Starlight Gala 2019

Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

Be the Light

AdventHealth is committed to delivering whole-person care throughout the communities we have the privilege of serving. With compassionate spirits and hearts, our team members impact thousands of lives every day.

Your support of the 2022 Gala funds hospital and community programs, like the below, and helps our team be the light when patients and community members need them most.

Care Closet: Honoring each person’s dignity by providing clothes to patients in need before they leave the hospital.

Memory Making: Helping families remember a loved one by creating special, custom keepsakes.  

Food is Health: Providing community nutrition classes for children and adults in underserved communities. 

Mental Health Support: Providing mental health and well-being resources to care teams, so they can best care for others.

Healing Spaces: Improvements to our interfaith chapels and healing gardens, where patients and guests can take time to reflect. 

Patient and Family Member Support: Providing resources, guidance and comfort to help others on the road to recovery and healing. 

Gavin DeGraw
Special Performance by

Gavin DeGraw

GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw’s inimitable voice and soulful style boldly bloomed on his 2003 platinum-certified full-length debut, Chariot. It included the gold single “Follow Through,” as well as both platinum hits, “Chariot,” and “I Don’t Want To Be.” In 2008, his self-titled second album, Gavin DeGraw, bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 powered by the platinum-selling single “In Love With a Girl.” 2011’s gold-certified Sweeter saw him return to the Top 10 as the single “Not Over You” went four times platinum. Meanwhile, his 2013 duet with Colbie Caillat, “We Both Know,” garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Song Written For Visual Media” for Safe Haven. He’s the rare talent who could seamlessly share the stage with Billy Joel and The Allman Brothers or Maroon 5 and Shania Twain. In 2016, Something Worth Saving incited widespread critical applause from USA Today, Billboard, Entertainment Tonight, and Huffington Post. With a front row seat to this wonderfully wild life led by his late parents Lynne and John Wayne, Gavin DeGraw recounts his most meaningful memories and valuable lessons on his seventh full-length offering, Face The River [RCA Records]. Now, he stitches together a timeless tale of his own soundtracked by a signature fusion of pop, soul, country, folk and funk.
Jason Alpert
Meet our Auctioneer

Jason Alpert

Jason Alpert and Alpert Enterprises are known as The Voice of All Seasons. The team of four Tampa Bay-based live auctioneers and fundraising consultants put on fundraising shows like no other live auctioneers, and have helped raise more than $250,000,000 for worthy charities around the country.

Jason has called the live auction for organizations like Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Best Buddies, Boys and Girls Clubs, Chris Evert Charities, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, DeBartolo Family Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Salvation Army, Special Olympics, United Way, and even the WWE, among many others. His unique style captivates, engages and entertains groups of all sizes.

Jason has also been heard as the voice of NASCAR at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Ford Racing, Walt Disney World ESPN Club, Special Olympics Florida, the Orange Bowl Committee, and the Delray Beach Open ATP World Tour event, and has been named “Best Benefit Live Auctioneer” by Tampa Bay Magazine for six years running.  

Alpert Enterprises is thrilled to have supported the fundraising efforts of AdventHealth West Florida since 2014.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email us at [email protected].

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2019 Starlight Gala

The Foundation West Florida 2019 Starlight Gala took place on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Tampa Marriott Water Street. More than 700 compassionate community members gathered at this sold out event for an inspiring, entertaining evening that include powerful patient testimonies, a high-energy live auction, a delicious dinner, and a special performance by LeAnn Rimes. Proceeds benefited new technology and services that allow our care teams to save lives throughout local AdventHealth West Florida hospitals. 

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