Hoag Hospital Foundation Hosts Its 48th Annual Christmas Carol Ball

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More than 520 guests joined event chairs, Tracy and Roger Kirwan, raising $850,000 to support Hoag

Orange County, Calif. (December 10, 2014) – Hundreds of Hoag’s family of supporters, volunteers and friends gathered at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach to celebrate the Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 48th Annual Christmas Carol Ball on Saturday, December 6, 2014. A tradition since 1966, the event raised $850,000 for Hoag to support a variety of needs including comprehensive programs, research, education, clinical staff, and patient support services.

“The Christmas Carol Ball is not only a special way to celebrate the holiday season, it’s an opportunity for us all to show our support for Hoag, one of our treasured community assets,” said Event Chair Roger Kirwan.

This year’s Ball was an evening full of surprises, starting with carolers greeting guests upon arrival and a performance by the All-American Boys Chorus. Hoag’s long-time friend, Nora Jorgensen Johnson, gave the invocation and led the guests in a rousing Christmas carol. Other special touches included a unique performance by figure skaters on an ice rink inside the ballroom. Guests rang in the holiday season with fine dining by Executive Chef Frederic Castan and dancing to the music of NRG.

The live auction was orchestrated by the talented Auctioneer, Letitia Frye, and included a private dinner for eight at Rick Bayless’ Red O at Fashion Island, an Angels Baseball Once in a Lifetime Experience, and a TUDOR United Sportscar Championship experience at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from Traditional Jewelers that included a watch from TUDOR.

As part of the silent auction, Bid For A Cause featured an exclusive opportunity for guests to make smaller donations with mighty impact for the Hospital. Items included buying new wheelchairs for patient transport, funding nursing scholarships for Hoag nurses, and providing education materials and refreshments for a month’s worth of cancer support groups.

“As health care delivery continues to evolve, community support is more important than ever to continue Hoag’s role as an innovative health care leader,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., Hoag Hospital Foundation President and Senior Vice President, Hoag. “We are grateful for all those who support Hoag through the Hoag Hospital Foundation events such as the Christmas Carol Ball. Each of our guests truly makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.”

Event Underwriters

Presenting Angel

Scott S. Pollard, Trustee of the Winslow Maxwell Charitable Trust


Sandi and Ron Simon

Guardian Angel

Edward B. Fedishon

Tracy and Roger Kirwan and Family

Margaret and Tom Larkin

Fariborz Maseeh / The Massiah Foundation

Suki and Randall McCardle

Tsoong Family Foundation

Christmas Angel

Richard and Sally Afable

Dick and Mary Allen

Byron and Ronnie Allumbaugh

James T. Caillouette, MD

Pei-yuan Chia and Katherine Shen

Heidi A. Cortese

James and Viki Coufos Foundation

Ben and Carmela Du

Greater Newport Physicians

Maralou and Jerry Harrington

Ken and Lydia Himes

Hoag Medical Group

Jacobs Engineering

Shanaz and Jack Langson

Karen and Tom Linden

Marin-Finn Foundation

Carolyn and Gary McKitterick

Pam and Jim Muzzy

Newport Critical Care Physicians

Newport Harbor Radiology Associates Medical Group, Inc.

Raney and Zusman Medical Corporation

Kylie Schuyler and Douglas Hodge

Sea Crest Home Health & Hospice

Sterling BMW, Preston Minor

Jane and Richard Taylor

Traditional Jewelers

Sweetheart Angel

Frances and John Applegate, MD

Deborah and Larry Bridges

Victoria and David Collins

Marie Gray

Olga Megdal

Thomas Mouradick

Newport Emergency Group

Newport Harbor Anesthesia Consultants Medical Group, Inc.

Pacific Hospitalist Associates

Gwyn Parry, MD

Justice Sheila and Mr. Ygal Sonenshine

Susan and Tim Strader, Sr.

Carol and Kent Wilken

Celebration Angel

Burnham Benefits

Care Ambulance Service, Inc.

Sally and Randy Crockett

Josephine and Vito Di Giorgio

Doug and Julie Garn

Regina and Richard Hunsaker

Gail and Peter Ochs

Pain Care Providers - Dr. Rafizad and Dr. Mahrou

Rainbow Environmental Services

Dr. William Shankle and Mrs. Junko Hara

Diane and Michael Stephens

The Wahler Family Trust

About the Hoag Hospital Foundation

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest healthcare systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized healthcare leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation conducts campaigns and programs that generate more than $40 million per year in gifts and pledges. The Foundation is currently in the planning phase of a campaign with a working goal of $500 million by 2020.

Please visit www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org.