The 67th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball – Garden of Life, was the most successful to date, raising $179,000 for the Healing Garden at Mount Nittany Medical Center.
One of The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center’s premier fundraisers, 596 attendees gathered at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel for the event on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Guests were treated to a garden-themed cocktail reception, fine cuisine, and the Philadelphia-based dance band, Monte Carlo.
Nancy Silvis headed this year’s committee, which consisted of physicians, local business leaders and community volunteers, as they put together a magnificent evening and introduced new ideas to exceed their initial fundraising goal by $20,000.
Proceeds from the event support The Healing Garden, which is set to break ground this spring and will be a place to provide healing and stress relief for patients, families and physicians and staff, while also offering a quiet and beautiful space for the community. Nature has been long considered to be vital to health and wellness. And now, the evolution in healthcare toward patient-centered outcomes demands that the healthcare environment be more than the buildings in which care is delivered.
This year’s event featured an online auction – a new take on the annual silent auction – which raised $24,000. Mercedes-Benz of State College donated a Germany Driving Experience trip, which was raffled off at the event, raising more than $14,000. Charles Driscoll, owner of Mercedes-Benz of State College, pulled the winning raffle ticket held by Anne Campbell of Juniper Village at Brookline.
The event was supported, as always, by numerous sponsors, including Reception Sponsor Eclipse Resources; Aspen Sponsors, construction management firm Alexander – A Butz Family Company, Mount Nittany Physician Group, and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine – University Park.
The 68th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball is scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2016, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
For more information on Charity Ball or the Healing Garden call 814.234.6777 or download the Healing Garden brochure.
Event: 68th Annual Charity Ball
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Event theme: A Far East Affair
Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2016 Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Melissa Aungst at 814.231.7836.