Step into a world where art and artifacts seemingly come alive at the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gala – A Night at the Museum – on Friday, Nov. 18 from 7p.m. to midnight at the Hollywood Social Hall.  As Southern Maryland’s premier formal fundraising event to raise funds for the Foundation scholarship program, hospital equipment and a variety of capital projects at St. Mary’s, this year’s Gala will be a remarkable event you won’t want to miss.


Proceeds from the event will go toward the Foundation Scholarship Program, which provides funding to help train talented local scholars for a career in health care.  In its 12th year, this unique program is a proactive step to recruit and retain highly qualified associates.  The money raised may also go toward capital projects and equipment for the hospital.  Last year’s event brought in more than $123,000.  To date, the program has funded more than 100 scholarships.


For your dining pleasure, you will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and delectable cuisine crafted by nationally renowned Master Chef Ken Upton.  Spend the evening dancing to the sounds of Highway Star.  Their unmistakable sound will embrace the room, encouraging all to gravitate toward the dance floor.


When you attend the one-of-a-kind event, you will have an opportunity to purchase a Chance(s) to win one of three prizes, including LASIK Surgery performed by world-renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Mark Whitten; a pendant accented with Diamonds and Tanzanite donated by Blair’s Jewelry & Gifts; or a “Sunflower” original oil painting, by artist M. Jane Rowe. Only 300 Chances will be sold. You must be present to win. Pre-purchase a Chance at $60 per chance or in increments of two for $100 total.


Seating is limited and ticket prices are $200 per person.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and begin at $750.  For more information, visit or contact our Foundation liaison, Jane Loughran at 301-475-6455.