Spring Gala

WE ARE HEADED BACK TO THE RACES!
The 2019 HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation Gala will be held on Kentucky Derby Day once again.

Please join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 4-9pm to help raise funds for St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland while enjoying this fan favorite race and all the fun activities planned just for you. Get your tickets here.

Our Foundation Spring Gala will be a fun-filled evening for everyone. The evening will begin with cocktails, appetizers and derby games at 5pm. Everyone who attends can “horse around” playing games to win prize tickets while connecting with friends, peers and colleagues.  Just before dinner, we will broadcast the live Kentucky Derby Race at 5:50pm on a big screen for you to cheer on your favorite thoroughbred.  

We encourage you to wear your best derby hat and/or bow tie just as you would at Churchill Downs. The winners of this best dressed contest will be treated to a prize and bragging rights!
 
NEW THIS YEAR!  We have asked members of our community to be our first – ever “Donation Jockeys”.

Eight community leaders have agreed to help raise awareness and donations to benefit our only fundraising event of the year.  The funds they raise will be used to purchase lifesaving medical equipment, like: portable ultrasound machines that will be used in our Emergency Department to help doctors make critical care decisions at the patient’s bedside when minutes matter the most.

When you are purchasing from the menu below, please remember to choose the “Donation Jockey” that you would like to win bragging rights and a trip to the Winner’s Circle at the event on May 4th.  We will have a fun surprise waiting for them there!  

Please note when choosing a donation jockey, you are welcome to choose one, none or all of them at the end of your order.  If you choose all of them, we will divide your purchase among them equally.

The donation jockeys helping us win our fundraising race this year are:
Tricia Buehne, representing your local Jaycees Club
Stan Giffhorn, representing your local Lions Club
Jon Gould, representing your local Moose Club
Cindy Gutzler, representing your HSHS Clinicians
Kevin Hemann, representing your local Optimist Club
Steve Klingbeil, representing the local Mosaic Church
Keith Poss, representing your local Rotary Club
Paula Redman, representing the local EvUCC and IFBW Club

WE SINCERELY THANK OUR 2019 SPRING GALA SPONSORS:

SILVER SPONSORS
Highland Machine
Midwest Bone and Joint Surgery
Oberbeck Grain Company
Plocher Construction Company
The Korte Company

BRONZE SPONSORS
Air Methods Corporation
blockplanedesigns
Chad and Angela Keeven
Donovan Rose Nester P.C.
Edward Jones - Armentrout, Dempsey, Dewaele
Electromek Diagnostic Systems
FCB Banks
First Mid Bank & Trust
Gould Flooring Services Inc.
HeplerBroom, LLC
Highland Rural King
Highland’s Tru Buy
Hill Vision Services
HomeTel
Innovative Business Advisors
Jan’s Hallmark Gold Crown, Don & Rose Tschannen
K-Five Contracting Company
Kloss Furniture
Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc.
Meridith Funeral Home
Poppy's Inc. dba Widmer Floral & Greenhouses
Red-E-Mix, LLC
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
Scheffel Boyle
SEMC Pathology Services, LLC
SIUA/Rogier Insurance Agency
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
Steve Schmitt Automotive Group
Terra Properties
TheBANK of Edwardsville
Vituity
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

5:00PM - 6:30PM – Appetizers/Host Bar/Derby Games
5:50PM – Live Broadcast of Kentucky Derby Race
6:30PM – Opening Remarks/Volunteer of the Year Award/Cash Bar
7:00PM – Dinner Served
7:45PM – 9:00PM – Dessert, Music & Mingling
8:15PM – Raffle, Best Hat & Bow Tie Winners Announced
8:30PM – 9:00PM – Winning Donation Jockey Announced
9:00PM – Closing Remarks

YOUR PLATED EVENT MENU IS:


BUTLER STYLE APPETIZERS
Baby Hot Brown Sandwiches
Loaded Deviled Egg Spread on Toast Bites
Baby Sweet Peppers wrapped in Bacon & Stuffed with Spinach Dip (Gluten Free)
Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork on a Crispy Wonton

SALAD
Caesar Salad with Parmesan Cracker

ENTREE
Italian Stuffed Chicken and Beef Filet with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Parmesan Herb Roasted Red Skins and Broccolini

DESSERT STATION
Derby Pie Brownies
Bourbon Truffles (Gluten Free)
Cupcakes with Red Rose Buttercream
Chocolate Pecan Bites
Bourbon Caramel Cookies

We thank you in advance for supporting your hometown healthcare ministry by purchasing tickets or making a donation to our HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation annual fundraising event.  Please remember to choose your favorite donation jockey when making your purchase. 

For questions or more information, please contact:
Lisa Smith, Foundation Manager, at 618-651-2590 or at lisa.smith@hshs.org.
We will see you at the races!