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March, 20 2010 - John C. Lincoln Health Foundation's 41st Annual Night of Gold Ball

What: To raise funds to further the medical and community service work of John C. Lincoln Health Network. 

Where: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

When: March 20, 2010

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $300 per person

Beneficiary: John C. Lincoln Hospitals and Desert Mission Community Programs

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

Gala Chairperson(s): Kim Novotny; Margery Simchak (vice chair)

Committee Members: ADMISSIONS/RESERVATIONS: Margot Myers (chair), Melanie Bucon, Kirsten Butzow, Trish Kerr, Debbie LaPrade, Rae Jeanne Repella, Jill Runyon, Margery Simchak; DECORATIONS/FAVORS: Janette Bunger (co-chair), Ardra Hansen (co-chair), Gina Batson, Jill Bray, Shawn Marie Fleishon, DeeDee Friedlander, Kathy Getman, Hannah Glouberman, Jane Grace, Donna Levison, Janet Pugh, Linda Rita, Carole Schmieder; INVITATIONS: DeeDee Friedlander (co-chair), Carole Schmieder (co-chair), Linda Fishman, Kathy Getman; SPECIAL EVENT: Michelle Bourgeois (co-chair), Cheryl Melocik (co-chair), Virginia Bridenbaugh, Paula Coleman, Judy Lewis, Jean Marley, Susan Miele, Sharyon Rampertab, Stacy Ryan, Sandy Stice, Linda Surdakowski, Heather Tindall, Gail Traister, Alice Wies; UNDERWRITING: Margery Simchak (chair); MENU: Barb Hansen (chair)

President(s): Rhonda Forsyth (president and CEO John C. Lincoln Health Network); Marcia Mintz (president and CEO John C. Lincoln Health Foundation)

Entertainment: The Fabulous Pelicans

Sponsors: PARTNER: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.; SUSTAINER: John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Medical Staff, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Medical Staff, David & Joan Lincoln, Lincoln Emergency Physicians, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group, Ltd., TriWest Healthcare Alliance; BENEFACTOR: APS, Delta Dental of Arizona, Ensemble DevMan of Arizona, Gammage & Burnham PLC, Snell & Wilmer, Wells Fargo

Auctioneer: John Hamilton

Menu: SALAD: Local greens in a cucumber wrap, roasted macadamia nut, dried papaya, house cured tomatoes w sugarcane vinaigrette; DUEL ENTREE: Cedar farms prime New York strip & petite lobster tail w brown butter, yukon whipped potatoes w caramelized onions, lemon grilled asparagus & baby carrots; PARADE OF DESSERTS: Lemon blueberry cheesecake w lemon sugar fruit coulis; praline truffle pyramid w caramel drizzle

Attendance: 600

Attire: Black Tie Preferred

Special Thanks: AZ Limo, Keith Pitts Photography, Lois, Randy Murray Productions, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Information: Brooke Edelman 623-434-6255

Blacktie Photos by: Tom Spaulding

 David, Joan & Katie Lincoln
David, Joan & Katie Lincoln
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John C. Lincoln Health Foundation's 41st Annual Night of Gold Ball

By Myra Richman

The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild hosted it's 41st Annual Night of Gold Ball on March 20, 2010, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.  The event was hosted by Kim Novotny, wife of Michael Novotny, president of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Guild.  Together, they are long-time supporters of the Network and its Desert Mission programs.

Always a warm and friendly smoothly-run event, more than 600 guests attended the black-and-white themed gala, which will benefit a variety of programs throughout the Network from the Desert Mission Food Bank to Trauma Services.

During the cocktail hour, attendees had the opportunity to enjoy the patio downtown views, and to bid on a beautifully displayed impressive array of auction items--from Jay Leno tickets to a weekend package in Prescott to an autographed guitar by Dierks Bentley to laptop computers.

The live auction was a big success, thanks in part to Foundation president and CEO, Marcia Mintz, who jumped right in with passion and charm, and made things happen.

Last year, the Night of Gold Ball raised $325,000 for the John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center and 19 other projects, such as scholarships for seniors through Adult Day Health Center and equipment for the Children’s Dental Clinic. Since its inception, the Night of Gold Ball has raised over $4 million, and has benefitted projects as diverse as equipment for a cardiac catheterization lab to snacks for hungry school children.

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