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70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball



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The 70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball, themed A Glamorous Evening in Old Hollywood, was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. Charity Ball exceeded $200,000 and will benefit palliative care services at Mount Nittany Medical Center.  

Shown above is the 2018 Charity Ball Committee from Left to Right:  Tracie Doucette, Monica Wright, Jennifer Rahne, Michelle Raptosh, Amy Gravine, Gina Woskob, Chair, Betsy Hall, RN, Rebecca Caylor, Heather Kirk, Kristie Patterson, Madeline Hertzberg, Bridget Flickinger, MD, and Shelly Williams, RN.

Guests were treated to Old Hollywood-themed food stations and entertained by  EBE Entertainment's Monte Carlo until midnight. 

Mercedes-Benz European Driving Adventure Raffle
The winner of the Mercedes-Benz European Driving Adventure, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of State College was Kevin Black, MD of Hershey, PA.  This trip includes round trip airfare for two (2) from Philadelphia, PA or Newark, NJ and the opportunity to spend 5 nights/6 days in first-class hotels as you enjoy a self-guided tour through the Black Forest Alps of Germany and into the Austrian Alps in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz. Includes a Mercedes-Benz factory tour and lunch. More than $21,000 was raised through the Mercedes-Benz raffle.

Online Auction
The online auction, held through Bidding for Good, raised close to $40,000.

For more information on any Charity Ball activity, call Mount Nittany Health Foundation at 814.234.6777 or e-mail

Special thanks to Diamonds and Lace and Riley on Main for hosting special events for Charity Ball. Riley on Main hosted an evening of shopping with a percentage of sales donated back to the event.  Diamonds and Lace held a Fashion Show featuring Charity Ball committee members and friends of Mount Nittany Health Foundation where 65 attended the event raising $1,600 for the event.

Old Hollywood Themed Food Stations

Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Sushi Station
Maki rolls and Nigiri served with dipping sauces
Poke in Miso spoons Tuna with wonton crisps
Fortune Cookies

Raw Bar
Jumbo Shrimp
Crab Claws
Marinated and Seared Scallops
Oysters on the half shell
Seaweed Salad

Salad Bar
Brown Derby's Cobb Salad
Caesar Salad
Fresh Vegetables
International Cheese with crackers and sliced baguettes
Crab Imperial
Oysters Rockellerwith fresh spinach, pernod and hollandaise sauce

Coq Au Vin
Coquille Saint Jacques, Duchess Potatoes
Sole Meuniere
Braised Entercote of Beef Marchand de Vin
Pork Crepineete, Fregula
Vegetable Cassoulet (Vegan)

Cooking Stations
Steak Diane with cauliflower and potato puree
Shrimp Saute Provencale with white Polenta

Carving Stations
Crown Roast Rack of Pork Jus Lie
with apple, cranberry and sausage stuffing

Fruit Wood Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Yorkshire pudding, Au Jus and horseradish sauce
Assorted Rolls

Dessert Stations - will be open at 8:00 pm and located in Deans Hall
Creme Brule Bread Pudding with Creamery Ice Cream
Chocolate pot de creme
Assorted miniature pastries
Cake Pops

Dessert Action Flambe Station
Crepes Suzette - Grand Marnier Crepes with Creamery Ice Cream
Cherries Jubilee
Flamed Cherries with Cherry Brandy and Grand Marnier

Save the Date!

Event: 71st Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm

$425.00 per couple
$212.50 per individual
For sponsorship opportunities, visit 2018 Charity Ball Sponsors tab above

Event theme:  A Glamorous Evening in Old Hollywood

Location: The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College


2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball, email or call Melissa Aungst at 814.231.7836 or download the sponsorship form here.