Nonprofit Spotlight: Celebration of Caring Gala
What do an Enchanted Sea, a Shanghai Supper Club and an Alpine Glow have in common?
They’re all past themes of French Hospital Medical Center Foundation’s Annual “Celebration of Caring” Gala!
The Celebration of Caring Gala is well-known in this community. It’s a wonderful evening that raises funds for important projects at the hospital. This year, all proceeds are going toward a major expansion that will result in 95 private patient rooms, an eight-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, five additional ICU suites, a helipad for emergency care and more (you can read all about the expansion here).
Along with raising important funds every year, the Gala always comes up with a sophisticated and creative theme – from Haute Havana to Blossoms by the Bayou.
“Each year, it’s important to our Gala committee to transform the venue into something very special,” say Debby Nicklas, Vice President of Philanthropy at French Hospital. “This year will be no exception.”
What’s the theme of the 2018 Gala? We’re so glad you asked. This year, attendees will experience the elegant atmosphere of... La Belle Soiree!
It’ll be a French-inspired black tie event featuring cocktails by Oyster Loft, a gourmet meal by Trumpet Vine Catering, and the presentation of the 2018 Louis Tedone, MD award to two very deserving recipients, Paul and Bridget Ready.
Verdin has the privilege of working with the French Hospital Medical Center Foundation, and every year we bring their Gala theme to life through collateral design. This year, we were charged with creating a simple and stylish design for La Belle Soiree – something that would set the stage for a classy evening. We love the way our design team channeled La Belle Soiree in the save the date, invitation, response card and tribute card.
The Celebration of Caring Gala is always a memorable evening supporting lifesaving projects at French Hospital Medical Center. It’s returning to ACI Jet Center this year and will be held on August 25. It always sells out, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets soon at supportfrenchhospital.org/events/gala!