In what has become one of the signature philanthropic events in northern Colorado, the 28th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala, presented by Noble Energy, raised over $223,000 in net proceeds for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute on January 28th. Nearly 700 guests turned out for “Havana Nights” themed black tie affair held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.
In addition to raising funds to support technology upgrades for the NCMC Cancer Institute, the gala honors an outstanding individual or organization for distinguished service and leadership in healthcare in our region. This year’s recipient of the NCMC Foundation Legacy Award, Sunrise Community Health plays a vital role in providing comprehensive medical care to individuals and families in our region who are at 200% or more below the federal poverty level and provides high quality affordable healthcare in both Weld and Larimer counties.
Guests were treated to Cuban themed gourmet cuisine, wine, and specialty drinks; the opportunity to bid on nearly 100 one-of-a-kind items including suite seats at premiere sporting events, private wine tasting packages, artwork, spa packages, and more, and new this year – a wine pull. The evening also featured Greeley Unexpected artist Armando Silva, who painted and auctioned an original art piece while onlookers watched his performance during cocktails. Entertainment highlights of “Havana Nights” featuring Club Tropicale included salsa and mambo performances, a stilt walker, aerial fabric duo, giant puppets, a cyr wheel and other performances reminiscent of Cuban culture. One lucky guest won a beautiful Tahitian pearl necklace valued at $2,875, courtesy of Weiss Jewelers of Greeley.
“We are once again amazed and honored that nearly 700 people gathered to celebrate the outstanding healthcare delivered by NCMC and Banner Health, as well as the generosity of the foundation’s many donors who participated in the 2017 Gala,” said NCMC Foundation Director of Special Events and Marketing Diana Wood. “I want to extend a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, underwriters, committee members and volunteers for their ongoing support and generosity.”
Photos from the Gala will be available soon at: https://ncdigitalworks.shutterfly.com/ncmcfoundationevents