The Christ Hospital Foundation hosted its Fourth Annual Gala on Saturday evening, November 5, 2011, at the Marriott Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. The largest fundraising event of the year for the hospital, the ballroom of the Marriott was filled to capacity with over 325 guests.
Generous benefactors and supporters contributed an unprecedented $400,000 towards this fundraising effort. The proceeds will be used to benefit the variety of clinical services provided by the hospital.
Presentations were made by the Vice President of Foundation Affairs and Marketing, Paula A. Nevoso; Christ Hospital President and CEO, Peter A. Kelly; the Bishop of Newark and Canterbury Health Services Board Chairman, The Right Reverend Mark M. Beckwith; Christ Hospital Foundation Board of Trustee Chairman, Timothy Vanover; and Christ Hospital Board of Trustee Chairman, The Reverend Geoffrey B. Curtiss. Also, special proclamations were presented to Christ Hospital in honor of the 2011 Gala by U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez; N.J. State Senator, Sandra Bolden-Cunningham; N.J. State Senator, Brian P. Stack; N.J. State Senator, Nicholas J. Sacco; Hudson County Executive, Thomas A. DeGise, and Jersey City Mayor, Jerramiah T. Healy commending the vital service Christ Hospital provides to the community.
Mr. Kelly commented that the 2011 Christ Hospital Gala exceeded all expectations. “I would like to extend special thanks to our corporate sponsors, donors and physician community for their overwhelming support of Christ Hospital this year. We are committed to providing the best healthcare possible to the residents of our community. Donations from the foundation go directly back to benefit the hospital.”
The new venue proved to be a great success with everyone complimenting the service, décor and sensational food. Guests of the 2011 Christ Hospital Gala enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing with fellow supporters of the hospital.