Charlotte, NC — The third annual Levine Children’s Gala raised a record $2.4 million for pediatric patients at Levine Children’s Hospital. More than 500 guests and numerous sponsors celebrated Levine Children’s Hospital’s 10th anniversary at the April 1 event.
Cincinnati-based roof thatcher William Cahill donated his time and materials to thatch the roof of a 8×12- ft. playhouse/potting shed. It was auctioned for $10,000 to support the children’s hospital. The project was built off site and transported about 7 miles to the event.
Levine Children’s Hospital
“When we opened our doors 10 years ago, it was our vision to raise the bar for the delivery of healthcare to children in Charlotte and the surrounding region,” said Callie Dobbins, the Levine Children’s Hospital facility executive. “I’m proud to say that we have done exactly that – thanks to the support of the community. Today, Levine Children’s Hospital is so much more than we dreamed it would be.”
Major gala sponsors included UTC Aerospace, SunEnergy1, US Trust, Barings and Brighthouse Financial. Actress Angie Harmon, along with Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, co-emceed the event. The gala concluded with a performance by headline entertainment group, American Authors.
The gala organizing committee included Candy and Darren Bing, Amy and Alfred Dawson, Angie Harmon, Katie and Matt Burge, Sherrard and John Georgius, Stephanie and David Gitlin, Mandy and Todd Houser, Emily and Tyler Johnson, Kara and Greg Olsen, Ana and Manuel Rey, Tiffany and Scott Smith, Ann and Michael Tarwater, and Amy and Martin Welton.