Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Harvest Ball raises more than $270,000 for Family Birth Center
Prince Frederick, MD – The 2016 Calvert Memorial Hospital Harvest Ball was a huge success thanks to more than 600 attendees and extraordinary support from corporate, community and individual sponsors that helped raise more than $270,000 to help fund improvements to The Family Birth Center.
Funds raised at the Great Gatsby Gala, An Era of New Beginnings, will help modernize the Family Birth Center and equip it with state-of-the-art technology including an additional Panda® infant warmer, fetal monitor, portable infant monitor and updated nurse call system; providing our highly skilled doctors and nurses with the essential tools they need to deliver exceptional care during pregnancy and after delivery. Additionally, renovations will also be made to the center to provide a more comfortable experience for patients and their families.
According to CMH Foundation Executive Director Theresa Johnson, this year’s ball was widely supported by the community with nearly 100 sponsors and an additional 180 donated silent auction items. “On behalf of Calvert Health System and the Foundation Board, we are so grateful to all our friends and supporters who made this evening possible. From our Harvest Ball Committee to our sponsors and attendees – thank you so much for making the 28th Annual Harvest Ball such a huge success. Your generosity will help us realize our vision of making a difference in every life we touch.”
The annual black-tie charity event is one of the most successful fundraisers for the hospital. Since it began 28 years ago, the Harvest Ball has raised nearly $2 million for new medical technology and equipment at Calvert Memorial Hospital (CMH).