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March, 01 2008 - 39th Annual Night of Gold Ball

Where: Camelback Inn (inaugurating the new ballroom)

When: March 1, 2008

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Gold Circle Couple - $775
Silver Circle Couple $675
Bronze Circle Couple $525

Beneficiary: John C. Lincoln Health Network

Host(s): John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild

Gala Chairperson(s): Lisa Bruns

Executive Director: Elaine Hugunin, executive vice president and CEO John C. Lincoln Health Foundation

President(s): Dan C. Coleman, president & CEO John C. Lincoln Health Network

Catering: Michael's

Music: Dennis Rowland's Motown Magic

Sponsors: DIAMOND: BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Lincoln Emergency Physicians; DOUBLE PLATINUM: Delta Dental of Arizona, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital Medical Staff, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Medical Staff, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group, Ltd., The Orcott/Winslow Partnership AIA, TriWest Healthcare Alliance; PLATINUM: American Valet, Ensemble Real Estate Services, LLC, Independent Hospitalists, PLLC & Alliance Medical Clinic, LLC, Kitchell Contractors, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. David Lincoln, John C. Lincoln Health Network Operations Council; GOLD: Associates in Radiation Oncology, PC, Dan & Paula Coleman, Goodman's Healthcare Environment, IGCN, Mariscal Weeks McIntyre & Friedlander, PA, Chad Paulson, Fukuda Denshi, Mr. Larry Seay, Robert & Kathleen Wade

Auctioneer: Gil Gifford

Menu: SALAD: Arugula, endive, shaved apples, walnuts & Italian gorgonzola Chianti vinaigrette dressing; ENTREE: Filet mignon w XL prawns & bearnaise sauce, daughinoise potato, asparagus; DESSERT: Chef's surprise

Attendance: 720

Attire: Black Tie Required

Special Thanks: Scott Williams, Arizona Business Forms; Camelback Inn; Gil Gifford; American Valet

Information: Brooke Edelman (602) 870-6060 x1367

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 Dan Coleman (CEO John C. Lincoln Health Network) with wife Paula
Dan Coleman (CEO John C. Lincoln Health Network) with wife Paula
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39th Annual 'Night of Gold Ball' Held at Camelback Inn Celebrated History and Future

By Myra Richman

A big blue ribbon was cut Saturday night, March 1st, celebrating the opening of the new Grand Ballroom at the Camelback Inn.  David and Joan Lincoln, both active in many community organizations, were joined at the ribbon cutting ceremony by Camelback Inn General Manager Ralph Scatena and Director of Marketing Clark Albright, as they honored the shared history of the Camelback Inn and the Lincoln family, at the 39th annual Night of Gold Ball.  

The Night of Gold Ball, always a fabulous event, was hosted by The Guild, a volunteer organization that raises money to support the work of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation.  This year's theme was “Motown Gold”, and when the doors of the new ballroom opened, guests filed in to the sounds of Dennis Rowland's Motown Magic. You could feel the camaraderie immediately, and it lasted the entire evening.

“It was particularly fitting for the new ballroom to have been inaugurated by the John C. Lincoln Night of Gold Ball,” said Elaine Hugunin, CEO of the Foundation.  “John C. was the investor who brought the Camelback Inn to the Valley back in 1937, and he and his wife, Helen, founded our hospitals.”

Lisa Bruns, chair of this year’s ball, agreed.  “The Lincoln family has provided such leadership and support over the years to so many organizations—we are grateful that they are still involved with John C. Lincoln Health Network, and that they cut the blue ribbon to start the party.”

The Ball raises funds for both John C. Lincoln Hospitals and its community services such as the Food Bank, Children’s Dental Clinic, Community Health Service, Lincoln Learning Center and case management services provided at Marley House. 

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