MVH gala scheduled for May 18
Employees, physicians and friends of Monongahela Valley Hospital will celebrate one of the organization's most nostalgic and anticipated traditions - the annual gala, on May 18.
The theme for the 25th gala is “An Evening to Remember.”
The black-tie fundraiser benefits MVH, one of only a few dozen independent, non-profit community hospitals in western Pennsylvania, and its parent company - Mon-Vale Health Resources.
The event, which attracts nearly 600 guests each year, will be held in the Allegheny Grand Ballroom of the Westin Convention Center and Hotel in Pittsburgh.
Gala 25 is open to the public and tickets cost $175 per person. Tables of 10 are also available.
A reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
KDKA-TV news anchor Jennifer Antkowiak will serve as emcee for the evening.
Attendees will also enjoy one of Pittsburgh's finest variety bands, Finesse, a 14-piece “Superband” that has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and David Sanborn.
Dimensions in Performance Awards will be presented to four recipients to recognize outstanding dedication to MVH, the entire health care system and the community.
The awards honor the multi-dimensional talents of special friends, benefactors and members of the heath care family who have distinguished themselves in the areas of philanthropy, board leadership, medicine, and civic well-being.
The awards and this year's awardees are:
• Rose Award for Dimensions in Philanthropy — First Federal Savings Bank, represented by its president and CEO, Patrick G. O'Brien of Amity. This award recognizes members of the community for their benevolence and dedication to the enhancement of quality health care.
• The Sickman-Levin Award for Dimensions in Medicine — Dr. Nirmal D. Kotwal of Pittsburgh, director of pathology at MVH. This award honors outstanding physicians who contribute to health care in the mid Mon Valley.
• Pallone Award for Dimensions in Board Leadership — Jeff M. Kotula of Washington, secretary of both MVH's board of trustees and the MVHR board of directors. This award recognizes excellence in service to the MVH and MVHR boards.
• Gibbons Award for Dimensions in Community Service — Carl Crawley Jr. of New Eagle, an accomplished local sports figure and coach who has committed his life to helping non-profit organizations from churches and the Boy Scouts to the United Way. This award honors those who are dedicated to the health, social and civic needs of area residents and help to improve the quality of life.
For tickets or for more information, contact the Office of Fund Development at 724-258-1657.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Shooting investigation leads to large marijuana grow in Monessen
- Fallowfield Township increases road crew
- Despite the weather, patriotism prevailed in Monessen in 1983
- Valley resident new CEO at Jefferson
- Western Pa. commission pitches $4.7 billion wish list to state
- Belle Vernon woman named Mrs. Pennsylvania; targets child bullies
- Standoff ends with Fayette City man’s suicide
- Donora family’s military service to U.S. covered three generations
- Timing right for firefighter to get woman, 84, out of burning house