30th Annual Top Hat Celebration Bigger Than Ever
On October 8, 2016 more than 650 guests came together under the Grant Tent
to raise funds for Washington Hospital's Prenatal Diagnostic Center.
More than $220,000 was raised from sponsorships, ticket sales, individual
donations, a fantastic live auction and the ever-popular Fund-A-Need.
The Top Hat Co-chairs were Dr. Albert Brooks, Dr. Bettina Kurkjian and
Foundation Honorary Trustee, Marlene Weibel.
Guests enjoyed an outstanding meal prepared and served by McCalls Catering
of San Francisco. Following dinner, the dance floor lit up and guests
danced the night away to the Joe Sharino Band. Those who preferred a quieter
setting, enjoyed music, conversation, after-dinner cocktails and desserts
in the Anderson Jazz Lounge.
When it opens in 2017, Washington Hospital’s Prenatal Diagnostic
Center will offer critical prenatal care to expecting mothers with high-risk
pregnancies. Instead of traveling out of the area for prenatal services,
these patients will be treated locally by a UCSF-affiliated perinatologist
with expertise in high-risk pregnancies
Rod Silveira, Foundation President, said, “I am so pleased that proceeds
from this year’s Top Hat gala will help support this center for
high-risk patients and their babies, right here in our community. I would
like to thank our wonderful Top Hat co-chairs and committee members and
also express my gratitude to our generous sponsors, guests and volunteers
who make this a spectacular event each year. Make sure to mark your calendar
now for Top Hat XXXI, taking place on October 14, 2017!”
If you would like to donate to the Washington Hospital’s Prenatal
Diagnostic Center, please call (510) 791-3428 or email
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