More than 200 guests registered on our custom virtual gala website to give or participate in one of the most unique, challenging and worthwhile Benefit Shows in our 48-year history of this remarkable community hospital fundraising event. A total of $261,964 was raised for the Ingalls Impact Fund to support the unrestricted needs of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial in addressing the impact of COVID-19. Major sponsors included our Ingalls Medical Staff, the Ingalls Auxiliary, Synergy Behavioral Health, Radiology Imaging Consultants, Associated Lab Physicians and South Suburban Gastro!
In partnership with the world renown Second City Works comedy workshop, the event included President Brian Sinotte, Dr. Dorothy Jones and Foundation Board Chair Sam Cutrara who joined us live and delivered motivating presentations during the event. Board member Dr. Jim Wallace appeared on video along with other supporters and stakeholders in transforming community health.
Additionally, six videos showcasing our courageous caregivers, donors and sponsors told our story of healing and hope during an incredibly stressful time in our community Credit goes to Brian, Sam and Dr. David Orth for their initial support and encouragement as the Foundation team transitioned this event show shortly after the shelter in place order was issued due to the coronavirus.