Tanner Medical Foundation Holds Kick-Off Reception for 22nd annual Magnolia Ball
Posted Date: 2/14/2012
Honorary Chairs Bob and Tish Stone.
A group of community leaders and local volunteers officially kicked off the 2012 Magnolia Ball season with a Feb. 9 reception at the Carrollton home of Richie and Ava Bland. Co-chairs for this year’s ball, Ann Newman and Linnie Dortch, announced this year’s theme: “Moonlight at Tiffany’s,” with Bob and Tish Stone announced as honorary chairs for the event.
The 22nd annual Magnolia Ball will be held Saturday, April 28, on the grounds of the Richards’ family estate and will feature an auction, dinner and dancing. The inspiration for this year’s theme is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, characterized by the sophistication, style and class famously captured by Audrey Hepburn.
Serving as Honorary Chairs of the 2012 Magnolia Ball, Bob and Tish Stone of Carrollton, are widely known for their commitment to many local organizations. Tish is a long time Magnolia Ball volunteer and Bob has served on the board of Tanner Medical Foundation since 1994. He currently serves on the Foundation’s Finance Committee.
For the third consecutive year, event proceeds will assist with the funding of construction of a new emergency department and an expansion of surgical services at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton.
“Carroll County’s population has nearly doubled since the department’s last major expansion in the 1980s. As our community has grown, so has the need for expanded emergency care,” said Denise Taylor, president and CEO of Tanner Medical Foundation. “With the new emergency department, Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton will double its emergency treatment capacity.”
Tanner Health System serves more than 100,000 emergency department patients each year, and nearly half are treated at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton.
2012 Magnolia Ball Kick-Off Reception.
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton performed almost 6,000 surgical cases last year, and 90 percent of those procedures were short-stay surgeries. The surgical services expansion at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton will accommodate both the need and the expertise to perform these procedures.
Last year’s Magnolia Ball raised almost $500,000 to for the new emergency department and surgical services expansion, which continues a vision for Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton that began with the construction of Tanner Heart and Vascular Center and the hospital’s Health Education and Wellness Learning Center in 2008.
Each year, more than 200 volunteers work together to present the annual Magnolia Ball, assisting with every detail from invitations to auction preparations and decorations. In addition, more than 350 individuals and companies support the ball through sponsorships, cash donations, donated auction items and in-kind services.
“We are so grateful to the volunteers, sponsors and donors who make the Magnolia Ball possible,” said Taylor. “They are making a vital investment in the future health of our community.”
For more information regarding sponsorship, ticket availability or auction item donations, call Tanner Medical Foundation at 770.836.9871.