The Tenth Annual CopaBall was held last Saturday, October 26th at the Arizona Biltmore and Spa. The event is the single largest annual fundraising event of the Maricopa Health Foundation, and was attended by 534 guests including District Board members Mark Dewane and Mary Harden, who was also a co-chair of the event along with Dr. Kevin Foster and Dr. Ruth Rimmer. City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was also in attendance.
The program began with the Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus singing selections, including “You Raise Me Up” to a video showing the impact Maricopa Heath Foundation has made in the community. During the program, the Foundation honored Lou Ann Jones, RN with the Joey Ridenour Nursing Excellence Award and Dr. Daniel Caruso with the J. Kipp Charlton Physician Excellence Award for their unparalleled commitment to providing exemplary care at MIHS. This year's Chairman award was presented to Betsey Bayless, who's dedication and service to the community has made a tremendous impact on healthcare in the Valley.
This year’s fundraising recipient is the Arizona Burn Center at MIHS, and more than $108,000 was raised during the silent auction ($38,000) and special “Gift of Hope” appeal ($70,000). The net proceeds from ticket sales will reach approximately $100,000 bringing the total proceeds from the event to $208,000. During the appeal, the Anderson Family Foundation pledged a matching $500,000 gift under the conditions that the Foundation will raise a total of $500,000 from net proceeds of the CopaBall and donations received through April 15th, 2014.
Maricopa Health Foundation is grateful to its many sponsors and supporters for an excellent evening and another successful CopaBall.