the 25th Annual Cabinet Peaks Foundation's Festival Fundraising Gala.
25th Annual Fundraising Festival is a Smashing Success Once Again!
On Saturday, December 14th, hundreds of partygoers attended the 25th Annual Cabinet Peaks Foundation's Festival Fundraising Gala. Over the years, this event has been extremely successful and has now brought in over $750,000 in funds to aid Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in providing high quality health care with state-of-the-art equipment to Lincoln County residents. 2019's Gala was no exception, with over 300 attendees and over $67,000 in funds raised for Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.
"The Cabinet Peaks Foundation Board and I are amazed by the results of this event once again this year. I am so very grateful for this community's commitment to our medical center, and for their understanding of the importance of keeping quality care and state-of-the art medical technology available here in Lincoln County. Mostly, I am truly humbled by their spirit of giving to this event year after year; we are in awe of the success of Saturday night," commented Kate Stephens, Executive Director of the Foundation.
The 25th annual Gala was one for the books. Foundation Board Member and emcee, George Mercer, took some time to thank Kerry Beasley, KC Rokstad, Kate Stephens, and Foundation Boards past and present who have worked so hard over the past 25 years to make the gala what it is today. The evening also included a record-breaking live auction, led by Foundation Vice President and auctioneer Tony Rebo, and of course the crowd danced the night away to the vocal stylings of Jacque Jolene and Pour Decisions.
In addition to the people who attended the Festival Gala this year, several businesses and individuals in the community and throughout the region supported the event through cash contributions prior to the Gala. Several more donated live and silent auction items, Christmas trees, and raffle baskets to help raise money. "We really can't say thank you enough," continued Stephens. "The community support that it takes to pull off an event of this size is truly incredible. The board and I are forever grateful to those who contributed through sponsorships, raffle & auction items, tree donations, and to those who came out to enjoy the evening. Each of you made this event the success that it was, and we are thankful for your support."