Published on November 17, 2017

Holzer Celebrity Dinner Successful

The celebrity dinner had a Hollywood Theme this year.

The Celebrity Dinner raised over $80,000 and was held at Holzer Medical Center- Gallipolis.

The Holzer Heritage Foundation Celebrity Dinner and Auction was enormously successful, raising over $83,000. This unique fundraising event took place September 21, at the Holzer Health System - Gallipolis Medical Center with a “Holzer Meets Hollywood” theme.

Celebrity waiters who collected “tips” throughout the evening included Angie Arnold, Tara Salyers, Nick and Jennifer Dobbs, Mike Haynes, Jodie Unroe, Shari Rocchi, Angie Rocchi, Jim Morrison, Darren Clark, Nick Roach, Abby Greer, Matt Johnson, Becky Buckley, Beth Cochran, Beth Traylor, Beth Cremeans, Morgan Saunders, Todd and Robin Fowler, Patty Hightower, Tom Moore, Matt Mossberg, Amanda Caldwell, JW Sheets, Shelly Ranegar-Rose, Melissa Davis, Dr. Rodney and Marlene Stout, Shayna Chapman, Jennifer Walker, Stephanie Dixon, Micah Bynum, and Frank Davison. Registration for the event was handled by Shelan Jackson, Emily Conway, and Kathy Brammar. Bartenders for the evening consisted of Stephanie Harbour, Justin Lee, and Julie Burnette.

Following a delicious dinner of steak and lobster, Josh Bodimer graciously volunteered his time as auctioneer of the charity auction, while Melvin Biars served as an auction assistant, “working the crowd.” Together, they produced an enjoyable and entertaining auction, inciting those in attendance into fierce, but friendly bidding wars.

“We are so appreciative of the support we received for our Foundation’s Celebrity Dinner and Auction,” stated Brent Saunders, Chairman, Board of Directors, Holzer Health System. “Through donations, participants, volunteers, and attendees, we were able to raise vital funds for our organization to put back into our healthcare services.”

The planning committee for the event consisted of Shelly Boothe, Audrey Burris, Kim Caldwell, Jennifer Coleman, Karrie Davison, Karen Deel, Angie Edge, Stephanie Harbour, Linda Jeffers-Lester, Holly Petro, Amee Rees, and The Network (an elite group of Holzer leadership and physician spouses). Special thanks was extended to The Colony Club, Holzer Environmental Services and Holzer Nutrition Services for their contributions to make the evening such a wonderful event.

“I am so honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization and planning committee,” stated Amee Rees, Manager, Gift Shop and Community Fundraising, Holzer Health System. “This year’s event was enjoyable and successful, we are truly grateful for each and every individual who assisted.”

Appreciation is extended to all businesses and individuals who so generously donated to this worthwhile fundraising success. In addition, we would like to thank the event sponsors. Platinum sponsors included: Big Wheel Carry-Out, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Champion Industries, Dr. and Mrs. Mike Canady, Evans Wealth Management, Evans-Moore Realty & Insurance, Farmers Bank and Savings Company, Foster Sales and Delivery, Haffelt’s Mill Outlet, Karen Deel In Memory of Gregg Deel, Josh Bodimer Auctioneer/Realtor, Lisa Halley and Ellen Garling, Marianne Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Brent Saunders, Ohio Valley Bank Company, Ohio Valley Physicians, Rocket VII Interactive, Shaynaco LLC/State Street Management, State Representative District 93 Ryan Smith, Thermal Solutions, Toler & Toler Insurance Services, LLC, Trane Heating and Cooling, Holzer Chief Strategy Officer Troy Miller, Wiseman Insurance Agency, and Wiseman Real Estate Agency. Gold sponsors included: Economy Linen, Evan and Elizabeth Davis, and Lee Graphics Inc. Silver sponsors included: Bob’s Market & Greenhouses Inc., Brittany’s Fashions, Courtside Bar & Grill, Eachus & Finley, Attorneys at Law, and Fred Williams.

Holzer Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization overseen by a Board of Directors composed of local community citizens. Through gifts from our generous donors, the Foundation supports the mission of Holzer to advance health services and programs to benefit the communities we serve.

“Community support is so vital to our Foundation,” stated Linda Jeffers-Lester, Director, Holzer Heritage Foundation. “With these integral gifts, Holzer is able to keep pace with the every increasing demand for newest technology and health concepts. This allows our communities to receive the very best care.”

If you would like more information on how to be a part of upcoming Holzer Heritage Foundation events, please call (740) 446-5056.

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