The Saratoga Hospital Foundation can certainly call last Wednesday’s summer gala a success. Over 1,000 guests set a new attendance record and raised $306,500 for the Saratoga Community Health Center.
The theme of this year’s 34th annual event was “Set Sail”, and the decor and details were thoughtfully planned to create a bright, nautical atmosphere.
There was an abundance of auction items, both silent and live, and a professional auctioneer working at a fast clip to set pulses racing and paddles raising.
We are thrilled that our donated live auction item, a private dinner for ten at our showroom with Chef Kim Klopstock and complimentary concierge service to coordinate party details, went for $4,000.00. This money, along with the other proceeds raised at the gala, will go directly towards Saratoga Hospital’s Community Health Center, and enable them to continue providing excellent health, dental and behavioral care to Saratoga county’s underinsured population.
With each event we attend and each organization we support as part of our “Rebuilding a Better Tomorrow Initiative”, we become more aware of the importance of fostering a sense of fellowship in our great capital region.
It is truly inspiring to see so many hard-working people among us, championing worthy causes and creating positive change in our communities. We are enjoying being a part of this philanthropic movement, and hope you are enjoying following along with us.