A Drive-In Gala

September 25, 2021

Drive-In Gala

Guests took to their cars, jeeps and SUVs on Saturday, June 5, to attend the 2021 Gala in the Garden – Drive-In Edition raising more than $163,000 for a great cause: the children and families served by the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Emily Howatt Pliskatt Pediatric Unit. Held on the beautiful campus of Olympus Corporation of the Americas in Center Valley, the event brought nearly 250 people together on a summer-like night, where they dined on elegant boxed gourmet dinners and kicked back in lawn chairs or their cars to watch the evening’s program on industrial-sized portable movie screens. The featured patient video was “Melvin’s Story” about Melvin Parker, a young teen who was accidentally shot in the face and spent four months in the pediatric unit.

Thank You!

Gala Co-Chairs:

Colleen Hart, John Upright and John Colosimo from Lockton Companies

Presenting Sponsors:

Lockton Companies and Lutron Electronics Company Inc.

Venue Sponsor:

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Center Valley

Gala Committee:

Ed Blair – Lutron Electronics Company Inc.
Marie Clemens – Hospital Central Services, Inc.
John Eureyecko – Lutron Electronics Company Inc.
David Gloss – Adams Outdoor Advertising
Pete Kareha – McGriff Insurance Services
Fred Koons – KSA&D
Sara Lakatosh
Jessica Lilly – Capital Blue Cross
Susan Linski – Susan Bella Jewelry
Sheri Luther – Good Shepherd Pediatrics
Deb Martin – Deb Martin Graphic Design
Jeannine O’Callaghan – C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
Lori Ofner – RCN
Sherry Reichard – Truist
Terry Weida – Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Nate Wood – Truist

Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and guests who made this event such a success.


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