11th Annual Gala – Havana Nights
It was a great night. Or as they say in Havana, Fue Una Gran Noche! The PPh 11th annual Gala – Havana Nights, presented by Select Rehabilitation and Temple Health Jeanes Hospital & Temple University Physicians was held on Friday September 30 at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in front of 225 of PPH’s closest family members, friends and donors. Many months of planning and execution would not have been possible without the support of the many PPH volunteers and Gala committee members who helped oversee raffle sales, silent auction and many day-of initiatives.
This year marked the first time PPH had Presenting Co-Sponsors. We are so very thankful for our partners from Select and Temple for being an integral part of Gala history. Our sponsorship structure this year included some new additions and our partners could not have been more cooperative and appreciative.
We thank all of our Premier, Family and Corporate sponsors, as well as our patron guests who stepped up and helped us underwrite and/or reduce fundamental Gala expenses and, thereby, laying the groundwork to expand and grow sponsorships and Gala proceeds to support Benevolent Care.
Finally, we thank our keynote speaker, Maureen Boyle, daughter of former PPH resident Edna Boyle, for her poignant and heartfelt words on PPH Benevolent Care, what it meant to her mother, and to her family overall. In a society where everything changes by the day, PPH is proud to hold true to a mission that has stayed the same for more than 125 years, to provide a caring senior living community that affords its residents the opportunity to achieve their highest possible quality of life. We thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to another successful gala in 2017!