St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gala

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently celebrated three decades of fun and philanthropy at “Diamonds and Pearls,” the 30th Annual Gala, held Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Social Hall. Sponsored by the Foundation and the Tarleton Family, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with live entertainment by Nocturne. The Hollywood Social Hall was transformed into a soft, cream-and-blush landscape accented by pearls and diamonds with more than 500 guests in attendance. This year, more than $300,000 was raised to help fund healthcare scholarships, capital improvement projects and medical equipment for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. 

Like a rare oyster that holds a precious pearl inside, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is proud of its community roots and the progress we’ve made in helping to cultivate the next generation of local healthcare professionals. Since 2001, the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation has awarded 142 scholarships to Southern Maryland residents pursuing careers in the healthcare industry.

Funds raised from this year’s event will again fund scholarships for local students pursuing careers in healthcare and provide the opportunity for new medical equipment and hospital advancements focused on the care and safety of our patients. In addition, the hospital and the Foundation Board place an emphasis on retaining the organization’s talented clinicians by sponsoring the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses – given twice a year to outstanding nurses and once a year to recognize clinical teams.

Our community hospital has benefited greatly from 30 years of generous gala sponsors. As pillars of support for our continued success, we extend our heartfelt appreciation. We’re so grateful to have you by our side as we continue to provide quality healthcare for our community. 
Many local businesses, medical professionals, and organizations sponsored the evening’s festivities. The Foundation and MedStar St. Mary’s would like to thank and acknowledge this year’s contributors, especially the Tarleton Family “Precious Memories,” the Presenting Sponsor ($25,000). Thank you to the Premiere Sponsors ($15,000): Associates in Radiation Medicine, MedStar Shah Medical Group, US Acute Care Solutions, and Christine Wray & John Felicitas. The Foundation also extends their gratitude to the Diamond Sponsors ($10,000): AMEWAS, Inc., The Cherry Cove Group, G&H Jewelers, MedStar Health and the Meyer Family, as well as the 42 businesses and community members who generously sponsored the event at Platinum ($6,000), Gold ($4,000), Silver ($2,500) and Bronze ($850) levels.

We appreciate each and every commitment to quality healthcare in Southern Maryland. 

Diamonds and Pearls 30th Annual Gala Photo Gallery

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