St. Charles Foundations 2017 Saints Gala had another record-breaking year, netting more than $300,000.
The sold-out event, held at the Riverhouse Convention Center on Nov. 10, featured a vintage circus theme, complete with a stilt-walker and festive dcor that transported guests to a 1930s night under the big top. The evening also included a gourmet meal, live and silent auctions and a big-ticket raffle. Among the live auction packages were a private brunch for 30 guests at Sip Wine Bar catered by Bowtie Catering, which sold twice, and an exclusive, behind-the-scenes birthday party for 12 kids at the High Desert Museum.
During the event, Bend Memorial Clinic surgeon Dr. Gary J. Frei was awarded this years North Star Award, recognizing a physician whose work has been defined by compassionate patient care, professionalism and a commitment to improving the lives of Central Oregonians.
More than $130,000 from a successful paddle raise will fund the child life specialist program at St. Charles, which will empower children and their families as they cope with the challenges of health care and hospitalization.
The Saints Gala is St. Charles Foundations signature annual fundraising event for community members who wish to invest in quality health care for Central Oregonians. Each year proceeds go to a priority campaign, program or department as well as to supporting St. Charles Health Systems vision of Creating America's healthiest community, together.
For information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact St. Charles Community Engagement Officer Kelly Jordan at 541-706-6757 firstname.lastname@example.org.