2018 Gala Surpasses Goal - Raises $556,000 To Support Good Samaritan Hospital Behavioral Health
The Good Samaritans’ 34th Annual Gala – Illusions – Expect the Unexpected – surpassed its goal and raised $556,000 to benefit the Good Samaritan Hospital Behavioral Health Services for a Drug and Alcohol Treatment program. The treatment programs will provide enhanced medical treatment options for our patients, hire chemical dependency specialists, provide education to team members and coordinate with community partners and providers. Funds will also provide annual support to the Good Samaritan Free Health Center and Medical Education Research Fund.
More than 720 supporters of Good Samaritan Foundation attended the event to celebrate this achievement at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, enjoying cocktails and a gourmet dinner that featured entertainment from a mentalist/magician and the Quick Change Artists. After dinner, guests donned capes and masks and light-up glasses and necklaces to dance to the music of Endless Summer Band. In addition to dancing, guests were treated to wine bottle ring toss, craft beer tasting, personalized acrylic paperweights, palm readers and waffle and tater tot stations, and more. A Green Screen Photography Booth let guests capture moments of this mesmerizing evening!
Generous underwriting and sponsorship donations had a significant impact on the fundraising success for this annual event. The entire cost of the event was underwritten by our generous donors. Corporate sponsors included: Bricker & Eckler, Fifth Third Bank, Phillips Supply Co., SC Ministry Foundation, and Seven Hills Anesthesia.
The Good Samaritans is a dedicated volunteer organization of Good Samaritan Foundation and includes members with ties to the medical and business community. The Good Samaritans have raised $8.4 million in their history. This year’s Gala Chairman was Holly Mouch and her Co-Chairwomen were Felicia Burger and Mary Beth Schmidt. They worked diligently with other Gala committee volunteers and with physician champion Dallas Auvil, MD.