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Deborah Hospital Foundation’s 16th Annual Red Tie Gala Raises Funds for Patient Care

Virtual Event, Emceed by 6ABC News Anchor Rick Williams, Features Mixologist Dale DeGroff and Magician and Comedian Justin Willman

Deborah Hospital Foundation is hosting its 16th Annual Red Tie Gala virtually on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. This signature event is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year and supports heart, lung and vascular care at Deborah Heart and Lung Center.

“Our Gala is an eagerly awaited event each year,” said Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Deborah Hospital Foundation Executive Vice President and COO Joseph Manni. “Not only is this the Foundation’s most significant fundraiser, but over the years it has become a ‘must do’ on many of our supporters social calendar, as we join together to celebrate another year of medical achievements and patient care at Deborah Heart and Lung Center.”

“This year our virtual Gala will capture the same elements that our guests have come to enjoy – an update on the Hospital and its progress, a look at the impact we’ve made in our patients’ lives, and a time for fun with likeminded supporters. We are excited to bring some truly spectacular talent right into our guests’ living rooms – talented mixologist Dale DeGroff, also known as the King of Cocktails, who will shake and stir some amazing beverages for us. And our main headliner, Justin Willman is sure to impress. He is an amazing magician and comedian whose show Magic for Humans on Netflix, has a huge following.”

“Once again, we are very happy to have 6ABC’s news anchor Rick Williams join us as emcee.”

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Deborah Hospital Foundation Red Tie Gala Emcee, 6ABC News Anchor Rick Williams, (second from left) with Deborah Heart and Lung Center employees, pharmacist Parijat Billah, PharmD; nurse Jessica Ahearn, RN; and security officer Willie Smith, who will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the virtual Gala on November 13.

“We remain grateful to our donors and sponsors who recognize that especially during these extraordinary times, the work at Deborah is more important than ever,” said Deborah Heart and Lung Center, and Deborah Hospital Foundation, President and CEO Joseph Chirichella. “Being able to remain on the cusp of cutting-edge cardiac treatments for our patients has not diminished — even during the pandemic — and our need to continue this quality care, despite a patient’s ability to pay has only increased. Our mission ‘there is no price on life’ has taken on an even more critical role than before, and it is our generous donors that continue to make it possible for Deborah to fulfill its mission.”

He added: “While we are all disappointed that for the second year we are not able to gather together in person to celebrate, I am proud of our Gala Committee who have put together an amazing evening for our guests. As this year closes, and brings us one step nearer to 2022 and Deborah’s 100th Birthday Anniversary, I expect this year’s Gala with its star-studded line-up will set the stage for next year’s in-person celebratory bash.”

Ticket links to Deborah’s 16th Annual Red Tie Gala, sponsored by Epstein, Becker & Green — are $250. Ticket holders will receive a secure link to attend the Gala; enjoy an interactive show; receive a specially-customized gift box pre-shipped for event night; have secure entrance to the Gala night’s auction room; and share in a memorable night with other Deborah like-minded fans.

The evening’s other sponsors, include:

  • Celebrity Sponsors: McCarter & English; Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates; OceanFirst Foundation
  • Production Sponsors: Cooper University Health Care, William H. Connolly Insurance
  • Technical Sponsors: Boston Scientific; Capital Health; Betsy Schloo, MD; Siemens Healthineers; Whitesell Construction
  • Gift Sponsors: Central Jersey Urgent Care; Cleveland Clinic; Corporate Synergies/Ron Weiss; Morgan Law, LLC; Withum
  • Media Sponsor: South Jersey Magazine

Sponsorship and ticket link reservations can be made at For more information, contact Joan Fry at 609-893-3372 or









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