The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center held its 65th Annual Charity Ball on Saturday, February 2 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel and raised $125,000 for the planned Penn State Hershey/Mount Nittany Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.
State College-based Penn State Hershey Family Medicine physicians, Michael Flanagan and Kristen Grine, along with their committee, transformed the Penn Stater into a Give my Regards to Broadway themed New York City streetscape—complete with flower vendor and bicycle rickshaw—for the over 470 guests. The event featured a silent auction, gift box raffle, and a contest to guess which Broadway show introduced the costumes displayed by ten mannequins found throughout the venue. Penn State Musical Theatre students performed several Broadway show tunes, and the Philadelphia-area band, Paris, entertained guests after dinner.
Event sponsorships were once again at an all-time high. Top sponsors were the University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine, construction management firm Alexander Building Construction, and architectural design firm FreemanWhite.
Proceeds from this year’s Charity Ball support the development of a Penn State College of Medicine/Mount Nittany Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center, which will ultimately result in improved access to primary care physicians in Central Pennsylvania.
The 2014 Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball is scheduled for Saturday, February 15, 2014 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Pictured in the corresponding photo, from left to right: Drs. Dov and Amy Bader; Billie Willits, PhD; Casey and Jessica Weathers; Jenn and Tom Covaleski, MD; Ryan Ridenour, DO, and Kathy Ridenour; Melinda Brought; Mary Pollock; Andrew Hardyk and Angela Hardyk, MD; Brett Witmer and Kristen Grine, DO, Co-Chair; Michael Flanagan, MD, Co-Chair, and Cyndi Flanagan; Emily Peterson, MD, and Benjamin Steward, PA-C; Scott Andrews, MD and Rebecca Davidson; Kimberly and Allen Neely; Kathy and John Adams, MD; Sharon Rex; Betzi Dreibelbis, and Lauren Lubus