Crystal Ball Gala 2014
The 2014 Crystal Ball Gala, hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation included an evening of dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction, and awards ceremony that attracted hundreds of supporters. Hundreds of leaders from the community, academic institutions, government, health care and biotech industries helped the foundation honor Dr. Starzl at the “Cherry Blossom Extravaganza,” this year’s gala evening held at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa., on April 11. In the process, they raised more than $100,000 to benefit the foundation’s global research, outreach and patient advocacy programs.
Foundation leaders also presented the 2014 Community Commitment Award to Teri and Jim Holton, of Doylestown. The Holtons have provided generous support to the Hepatitis B Foundation, with Teri serving as chair of the Crystal Ball auction committee for the past four years and making it a tremendous success. In addition, Teri volunteers regularly in the community and her church and Jim supports many local food pantries with donations from Kellogg where he is a senior vice president.
The Holtons’ generosity have distinguished them even within the context of the extremely supportive community of southeast Pennsylvania, said Joel Rosen, Esq., chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hepatitis B Foundation and Managing Partner of High Swartz, LLP.
“Teri and Jim's tireless work on behalf of the Foundation is a wonderful example of how we all can better serve our communities,” concluded Rosen during the award presentation.
The Hepatitis B Foundation’s Annual Crystal Ball Gala would not have been possible without the support of its generous sponsors:
- Presenting Sponsor - Univest
- Platinum Sponsors - Gilead Sciences and SigmaPharm
- Emerald Sponsors - Allure West Studios, Bugajewski Facility Services, deArt Folio, Furia Rubel Communications, High Swartz LLP, OnCore Biopharma and University of Pittsburgh Medical College
- Media Sponsor – Bucks County Herald
Please enjoy photographs from the eventful evening
Photo Credits: Natalie Wi, Allure West Studios