The annual fundraising event celebrates Samaritan’s 43 years of providing life-enhancing care to more than 11,000 families annually in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties.
“As our premier event, the gala allows us to honor our mission to serve, while recognizing all of the generous people who make our organization uniquely Samaritan – team members, volunteers, board members, community partners, supporters and advocates and, most importantly, our patients and their families,” said Phillip W. Heath, president and CEO of Samaritan.
This year’s gala will feature food and live music by Masquerade. Event co-chairs are Mindy Holman and Frank Beideman, both of Moorestown, and longtime Samaritan supporters and civic leaders.
Each year at the gala, Samaritan honors individuals and organizations for service to Samaritan, as well as the greater South Jersey community. Honorees are:
- Jack and Barbara Tarditi, of Haddonfield
- Kyle Ruffin of Hainesport, author of “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story.”
- Marcum, LLP of Marlton
“Their commitment and generosity ensure that Samaritan continues to expand and grow to allow us to increase access throughout the region and beyond, so that we may help even more people in more ways,” Heath noted of the honorees.
To further support fundraising efforts, Samaritan’s Gala will once again feature a dining raffle and online auction. Tickets for the former and access to the online auction are available at www.SamaritanNJ.org/Gala.
Individual tickets for this year’s Gala are $275. All proceeds from the evening will support direct care for Samaritan patients and their families.