TGH Foundation’s 19th Annual Gala

Save the date!  The Tampa General Hospital Foundation 19th Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center.  Skanska USA Building, Inc. will be returning as our Presenting Sponsor.  Event proceeds will benefit TGH’s Children’s Medical Center.  For sponsorship, volunteer, and additional information please contact Jamie Powell at (813) 844-7273 or

18th Annual Gala

The Tampa General Hospital Foundation 18th Annual Gala, Channelside: Experience Industrial Elegance, was held on April 25, 2015 at Port Tampa Bay – Cruise Terminal 2. Guests at the exclusive Patrons’ Party preceding the Gala were treated to nothing but glamour upon entering the lobby of the terminal. Glittering chandeliers sparkled from above, while a lively jazz ensemble serenaded the crowd. Gorgeous gowns and dapper tuxes were as far as the eye could see as patrons’ enjoyed fresh farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres and expertly crafted signature cocktails.

At 7:30 sharp giant retractable doors were raised and guests were taken from “speakeasy chic” to “NYC rooftop”. With a larger than life loft feel, attendees were awed by row after row of feasting tables dripping in orchids, lilies and snapdragons, decadent dining stations, and a swanky casino lounge fit for any VIP. Guests were immediately drawn to the custom on-site gallery featuring this year’s silent auction. 44 pieces of work from Local Tampa Bay artisans were professionally displayed and up for bid. Many of the items purchased have been donated back to TGH’s public art program and will have prominent placement here at the hospital. Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Fred Hames of Skanska were kind enough to draw the winning ticket and announce the winner of this year’s $10,000 Chance Drawing. Music from Breezin’ Mixology kept the dancefloor bustling throughout the night.  Their instrumental/DJ collaboration proved to be a special enticement for our 3rd Annual After-Party guests, who arrived at 9:30. Armed with blinking LED glasses, they kept the night club vibe going till the end.

This year’s gala, under the guidance of Catherine Christie-Zanghi, Heidrun Divers and Gretchen Dominguez, raised over $325,000 in net proceeds for Tampa General Hospital’s Fund for the Future. This fund helps TGH achieve its vision of being the leading medical center in West Central Florida. Contributions ensure that our dedicated physicians and patient care staff have all the necessary tools to provide excellent medical care and to advance teaching, research and service in our community.


2015 Gala Sponsors



Tampa Bay Times






Radiology Associates of FL


David Alexander Fine Jewelry

EWI Construction

Kuhn Automotive Group

Port Tampa Bay

Melitta USA, Inc.

CapTrust Advisors
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
USF Health

PNC Bank
Southwest Airlines
Florida Hospital
Frank Agliano

Bacen & Jordan, P.A.
Barton Malow Company
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Borrell Electric Co., Inc.
Stephen G. Brantley, M.D.
Bright House Networks
Dr. Ravi and Lavanya Bukkapatnum and Drs. Mohamed and Amira Helal
Bush Ross PA
Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants
David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation
Florida Pediatric Associates
Gresham, Smith & Partners
HKS Architects / TLC Engineering for Architecture
Infectious Disease Associates of Tampa Bay
Eleanor and Buck McInnis
Pamela & Leslie Muma Family Foundation, Inc.
Roig Lawyers
Ruffolo, Hooper & Assoc., M.D., P.A.
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Ltd.
TeamHealth, Inc.
TECO Energy
The Bank of Tampa

Gregory Celestan and Joanne Tremont
Joe and Catherine Zanghi
Dr. Barbara Cook Reitzel
DeLaVergne & Company
Drs. Charles and Denise Edwards
Toni Everett
Face Foundation
Todd and Erin Farha
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Feldman
Charles and Carol Funk
Drew and Betsy Graham
Izzo & Alkire
Dr. and Mrs. John and Julia Kauzlarich
Evolve Bank and Trust
Lykes Insurance, Inc.
Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen PA
Dr. Benjamin and Elizabeth Mackie
Drs. Fadi and Linda Matar
McKesson Pharmaceutical
McCann & Baird Flooring Service, Inc.
Gene and Patsy McNichols
Metro Aviation, Inc.
JP Morgan Securities, LLC
Judith M. Ploszek
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
STERIS Corporation
SunTrust Bank
Tate and Stacy Taylor
TeamHealth, Inc.
Holly and John Tomlin
Susan and John Touchton
Tower Realty Partners