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AAMC Foundation Hosts Signature Gala On Saturday, April 2

| March 18, 2011, 02:29 PM | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation is hosting its annual gala fundraiser on Saturday, April 2 from 6:00-11:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore.  Proceeds from this year’s event will support AAMC’s new Patient Care Tower.  The 8-story building, which is scheduled to open in April, will bring expanded facilities to AAMC, including a new dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric Inpatient Suite, and expanded Emergency Department, fifty new private patient rooms, and eight new surgical suites.

The theme for this year’s gals is “Imagine…”.  Festivities include dinner, dancing to the live music of the band “Prime Time” , and a silent and live auction.

Comcast Business Class is this year’s Presenting/Diamond Sponsor.  Other lead sponsors include Righttime Medical Care, BB&T Bank, the AAMC Medical Staff, and Whiting-Turner.  “Jessica and I are very proud to be associated with such a wonderful event supporting such a worthwhile organization and want to thank our lead sponsors for their generous support”, says Maryland State President, BB&T Bank, Brant Standridge.  Standridge and his wife, Jessica, are this year’s gala co-chairs.

This year’s auction includes more than 140 items, with high-end offerings such as a seven-night stay at Casa Piazza, a luxury 8,000 sq ft villa on the Mexican Riviera, a one-of-a kind diamond and white gold necklace and earring set from Zachary’s Jewelers, a royal shopping experience for six at Nordstrom, an Elton John autographed  piano bench,  and guitars autographed by John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith.  In addition, the auction will feature popular (and hard to get!) concert tickets to U2, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry and unique items such as a “Sail with Gary Jobson”, tour of the Ace of Cakes bakery, Charm City Cakes, party venues from Pusser’s Caribbean Grill, Moveable Mixtures and much, much more.

New to the gala this year is BidPal—an electronic, wireless handheld device that will allow attendees to bid from anywhere at any time using an IPod Touch.  The device will be pre-loaded with every auction item and description, value, bid increments, photos, and donor information.

The annual event is organized by a committee of volunteers in cooperation with the AAMC Foundation staff.  Sponsorships start at $5,000 for a table of 10 and there are a variety of sponsorship packages and marketing opportunities available.

For more information about the 2011 AAMC Gala, go to www.aahs.org/foundation, or contact the AAMC Foundation at (443)  481-4747 or email [email protected] . For more information about AAMC and its healthcare services, visit www.aahs.org.

Source: AAMC Foundation

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