2016 NCMC Foundation Gala, The French Riviera, presented by Noble Energy
In what has become one of the signature philanthropic events in northern Colorado, the 27th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala, presented by Noble Energy, raised over $210,000 in net proceeds for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute on January 30th. Nearly 700 guests turned out for “The French Riviera” themed black tie affair held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.
In addition to raising funds to support the $10 million renovation towards technology upgrades and expansion of 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, long-time NCMC Foundation donor Rick Montera, received the Foundation’s Legacy Award for his philanthropic efforts in northern Colorado.
Guests were treated to French themed gourmet cuisine, wine, and specialty drinks; the opportunity to bid on an expanded silent auction with 122 one-of-a-kind items including suite seats at premiere sporting events, private wine tasting packages, artwork, and spa packages. Entertainment highlights of “The French Riviera” included the outstanding performance of Spinphony, who rocked out to Led Zeppelin during the Euro Chic fashion show. A lucky guest won an exquisite pair of diamond hoop earrings featuring 1-karat of brilliant cut diamonds valued at $3,275, 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 2016 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.”
To view pictures from this year’s Gala, click on the link below.