Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations' Annual Gala to be Held November 23

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health
Phone:(732) 751-3451

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations' Annual Gala to be Held November 23

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

The Sixteenth Annual Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations Gala will be held on November 23 at The MAC at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. This signature fundraising event benefits Meridian's not-for-profit hospitals and community health programs in both Monmouth and Ocean counties.

This past year was challenging for so many in the community. From the uncertainties of health care reform to a super storm that impacted so many, Meridian came out standing strong. Meridian's unwavering commitment to provide outstanding patient care proved crucial in helping so many through this difficult time.

Last year, the Gala was transformed into a local hurricane relief fund raiser. Through the generosity of so many organizations and individuals, Meridian distributed funds to five local charitable organizations as well as Meridian team members that were severely impacted by the storm.

This year's Gala will be chaired by Domenic and Hilary DiPiero, with the theme "Welcome to the Garden State" and will once again support the hospitals of Meridian Health, including Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, Southern Ocean Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital.

There will be NO formal table assignments; rather the Gala will offer reception style seating and comfortable lounge furniture, lively music presented by "The Nerds," and a delicious menu featuring an array of hors d'oeuvres and food stations featuring the best of New Jersey.

"We are thrilled to chair Meridian Health's signature fundraising event which benefits all of Meridian's not-for-profit hospitals and community health programs in both Monmouth and Ocean counties," said Domenic and Hilary DiPiero.

"We are also excited to have guests take a road trip through the state from the shore's boardwalk to Atlantic City and all the food and fun that comes along with it. We hope attendees will experience New Jersey like never before!"

The event will once again feature an exciting silent auctions and offer 50/50 "super raffle" chances. General admission tickets are $400 per person, with several journal and sponsorship opportunities still available.

Please contact the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations at 732-751-5112 or for more information, or to secure a sponsorship opportunity. Or register securely online at:

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, 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, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. For more information, please visit