---- — “All You Need is Love,” the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network’s 2012 Gala, raised $225,000, according to a media release from Bassett.
Proceeds support the Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program, which provides Bassett employees with the opportunity to gain an Associate of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at no cost, while continuing part-time or full-time employment.
The Gala Silent Auctions and Raffle contributed nearly $39,000 of the total proceeds. The Otesaga Hotel hosted more than 400 guests at the sold-out event, while the cast of Beatlemania and DJ Pat del Rosario provided entertainment throughout the night. The evening concluded with a fireworks display over the snow-covered lake just after midnight.
“Thanks to the hard work of our many volunteers and the generous support of our sponsors, the 2012 Gala was a resounding success,” Vice President of Development Michael Stein said in the release. “We were completely sold-out and everyone I’ve spoken with had a great time. We can hardly wait until next year, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Friends of Bassett’s New Year’s Eve Gala.”