TGH Foundation’s 17th Annual Gala
The Tampa General Hospital Foundation will host its 17th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. This year’s guests will be invited to experience Come Together – A Tribute to the Beatles. Those attending will have an opportunity to experience 50 years of music and memories – as we look back at the “Fab Four” and the remarkable musical careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
16th Annual Gala
The Tampa General Hospital Foundation 16th Annual Gala –License to Thrill, Which Bond Are You? – was held on May 4, 2013 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Guests at the exclusive Patrons’ Party preceding the Gala were definitely dressed to kill – in fact, at least one eye-patched Largo and a bowler-hatted Odd Job appeared to get into the spirit of the evening – as golden Bond girls, circulating through the crowd, lent another element of glitter to a high-energy cocktail hour.
The ballroom doors opened at 7:30, inviting everyone to embrace their “inner agents,” try their hands at the Casino Royale gaming tables, place their bids on silent auction items and imagine themselves behind the wheel of one of two Aston Martins on display. The cuisine was fit for 007 himself, and special martinis, whether shaken or stirred, poured down a unique ice luge that would have delighted the most inventive of Bond villains. Jim Burkhart, Tampa General’s President and CEO, announced the winner of the $10,000 Chance Drawing, after Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman drew the winning ticket. The Bay Kings Band kept a lively pace for dancers throughout the night, and proved to be a special enticement for our inaugural After-Party for young professionals and USF Health Residents and Fellows, who arrived at 9:30 and kept the Bond buzz going until it was time to go home.
This year’s gala, under the guidance of McIver Grim and Wayne Lewis, raised over $270,000 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.