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HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation Hosts Inaugural Gala Fundraiser

Breese,image desc for 8 IL – Theimage desc for 9 HSHSimage desc for 10 St. Joseph’s Foundation will host its first Gala event on Friday,image desc for 11 Septemberimage desc for 12 15,image desc for 13 at Hiddenimage desc for 14 Lake Winery in support of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese.image desc for 15 Theimage desc for 16 event will be Denim and Diamonds, with decorations and food being tied to the theme. Attendees are able to dress up, dress down, or find the perfect combination of jeans and bling.
2017image desc for 17 has been a monumental year for the HSHSimage desc for 18 St. Joseph’s Foundation. The first capital campaign since 1969 wasimage desc for 19 launched withimage desc for 20 great success andimage desc for 21 continues through this fall. The campaign will support hospital improvements, which were identified to enhance the new surgery center addition opening in November. The capital campaign has a goal of $1,000,000, which will be used to renovate the Emergency Department and Inpatient Rooms, as well as purchase new equipment, like 3D mammography, which is the most advanced equipment available for women’s breast health. The money will also be used to build a meditation garden on the hospital grounds.
“This was the perfect time to launch a new annual fundraising event and celebrate the enormous success of the campaign and the support we have received from the community,” said Amy Liefer, Foundation Director. “We are very fortunate to have so many people supporting our hospital. We are confident we will raise the full $1,000,000 to complete the projects identified,image desc for 22 and this event will help us get there.”
Thisimage desc for 23 year’s Denim and Diamonds Gala isimage desc for 24 being sponsored by several community businesses.  Our 10image desc for 25 Karat sponsorimage desc for 26 is Poettker Construction; the 5 Karat sponsors are Premierimage desc for 27 Pathology Services, Southern OB/GYN Associates and The Michael Donnewald Foundation.  Ourimage desc for 28 3 Karat sponsors are Becker Jewelers and Legacy Place – Breese. 
This year’s 1 Karat sponsorsimage desc for 29 include Breese Dental Care, Community Bank of Trenton, Country Financial – Theresa Richardsimage desc for 30 & Keith Wilken,image desc for 31 Dairyimage desc for 32 King, FCB Banks, First National Bank, Germantown Trust & Savingsimage desc for 33 Bank, HMG Engineers, Hidden Lake Winery, Knights of Columbus Niemeyerimage desc for 34 Agency –image desc for 35 Jeff Niemeyer & Mattimage desc for 36 Albers, MEDS, Mederi Caretenders, The Design Studio, The Maschhoffs, The Villas at St. James, and Town & Countryimage desc for 37 Florist.  We have also received donations from Breese Motor Sales, Comprehensive Care Pharmacy, Dana Beckmann, Hoelscher Interiors,image desc for 38 Jean Tebbe, Kues Bros. Realty & Auction,image desc for 39 Maribeth Detmer, Quadimage desc for 40 County Ready Mix, Rooter’s Asphalt, The Equity, Third Streetimage desc for 41 Sweets and Tricoimage desc for 42 Development & Realty.image desc for 43  We are sincerely grateful for their generosity as this would not beimage desc for 44 possibleimage desc for 45 without them. 
Thisimage desc for 46 first time event will start with cocktails and appetizers, aimage desc for 47 diamond pull and 10ximage desc for 48 raffle.image desc for 49
Dinnerimage desc for 50 at the event will include beef filet with peppered red wine sauce and a chicken breast with mushroom Marsala.  Entertainmentimage desc for 51 for the evening will be provided by Musicology, a popular duo from the St. Louis area. Doorsimage desc for 52 will open at 6image desc for 53 p.m.image desc for 54 with the event running until
11 p.m. 
“Thisimage desc for 55 event will be fun for everyone. People can dress up or come in their blue jeans and boots and feel right at home,” said Lisa Smith, Foundation Manager. “We are really looking forward to a great night that will support a great hospital.”
Area residents and community advocates are invited to purchase tickets to support the fundraising efforts of the HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation at its inauguralimage desc for 56 Denim and Diamonds Gala on Friday, Sept. 15.  Tickets are $100image desc for 57 each and can be purchased byimage desc for 58 calling theimage desc for 59 Foundation Office atimage desc for 60 618-526-5698 or email lisa.smith@hshs.org.

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