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Center for Philanthropy Events

Mark Your Calendar to Join Us for These Fun-Filled Events

Throughout the year we host a number of special events. These provide an excellent venue for people like you to make new friends, have fun all while supporting the health and well-being our of community!

NCH Hospital Ball

NCH Philanthropy Hospital BallThe NCH Hospital Ball is the longest running annual gala in the history of Naples! Every year, for more than 60 years, friends of the hospital come together on one special evening to raise meaningful support for critical hospital programs and services. The NCH Hospital Ball consistently draws more than 400 generous supporters and sells out quickly, so please save the date and plan to join us for an evening of excitement, fun and goodwill!

2021 Hospital Ball

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Ritz-Carlton Naples, Beach Resort benefitting the Judith and Marvin Herb Family Simulation Center at the NCH Baker Downtown Hospital.

Medical Diplomats Holiday Party

NCH Center for Philanthropy Medical Diplomats CouncilMembers of the NCH Medical Diplomats Council provide crucial annual funding to the NCH Healthcare System ensuring the best possible care for every patient we serve. As members of the NCH Center for Philanthropy’s Annual Leadership Giving Circle, NCH Diplomats continuously commit to supporting NCH with generous gifts year after year. For this, we are honored to thank our diplomats at our annual holiday dinner party.

Banyan Society Luncheon

Banyan Society Luncheon - February 2021The Banyan Society Luncheon recognizes the generosity of those who have remembered the NCH Healthcare System through a planned gift. Each year, generous donors make a commitment to the NCH Healthcare System by giving through their estates. These gifts vary in size, form and purpose, but each adds strength to the hospital’s ability to serve the community. It is our privilege to honor our Banyan Society members at this annual luncheon.

Honored Patrons Night

NCH Center for Philanthropy Honored Patrons NightA special evening “honoring those who have made our extraordinary care possible.” Honored Patrons Night is the NCH Center for Philanthropy’s chance to show our profound appreciation to our generous donors. Without you, we could not fulfill our mission to promote, maintain and restore health to those we serve. Please join us and allow us to celebrate . . . you!

The 2022 Honored Patrons Night date will be announced soon.

Magnolia Ball

NCH Center for Philanthropy Magnolia Ball 2017The Magnolia Ball transports guests to a time of true southern spirit and charming elegance. The Magnolia Ball raises awareness and financial assistance for the health and well-being of area patients with cancer, giving people the tools and support they need to fight cancer and win their health back. A biennial event that began in 2001, the Magnolia Ball has raised close to $9 million to provide equipment, facilities, treatment and caring support for Naples area cancer patients and their families.

Thank you to Magnolia Ball Founders Suzanne and Bob Chute, the generous leadership and participation of past chairs, committee members and supporters!

In 2017, more than $800,000 was raised to launch a comprehensive Cancer Navigation program.

Past Event Chairs:
2017 – Cortney and Kevin Beebe
2015 – Simone and Scott Lutgert
2013 – Maureen Lerner
2011 – Jackie Bearse
2009 – Christine Flynn
2007 – Susan Morrison
2005 – Carol May
2003 – Nora Kolmer
2001 – Suzanne Chute

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