Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Annual Gala To Be Held November 21

Contact:Elizabeth Dobis

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Annual Gala To Be Held November 21

Premier fundraising event benefits region's leading not-for-profit hospital and health care provider

The Twelfth Annual Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Gala will be held on November 21 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch. This signature fundraising event benefits Meridian's not-for-profit hospitals and community health programs in both Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Last year, the Meridian Gala was attended by over 600 guests, and raised over $535,000 for the region's leading not-for-profit health care provider.

This year's Gala theme: "Moonlight Serenade Supper Club," will transport guests to an elegant evening during the 40's Big Band Era and will include live performances, and luxurious live and silent auctions. Additionally, a limited number of 50/50 "super raffle" tickets are on sale with half of the proceeds benefiting the Meridian Health Foundations. This year's Gala is co-chaired by Mollie and Joseph Giamanco, Vita and George Kolber, and Susan and Ernest Sherler.

Tickets for the Gala are $375 per person, with several journal and sponsorship opportunities still available. Please call Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations at 732-751-5112 for more information, or to secure a sponsorship opportunity. For more information, please visit

Meridian Health is a family of not-for-profit health care organizations comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and occupational health centers located throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Meridian is the area's leading health care provider, offers the region's only trauma center and heart surgery program, the region's first children's hospital, and last year provided over $30 million in uncompensated charity health care and over $85 million in community benefit initiatives for Monmouth and Ocean counties.