Foundation Gala

September 16, 2023

On Saturday, September 16, over 300 members of the community gathered for the Foundation Annual Gala in Willmar, aptly themed a Silver Soirée, to commemorate the 25th year!

This year's Gala was in support of two beneficiaries: CentraCare Hospice and the new Growing Our Own Doctors Scholarship Fund. Because of generous sponsors, donors, attendees, and volunteers, we were able to raise over $330,000!

The Foundation Annual Gala has a rich history of supporting the work of CentraCare – Rice Memorial Hospital. Over the past 25 years, more than $3.8 million has been raised, benefiting the greatest patient needs for Hospice, Cancer Care, Cardiology, Dental Care, Rehabilitation Services, and Behavioral Health Services. We are filled with gratitude that this event has grown and, today, serves as the premiere fundraising event for CentraCare hospitals and clinics in west-central and southwest Minnesota.

Special thanks to Chappell Central, Inc. and the Pierce Family Foundation for their commitment to advancing local healthcare by being our 2023 Presenting Sponsors. And thank you to all others that contributed to the success of the Gala. We could not have done it without you!

Guests can view and download photos from the evening here: Photo Gallery

There is still time to donate to this worthwhile cause. For more information about the Annual Gala or to make a donation, contact CentraCare Foundation at (320) 240-2810.

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