18th Annual Gala
Tampa General Hospital Foundation’s 18th Annual Gala is set for April 25, 2015 at Port Tampa Bay – Cruise Terminal 2. The theme for the 2015 TGH Foundation Gala is “Channelside: Experience Industrial Elegance.” This year’s event will be chaired by Catherine Christie-Zanghi, Heidrun Divers and Gretchen Dominguez. The Gala benefits Tampa General Hospital’s Fund for the Future, helping 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. Skanska returns as our Presenting Sponsor, and our Media Sponsor is the Tampa Bay Times. For sponsorship information, call (813) 844-7273.
TGH Foundation’s 17th Annual Gala
The Tampa General Hospital Foundation 17th Annual Gala, Come Together – A Tribute to The Beatles, was held on April 5, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Guests at the exclusive Patrons’ Party preceding the Gala were definitely feeling the 60’s vibe – the “British invasion” was in full effect as mop-topped guys and ‘bouffanted’ gals sipped on the signature cocktail and nibbled sumptuous English inspired hors d’oeuvres. Union Jack flags and British guards adorned the silent auction display, while guests looked both ways before crossing the life sized replica of Abbey Road. A solo guitarist serenaded the crowd with sweet 60’s tunes, while cheerful groupies passed out white daisies.
The ballroom doors opened at 7:30 p.m., and instantly “flower power” was in the air as guests dined on cuisine fit for the Queen, continued to place bids on silent auction items, and wandered over to the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds lounge to try their hand at the casino gaming tables. Before long, everyone hit the dance floor featuring a giant suspended yellow submarine.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman drew the winning ticket and announced the winner of the $10,000 Chance Drawing.
Music from The Black Honkeys kept a lively pace for dancers throughout the night. They proved to be a special enticement for our 2nd Annual After-Party (for young professionals and USF Health Residents & Fellows), who arrived at 9:30 p.m., and kept the psychedelic energy going until it was time to go home.
This year’s gala, under the guidance of Catherine Christie-Zanghi, Heidrun Divers and Gretchen Dominguez, raised over $284,000 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.
2014 Gala Sponsors
COME TOGETHER PRESENTING SPONSOR
PAPERBACK WRITER MEDIA SPONSOR
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT GAMING SPONSOR
I FEEL FINE BAR SPONSOR
ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER AUCTION SPONSOR
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE SPONSORS
Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Premier Eye Care
ABBEY ROAD SPONSORS
Barton Malow Company
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Stephen G. Brantley, M.D.
Ravi and Lavanya Bukkapatnam, Mohamed and Amira Helal
CapTrust Financial Advisors
Blake and Tate Casper
David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation
Pamela & Leslie Muma Family Foundation
Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg, Martin & Stoller, P.A
Ruffolo, Hooper & Associates, M.D., P.A.
Tampa Bay Rays
TEAMHealth Emergency Medicine
The Bank of Tampa
SGT. PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND SPONSORS
Dr. Michael Albrink and Dr. Karen Wells
Thilo and Betsy Best
Borrell Electric Co., Inc.
John A. Brabson, Jr.
Gregory Celestan and Joanne Tremont
DeLaVergne & Company
Drs. Charles and Denise Edwards
Everett Realty & Investments, Inc.
Fashion Seal Healthcare
Drew and Betsy Graham
HCSO Charities, Sheriff David Gee
Barbara and Scott Hurst
Infectious Disease Assoc. of Tampa Bay
John Sinnott, MD, USF Chair, Dept of Internal Medi
Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen
McCann & Baird Flooring Service, Inc.
Metro Aviation, Inc.
C. Daniel Riggs, Jr., M.D
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
David J. Samuels, M.D.
TEAMHealth Emergency Medicine
TLC Engineering for Architecture
Tomlin Talent Solutions
GLAD ALL OVER AFTER PARTY SPONSOR
Boca Bar Kitchen Market
SHE LOVES YOU DESSERT SPONSOR
David Alexander Fine Jewelry
FROM ME TO YOU PATRONS’ PARTY SPONSOR
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE COFFEE SPONSOR