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Black-tie gala raises over $960,000 for Mission Hospital

The hospital’s annual event was held in honor of its sponsors.

By Kirsti CorreaPublished: January 23, 2012 07:00 AM

Mission Hospital’s 16th annual black-tie gala raised over $960,000 in proceeds for the hospital located in Mission Viejo. The event was held on Dec. 17 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach.

More than 660 guests enjoyed an evening that included a VIP cocktail reception, dinner and auctions – all in support of the hospital’s $500 million campaign, Mission500. VIP guests included the Title Sponsor, the Nolet Family; and the Ambassador Sponsor, Kevin and Patricia Moriarty.

President and CEO Kenneth D. McFarland began the dinner event by thanking the Gala sponsors and event chairs, Mimi Johnson and Jacqueline Du Pont, for helping the hospital raise money and reach their goals for their Mission500 organization.

“The caregivers at Mission did what they do best everyday,” said former patient Dr. Michael Shannon. “They saved my life.”

During the event, guests viewed a video of hospital staff, donors, physicians and former patients sharing their views on how Mission500 will impact the health of the community. 

“I have peace of mind knowing that Mission will have the latest technology and the most highly trained staff available to take care of me and my loved ones,” said Title Sponsor, Carl Nolet, Jr.

Mazda North American Operations, one of several local companies that showed their support for the evening, donated a 2012 Miata MX-5 Grand Touring car for the Super Silent Auction Item. The auction also gave away an Audi Sportscar Raceway experience; a Day with the Doctor, a five-day trip to Paris; a nine-day South African safari; diamond earrings and a Labrador puppy.

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