2017 HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Spring Gala
Schedule of Events
Doors Open
Cocktails and Derby Games Begin
Live Race Televised
Opening Program / Volunteer of the Year Award
Best Hat & Bowtie Contest
7:15pm - 8:30pm
DJ Music, Cash Bar, Dessert & Mingling
Closing Remarks
After Party Drinks in Lounge
HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation Board of Directors

Eric Schmidt - Chair

Jason Gourley - Vice-Chair

Darrin Ahlmeyer

Matt Armentrout

Bob Daiber

Larry Essenpreis

Marilyn Frey

Lisa Gerner

Ryan Goodwin

Steve Kloss

Terry Lammers

Janet Laney

Bob Luitjohan

Dan McCormack

Wayne Steiner

Wanda Weder

2017 HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Spring Gala
About the Gala

Dear Friend,

It is hard to believe, but we are off to the races already in this New Year. We have started making plans for our Kentucky Derby themed Spring Gala. Last year we changed the theme of the event to be a Kentucky Derby event and it was received with great reviews by the more than 200 people that attended. We will once again be featuring a live viewing of the race, games, a best hat & tie contest, mint juleps and dinner. But, new things are being added and even more fun is to come!

This year’s HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation Annual Spring Gala will be held on Saturday, May 6, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland. So, we ask that you plan to participate in this, our 12th year of fundraising success.

During the past 11 years, the HSHS St. Joseph's Foundation Spring Gala has raised nearly $700,000 through event sponsorships and attendance. Money raised by the Foundation serves many purposes. It buys state-of-the-art equipment that help women diagnose cancer earlier, so that they may become mothers or grandmothers one day. It also provides our residents with free transportation to and from critical care appointments when they cannot provide their own. Recently, gala contributions have made possible things like - helicopter transportation being more readily available and clinical nursing education programs that improve care and save lives. Our annual gala sponsors have helped our community flourish by making it possible for our hospital’s mission to remain alive and well for all those who seek our high quality, Franciscan health care services. It is my hope that you will consider helping us in 2017 to keep this life changing mission a success.

Our plans are underway and I ask that you please consider a sponsorship and plan to attend this fun, interactive event. Enclosed you will find the sponsorship opportunities available to you - the deadline to secure your sponsorship for this year’s Kentucky Derby Gala is March 15. A member of the Foundation Leadership Council will contact you soon to discuss the extent of your involvement.

I want to thank you in advance and say that we appreciate any assistance you can provide the HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation. Your support ensures that our hospital remains vital to the health of our community.

If you have questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact Lisa Smith, Foundation Specialist, at (618) 651-2590 or lisa.smith@hshs.org.

PS – You can also process your sponsorship and registration online at www.sjhspringgala.com

Join us at the Gala on Saturday, May 6, 2017!


Eric Schmidt
HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation

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