60th Annual Celebration Gala Recap
What an amazing night! There was music, laughter, hugs and tears on April 1st as a packed house of 650 supporters gathered at Caesars Palace to celebrate St. Rose Dominican’s 60th Annual Celebration Gala as well as the 70th Anniversary of the hospital and its legacy in our community. The star-studded night kicked off with a VIP Reception and Silent Auction, where 100% of the proceeds directly support St. Rose’s life-saving services including our cardiovascular, neurosurgery, pediatric, orthopedic, and rehabilitation programs. Among those who walked the “orange” carpet were Jewel, actor Cary Tagawa, UFC Fighter Randy Couture, Pawn Stars regular Mark Hall-Patton, comedian Ron White, NFL great Marshawn Lynch, singer Susan Anton, actor Hal Sparks, television personality Noah Galloway and many more.
Celebrity chef Rick Moonen assembled an award winning culinary team who created a delicious and unique menu represented in a five course dinner. The team of celebrity chefs included Susan Feniger, Saipin Chutima, Megan Romano, Barry Dakake, Sven Mede and Kim Canteenwalla.
The program was emceed by Master of Ceremonies Kendall Tenney, co-host of KLAS TV-8’s Las Vegas Now, a local news and entertainment show. Christian Kolberg served as the auctioneer and helped raise $100,000 in the live auction which included a wine and spa excursion as well as culinary and concert experiences. Some of the notable live auction items were a custom autographed guitar signed by Jewel, an authentic Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel including 120 engraved bottles, a George Strait Concert at the T-Mobile Arena in a private suite that included food and beverage, a Celine Dion meet & greet, and a “Watch a Hockey Game” with Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley. To top off an already exciting evening, a variety of entertainment was highlighted throughout the program including cast members from the “Absinthe” show, Bella Strings, award winning singer Jewel and The Plain White T’s.
The honorees for this year’s gala were Mike & Patty Morrissey, Kathlyn “Kax” Mowbray and the Mowbray Family all who have helped improve and enrich our community with their leadership and humankindness.
The 60th Annual Celebration was truly an event to celebrate St. Rose and shows what happens when committed partners and vibrant community members come together in support of the hospital. Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests who joined us at the event. And a special thanks to you for being a vital part of our St. Rose family!