Gala XIII: Celebrando Nuestra Herencia EspaÃ±ola (Celebrating our Spanish Heritage), Flagler Health Care Foundationâ€™s signature fundraising event, is scheduled for May 15-17 at Hammock Beach Resort.Â Dr. Rafael and Elsa Aponte and Todd and Heather Neville are this yearâ€™s co-chairpersons.Â More than $3 million was raised by the first twelve gala events, and the goal for this yearâ€™s event is to bring the total to $3.25 million in gifts for Flagler Hospital.
A unique twist is that sponsors can designate the specific program or fund they wish to benefit, such as the Emergency Care Center or the Heart Program.
Event sponsors have the option to stay for one night or both nights, based on the package selected. Friday night offers the chance to enjoy a Spanish Festival Party, complete with a spectacular buffet dinner, dancing and entertainment.
The eventâ€™s theme, Celebrando Nuestra Herencia EspaÃ±ola, will be woven into a full weekend of activities. In addition to a wine tasting and an olive oil tasting, a Spanish Gems seminar is scheduled. Attendees will be able to learn more about these valuable jewels and their history. The resort features a number of activities, including pools, miles of beaches, or simply relaxing in a private suite.
A silent auction, the Festival Marketplace, will feature a wide variety of treasures from local shops and businesses and will be open throughout the weekend. One lucky shopper will win a beautiful piece of jewelry fit for a countess, and a drawing-by-chance will be held Saturday night with the winner receiving a prize worth $10,000!
Saturday eveningâ€™s black-tie celebration will begin with a reception in the courtyard overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner with their choice of entrÃ©es before dancing the night away with the Frank Saffi Orchestra and spending time at the casino. An elaborate Sunday brunch will complete the weekend festivities for sponsors and their guests.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available, and individual tickets will be available as space permits.Â For more information about Gala XIII, call (904) 819-4625, visit the Events page at www.FlaglerHealthCareFoundation.org or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.