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Annual WakeMed Appreciation Gala

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Appreciation Gala | 3/21/20

The Appreciation Gala is a “thank you” event which recognizes donors in the Society of 1961.

The Annual Gala is one of the largest community-attended events in Wake County. Attendees of this highly anticipated celebration honoring our donors include community leaders, grateful patients, corporate partners, volunteers, and physician practices who support the WakeMed Foundation at the Society of 1961 level.

Donors who contribute $1,500 or more annually are recognized through membership in the Society of 1961, named in honor of WakeMed's founding year.

This is a passionate group of investors who believe the health and well-being of our community is of the highest priority. We are thankful for their trust, vision and generosity.

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Host Committee

  • Dr. and Mrs. Wallace F. Andrew
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ange, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Barbour
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jerry C. Bernstein
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Cerwin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. Chesson, III
  • Mrs. Jane Doggett Evans and Mr. David Evans
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Gibson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald R . Gintzig
  • Dr. Gay Gooden and Mr. Dean Gooden
  • Mr. and Mrs. R . Gordon Grubb
  • Drs. Barbara and Wm. Charles Helton
  • Drs. Laura Kalorin Helton and Carmin Kalorin
  • Dr. Stephen B. Leinenweber and Ms. Sonia M. Guarda
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Montague, Sr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Oxholm
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Painter
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Trent Ragland, III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Reid
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roberts
  • Mr. and Mrs. Willy E. Stewart
  • Mr. and Mrs. F. Jefferson Stocks
  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Whitney
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Blount Williams

Thank you to our 2020 Appreciation Gala Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsor


Reception Sponsors



Dinner Table Sponsors




Pre-Reception Program Sponsors

  • First Citizens Bank
  • Stewart Engineering

Program Sponsors

  • Alfred Williams & Company
  • First Horizon
  • Nationwide Insurance Company
  • PNC

Community Sponsors

  • AIG Retirement Services
  • BSA LifeStructures
  • Campion Capital LLC
  • CBI
  • Dewberry Engineers, Inc.
  • Empire Properties
  • Ms. Cindy Poole Roberts
  • SteelFab of Virginia
  • The Blood Connection

Event Sponsors

  • BB&T
  • Gallagher
  • Kisco Senior Living
  • LS3P
  • NV5
  • Oak City Communications
  • Southern Bank
  • Williams Realty & Building Company, Inc.