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About the NCH Ball

Since the first NCH Ball in 1958, philanthropic support from our community has had a transformational effect on the growth of NCH; from a small nonprofit 50-bed hospital, to a nationally recognized 716-bed, two hospital healthcare system. Specifically, proceeds from the annual ball allow NCH to advance patient care initiatives and provide life-saving services in a number of critical areas including; cardiology, stroke, pediatrics and emergency care.

For more information contact Monica Biondo at the NCH Center for Philanthropy at 239-624-2000 or

Thank you to the 65th NCH Ball Supporters

65th NCH Ball President's Reception

On March 20th, 2024, sponsors of the recent NCH Ball gathered at an exclusive event at BUTCHER Private to celebrate an announced that the 65th NCH Ball raised 3M in support of the Women’s and Children’s programs.

Thank you to our generous sponsors of the President’s reception, Lawrence W. and Deborah A. Catena, click here to view photos: 65th NCH Ball President’s Reception

Congratulations to the 2023 NCH physician of the Year!

Our Sponsors of the 65th NCH Ball

A frosted Masquerade Affair

Naming Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Chairman Circle

Scott and Simone Lugert

Ambassador's Sponsor

Mariann, Robert and Megan MacDonald

Benefactor Sponsors

Auction Underwriter

Table Sponsors

brennan manna diamond

The Catena Group

Cicarelli Logo
FGCU Marieb College of Health and Human Services

Bill Allyn

Richard and Tracey Klein Family Charitable Trust Fund

Ed and Kathy Ludwig

Paul and Kris Hiltz

Diane and Dan McCaw

Jim Mahon, PhD

Senator and Mrs. Rick L. Scott

Julie and Steve Vanderboom


Herb and Mary Ehlers, Physician of the Year Awards

Director's Club

Alan Einhorn and Vicki Cooper

Babcock Ranch

Davey and Kristine Scoon

Laurie Cowan Phillips and Ric Phillips

TECO Peoples Gas System

Willis Towers Watson Midwest, Inc.


Barron Collier Jr. Foundation

Dr. Stephen and Penny Pomeranz

The Partnership

Media Sponsor

Gulfshore Life Logo

Past Ball Events

64th NCH Hospital Ball | February 11, 2023

65th NCH Hospital Ball | February 17, 2024

Award Winners


Vinay M. Patel, MD
Specialty: Pulmonary Disease


David Lindner, DO
Specialty: Critical Care and Pulmonary