Storybook Gala overcomes COVID hurdles to raise funds and awareness for MWPH
Hospital Engages Supporters in a Successful Virtual Event
BALTIMORE, MD (November 24) – Despite obstacles posed by the pandemic, the 8th annual Storybook Gala raised more than $350,000 (net) to benefit the families and patients of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH). The gala garnered significant support through sponsorships, ticket sales, individual “Fund-A-Wish” donations, community events and an online auction. Following the cancellation of the in-person gala, event organizers pivoted to a special online auction where a mass of supporters enthusiastically bid on a wide variety of items. Through the eight years of the Storybook Gala, the hospital has been able to raise more than $2.3 million.
“A huge thank you to our committee and the MWPH development team for their efforts to make this year’s auction a spectacular one!” said Alison Cohen, Gala Chair and Mt. Washington Pediatric Foundation Board member. “The success of the auction is a true testament to their efforts and highlights our community’s unending support to assist MWPH in its mission to help children to heal and grow.”
Though the event pivoted to an online auction, the hospital continued to engage many individuals and community partners for a very positive result. MWPH thanks its sponsor community including: M&T Bank, Priority 1 Automotive Group, DF Dent and Company, the Eliasberg Family Foundation, H&S Bakery, Inc., Johns Hopkins Medicine, Kelly Benefit Strategies, Len Stoler Automotive Group, MCB Real Estate, NFM Lending, the University of Maryland Medical System, Verdence Capital Advisors, Whiting-Turner and Raskin Global.
About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: Where Children go to Heal and Grow
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides family-focused, integrated care to children with serious, chronic or complex medical needs. Since 1922, the hospital has helped children heal from illness and injury, and now treats more than 8,500 patients each year. The 102-bed hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine and has locations in Baltimore City, Prince George's County, Harford County and in the community.