Spring Gala

WE ARE HEADED BACK TO THE RACES!
The 2020 HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation Gala will be held on Kentucky Derby Day once again.

Please join us on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 4:40 to 9 p.m. 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.

Our Foundation Spring Gala will be a fun-filled evening for everyone. The evening will begin with cocktails, appetizers and derby games at 4:40 p.m. 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 5:40 p.m. 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!
 
Our 15th annual gala will feature a fun competition for community members to participate in.  We have asked members of our community to be our “Donation Jockeys”.  These fun and competitive community members will race to raise the most donations for patient care initiatives at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

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.

The donation jockeys helping us win our fundraising race this year are:
Gay Bentlage, representing your local Rotary Club
Jeff Hebrank, representing your local Optimist Club
Dena Henricks, representing your local Lions Club
Steve Klingbeil, representing the local Mosaic Church
Brian Knobloch, representing the local First Congregational Church
Sarah Sloan, representing your local Jaycees Club
Amanda Stehlik, representing your local Civic Women’s Club
George Whaley, representing the local St. Paul Church
Brian Wilson, representing your local Moose Club

TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE:
4:40 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Appetizers
Bar Service
View the Kentucky Derby Live
Program
Dinner/Dessert
Jockey Competition 

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!