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St. Helena Hospital Foundation’s IMAGINE Gala Nets Over $2.4 million




St. Helena Hospital Foundation’s IMAGINE Gala Nets Over $2.4 million

Record-breaking Gala Raises Funds for ICU and Smart Room Technology

ST. HELENA, CA, October 28, 2013 – On October 26th, St. Helena Hospital held their 19th annual Foundation Gala at The Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena. The event, aptly named IMAGINE,broke all past records, raising $1 million more than its previous record from last year. The Gala netted over $2.4 million for the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and Smart Room technology.

Over 200 community supporters attended the event to raise their paddles, while also paying tribute to Gala honorees, Anne and Chuck McMinn. A true visionary, Chuck has served on the St. Helena Hospital Foundation Board for almost ten years.

During the dinner, guests enjoyed special musical entertainment by Grammy-Award winning artist, David Pack, who helped bring the crowd to their feet as they danced to the song, “Twist and Shout,” right before the auction commenced. After spirited bidding for Lot 10 – Thirteen 100 Point Wines – the lot sold for $60,000.

The evening concluded with the Fund-a-Need to help support the implementation of the “hospital room of tomorrow” which will dramatically improve the patient and caregiver experience with the use of advanced technology. During the reception, guests perused the interactive Smart Room display and browsed the one-of-a-kind auction lot displays.

“Thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Gala attendees, we will have access to state-of-the-art technology with the hospital room of tomorrow and an improved ICU for our community,” Anne and Chuck McMinn said.

Approximately 800 residents from the community receive critical care in the Intensive Care Unit each year. For more information, please visit or email

About St. Helena Hospital Foundation

The St. Helena Hospital Foundation was established in 1987 with the mission to provide the highest quality of care for Napa Valley residents and neighboring communities through fundraising and philanthropic activities. The Foundation, led by its Board of Directors who serve as vital community advocates, has raised over $90 million to fund the latest equipment and technology, and obtain the finest medical team to provide an elevated health care experience for patients. With a rich legacy of giving since the hospital’s inception in 1878, donations have allowed for St. Helena Hospital to remain at its best, providing top quality care in the region.  For more information or to learn about a range of giving opportunities, please contact St. Helena Hospital Foundation at (707)-963-6208. St. Helena Hospital Foundation is classified as a 501 (c)(3) organization.