Thank you to everyone who made the St. Anthony Hospital Gala a huge success! The memorable night of fun and inspiration provided a significant boost of financial support for the future of Neurosciences at St. Anthony Hospital.
The festive event opened with a cocktail reception, during which attendees browsed the silent auction, bidding on a vast selection of appealing auction packages, while a Colorado Symphony string quartet inspired a vibrant, on-the-spot painting by artist Keith “Scramble” Campbell. In a second auction area, a pianist played individual requests in a variety of musical styles.
The crowd of 600 guests packed the Colorado Ballroom at the Denver Marriott City Center, which was decorated with fanciful cogs and gears, representing the workings of our amazing brains and echoing the evening’s theme, “Just Think….”
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Kim Christiansen, of 9News, hosted the main event, a formal dinner, program and live auction, comedy and dancing.
Honorary Chairs, Gail and Joe Coors, were unable to attend, but sent a warm video welcome with heart-felt support for the Gala.
Jeff Brickman, St. Anthony Hospital president & CEO, and Leslie Strate, St. Anthony Health Foundation president & CDO, welcomed the guests and acknowledged the evening’s generous sponsors.
Dr. Stewart Levy and Dr. Richard Smith, the gala’s physician co-chairs, painted a picture of the future of Neurosciences at St. Anthony Hospital and introduced a moving video presentation, featuring two past patients, Mindy Louviere and Caleb Jentsch.
(L to R) Vanessa and Luke Bishop applaud for Caleb Jentsch and Mindy Louviere, as they stand for recognition following the Neurosciences video, which featured their patient stories.
The show of support and very “lively” live auction, conducted by Gary Corbett, added greatly to the evening’s financial success.
A comedic routine by comedian Sam Adams had the audience in stitches.
Finally, guests were treated to the sounds of Soul-X, as they danced the night away!