|| Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples
Cortney and Kevin Beebe are serving as Chairs and Simone and Scott Lutgert as Immediate Past Chairs for the 2017 Magnolia Ball to benefit NCH’s oncology programs.
At the Magnolia Ball Kick-off Reception (Click here to see photos), it was announced that proceeds from the event will be used to launch a comprehensive Cancer Navigation program. Navigators work with patients diagnosed with cancer--and their families--to help guide them along the often difficult and intimidating path through cancer care to ensure that their unique emotional, physical and psychological needs are addressed.
Please click here to see a list of current 2017 Magnolia Ball patrons and click here for the Grand Magnolia Society members.
If you have not already done so and would like your name to be included in the 2017 Magnolia Ball Program, please make your commitment to a Patron level by March 17, 2017. Click here for information about the 2017 Magnolia Ball Patron levels.
Please let us know your intentions at your earliest convenience by replying to this email or responding to Monica Biondo at 239.624.2019 or Monica.Biondo@nchmd.org.
Save the Date!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples
Cortney and Kevin Beebe will serve as Chairs and Simone and Scott Lutgert as Immediate Past Chairs for the 2017 Magnolia Ball to benefit NCH’s oncology programs. The Ball is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples.
The Magnolia Ball is held every other year. The event held in 2015—chaired by the Lutgerts—raised more than $1.4 million to help fund the renovation of the William and Susan Dalton Oncology Unit at NCH’s Downtown Naples Hospital. The unit closed for renovation in May 2016 is scheduled to reopen in February 2017.
“A cancer diagnosis is so disruptive to both patients and their families,” said Kevin Beebe. “We are pleased to support an event to give NCH—which is trusted in this community for providing quality healthcare—additional resources to the oncology program. This elegant, Southern-style fundraiser has benefitted many and we know we can do so much more with the help of generous donors in our community.”
“Kevin and I are honored to chair this one-of-a-kind ball,” added Cortney. “We are planning an evening of dinner, dancing, and Southern hospitality to raise funds to help make a difference in the lives of patients being treated for cancer, and their families. We believe the Magnolia Ball will be considered one of the events of the season that simply
shouldn’t be missed.”
“The NCH Healthcare Foundation is privileged to have Cortney and Kevin serve as chairs for this year’s Magnolia Ball,” said Allen Weiss, M.D., President and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. “Just two years ago, Cortney and Kevin chaired a successful NCH Hospital Ball, raising $1 million for cardiology services. Cortney also serves on the NCH Foundation Committee. Their willingness to contribute their time and energy to Chair this important event is a testament to their community philanthropic spirit."
Cortney and Kevin moved to Naples from Arkansas in 2008. They were well-known philanthropists in their community and served in leadership roles for several worthwhile organizations. Kevin spent his career in the telecommunications industry and served in the role as group president of operations at ALLTEL. He helped lead the company through a private buyout and subsequently formed 2BPartners, LLC to advise investors and managers on strategic, financial and operational issues. Cortney’s background is in the sports marketing industry. She developed and managed programs with NASCAR, the NFL and college football teams. She served as the point person for corporate sponsors of the Super Bowl, NASCAR’s Daytona 500 race and the SEC Football Championship.
For information about Patron levels for the 2017 Magnolia Ball, contact Monica Biondo at the NCH Healthcare System Foundation at (239) 624-2000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.