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Deborah Hospital Foundation’s 15th Annual Red Tie Gala

Online Fundraising Event Features Former NFL Football Player and Food Network Star Eddie Jackson

Deborah Hospital Foundation is hosting its 15th Annual Red Tie Gala virtually on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Originally scheduled to be held on November 14th at the Hilton at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to be rescheduled, and Gala Invitationwith a top priority for everyone’s safety, Deborah moved its signature fundraising event to a virtual format.

“Our Gala is an eagerly awaited event each year,” said Gala Chair Melissa McGrath. “Not only is it the Foundation’s most significant fundraiser, but over the years it has become a ‘must do’ on many of our supporters social calendar, as we join together to celebrate the medical achievements in heart, lung, and vascular care at Deborah Heart and Lung Center.”

“This year our virtual Gala will capture the same elements that our guests have come to enjoy – an update on the Hospital and its progress, a look at the impact we’ve made in our patients’ lives, and a time for some fun. This year we have Food Network Celebrity Chef and former NFL football player Eddie Jackson sharing a 3-course interactive cooking demo with our guests. It promises to be a fun way to safely join together from our homes, while still supporting the important work of Deborah Hospital Foundation.”

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, and Deborah Hospital Foundation, President and CEO Joseph Chirichella recognized the sacrifices and challenges that have faced many individuals and organizations during the past year.

“We remain grateful to our donors and sponsors who recognize that especially during this extraordinary year, supporting the work at Deborah is more important than ever,” he said. “Being able to remain on the cusp of cutting-edge cardiac treatments for our patients has not diminished — even during the pandemic — but our need to continue this quality care, despite a patient’s ability to pay has only increased. Our mission ‘there is no price on life’ has taken on an even more critical role than before, and it is our generous donors that continue to make it possible for Deborah to fulfill its mission.”

Tickets to Deborah’s 15th Annual Red Tie Gala — emceed by 6ABC News Anchor Rick Williams and sponsored by Epstein, Becker & Green — are $225. Ticket holders will receive a secure link to attend the Gala; enjoy an interactive cooking demo with Chef Eddie, as well as his recipe cards for the evening’s presentation. The first 200 households to register will receive an autographed copy of Chef Eddie’s “Game Day Eats” cookbook; a customized Deborah apron; and a box of non-perishable ingredients for those recipes (perishable items must be purchased separately).


 For more information, contact Joan Fry at 609-893-3372 or

As well the virtual Gala will offer an opportunity to share a memorable evening with like-minded individuals and a robust virtual auction room, where bidders can shop from a wide-range of exciting items. The evening’s other sponsors, include:

Event Sponsors

Epstein becker green

Production Sponsors

clean rental william connolly

Menu Sponsors

cooper schloo psc

Books Sponsors

ewing cole central urgent care Capital Health
corporate synergies wells fargo

Recognition Sponsors

captrust sage center for kidney care
DHLC Admin team parker mccay baldwin
friedman Attorneys at oscislawski imperial
lindenberg morgan stanley

Celebrity Sponsors



ocean first

Terms & Conditions

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