31st Annual Gala Raises Over $590,000 - PIH Health

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Published on May 06, 2015

31st Annual PIH Health Foundation Gala Raises Over $590,000

The 31st annual PIH Health Foundation Gala was held on Saturday, April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. This year’s sold out event, themed “Midnight at the Oasis”, was attended by more than 700 guests and raised over $590,000 dollars to support PIH Health James P. Fitzgerald MD Spiritual Care Services.

“With Dr. Fitzgerald’s passing, our hearts were moved to do something that would recognize the spirit and impact his life had on PIH Health and our community,” said Rich Atwood, who along with his wife Annette and their family, made the lead donation to name Spiritual Care Services in honor of Dr. Fitzgerald’s legacy.

“Together with his family we agreed this was a fitting way to honor his manner of caring for others. We also recognize the importance of caring for the whole person, as Jim did, so funding this program not only continues the legacy of Dr. Fitzgerald, but also addressed the spiritual needs of our patients and staff at a time when they need it most,” added Annette Atwood.

The gala is the largest annual fundraiser held in support of PIH Health. The event included a silent auction, which featured jewelry, designer handbags, electronics, luxury vacations, gift baskets, dinners and tickets to sporting events and local amusement parks, as well as a live auction which included a “Super Bowl 50 Experience,” a pair of Apple watches and a trip for two to Paris.

To make a donation to PIH Health Foundation, please click here or call 562.698.0811 Ext. 81520.