Gold Ball 2014 Sets New Record

Gold Ball 2014

The 45th Annual Gold Ball Evening in the Vineyard was a record-breaking success with $800,000 in net proceeds, a 23 percent increase compared to last year, to support community and hospital programs of John C. Lincoln Health Network.

More than 630 people attended the March 22 gala at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, hosted by the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation. Janette Bunger and Ardra Hansen served as co-chairs of the ball.

The Fund-A-Need paddle raiser broke previous records with $405,000 for hunger and health programs at Desert Mission.

Additional funds raised through the Gold Ball will be invested in innovative healthcare programs, advanced technology, and our specialty centers that include the Breast Health and Research Center, Level I Trauma Center and The Virginia G. Piper Center of Pediatric Excellence.

Gold Ball 2014 - Tom Sadvary, CEO, and Rhonda Forsyth, president, of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network attend the Gold Ball.
Tom Sadvary, CEO, and Rhonda Forsyth, president, of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network attend the Gold Ball.

Jason Rowley, president of the Phoenix Suns, and Debbie Castaldo, vice president of Corporate and Community Impact of the Arizona Diamondbacks, kicked off the evening's Fund-A-Need paddle raiser with donations of $15,000 each. The attendees offered up donations ranging from $250 to $15,000 to reach $405,000.

"We thank you for choosing to partner with us and putting your trust in our commitment to change lives and save lives," said Marcia Mintz, president of the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation. "It is only through your support that we can continue to impact thousands of lives."

Generous event sponsors helped make the ball possible. Special thanks go to the following sponsors:

  • Partner Level: Affiliated Hospitalists, APS, Lincoln Emergency Physicians and Republic Services.
  • Sustainer Level: Delta Dental of Arizona, Ensemble Real Estate Solutions, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Medical Staff, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Medical Staff, Joan and David Lincoln, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Group and W.D. Manor Mechanical Contractors.
  • Benefactor Level: Arizona Oncology, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, DPR Construction, Mimi and Peter Hathaway, Independent Hospitalists and Alliance Medical Clinic, Integrated Medical Services, Mediant Health Resources, Dr. Kevin and Lynn Veale and Wells Fargo Healthcare Financial Services.

Video: Watch a video highlighting the needs supported by the Gold Ball.

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