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Annual WakeMed Appreciation Gala

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Upcoming Events

Appreciation Gala | 3/21/20 (currently postponed)

Kick it 4 Kids | TBD 2021

Cheers 4 Children | 12/3/20

Love Light | 12/7/20

The Gala will not be held on March 21. We are looking at options to reschedule. Stay tuned for more details.

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.

Purchase a sponsorship now.

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

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Entertainment Sponsor

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Reception Sponsors

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Dinner Table Sponsors

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Pre-Reception Program Sponsors

  • BB&T | SunTrust | Now Truist
  • Carolina Rehabilitation & Surgical Associates, PA
  • Danis Construction Company
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Robins & Morton
  • Stewart Engineering

Program Sponsors

  • Alfred Williams & Company
  • CAPTRUST
  • DPR Construction
  • First Horizon
  • First National Bank
  • Foundry Commercial
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Nationwide Insurance Company
  • PNC

Community Sponsors

  • All American Relocation, Inc.
  • AIG Retirement Services
  • BSA LifeStructures
  • Campion Capital LLC
  • CBI
  • Curi
  • Dewberry Engineers, Inc.
  • Empire Properties/Empire Eats
  • Engineering Specialties Co. Inc.
  • EwingCole
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Highwoods Properties, Inc.
  • Jeffers, Mann & Artman Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine PA
  • Johnson Controls
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Morrison Healthcare
  • Ms. Cindy Poole Roberts
  • Overstreet Sign Contractors, Inc.
  • Perkins and Will
  • Sela Building Corporation
  • Skanska USA Building, Inc.
  • Smith Anderson
  • Yates, McLamb & Weyher, LLP

Event Sponsors

  • Barfield Revenue Consulting
  • CaptiveAire Inc.
  • Carol Creech Promotions
  • Gallagher
  • Heapy
  • HomeWerks Home Care LLC
  • Kisco Senior Living
  • LS3P
  • NV5
  • Oak City Communications
  • Promotional Partners
  • Southern Bank
  • Southport Graphics
  • SteelFab of Virginia
  • Watered Garden Florist
  • Williams Realty & Building Company, Inc.