2013 Annual Hope Charity Gala

The first Annual Hope Charity Gala was hosted on April 15, 2013 at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Bernardin. The gastronomic event featured a champagne welcome for the 90 guests and a five-course meal created by world-renowned chefs Eric Ripert and Marc Meurin. Three auctions occurred throughout the course of the evening, including a Dutch auction in which guests sponsored 7 syringe pumps, 3 pacemakers, and 5 open-heart operations.


The Gala was a resounding success. Thanks to the generosity of our guests and sponsors over $155,000 was raised to provide life-saving cardiac surgery to children in need in Latin America.

Surgeons of Hope would like to thank Publicis Groupe, Philips, Le Bernardin, and l’Institut Saint Jude for making the Gala possible. We would also like to thank all donors who participated in the silent, live and Dutch auctions, as well as those who made independent donations to Surgeons of Hope.