’s by the Bay, Maggiano’s at South Coast Plaza, Mayor’s Table, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach Firefighters, Newport Rib Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes of Costa Mesa, Olea Restaurant & Bar, Rusty Pelican, Sabatino's, Santa Monica Seafood, Straub Distributing Company, The Bungalow Restaurant, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, Toast Kitchen & Bakery, Turnip Rose Catering, W Cafe & Restaurant and Zotovich Vineyards & Winery.

Guests had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win gift packages from restaurants and local vendors as well as other exciting items. The grand prize was a one-year lease of a new 2019 BMW 330i courtesy of Sterling BMW of Newport Beach.

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


Sandy Fainbarg
Steven Fainbarg
Feuerstein Family
Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Marianne & Jim Nahin
Northern Trust
Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation
Sterling BMW
Wells Fargo Advisors/Gina Cereda
Woodside Credit, LLC


The Mogharebi Group
Mara & Keith Murray


Apriem Advisors
Argyros Family Foundation
Braathen Family Trust
Dr. William Brownson and Terri Turner
Judi Dutton
Hoag Pathology Group
Marilyn McIntyre
The Bendetti Company
Thomas and James Mouradick
Thomas and Marian Nau
Newport Harbor Anesthesia Consultants
Ueberroth Family Foundation
Van der Steen Family

Chez’z Best Band, one of the most entertaining Motown bands, was the headliner of the evening’s entertainment which also featured Alexa Cappelli.  

For event photos, click here.



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. Please visit www.HoagPromise.org.


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