Event Raises More Than $600,000 for New Robotic Surgery Program
November 15, 2008 (SAN DIEGO) — Grossmont Hospital Foundation
hosted its Carnevale di Venezia Annual Gala on Saturday, Nov. 1, at
the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina to help raise money for Sharp Grossmont
Hospital. The event netted more than $600,000 dollars, which will support
the hospital’s new da Vinci® Robotic Surgery program.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation formally presented the hospital with
a $300,000 contribution during the event, as the tribe’s chairman, Daniel
J. Tucker, made the announcement.
Hosted by Grossmont Hospital Foundation volunteers and staff, the fundraising
event drew an attendance of 500 guests, which included physicians and community
and civic leaders. Kimberly Hunt, 10NewsLive anchor, was the emcee and former
NBC anchor Bill Menish was the auctioneer. The event was chaired by Connie
Conard, Ann Goldberg and their volunteer committee. The Honorary Chair was
Virginia Napierskie, who was honored that evening for her many years of philanthropic
support. Additional major sponsors of the event were Grossmont Healthcare District,
Grossmont Hospital Medical Staff, and Virginia Napierskie.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute
care hospital in San Diego’s East County.