18th Annual Diamond Angels Fairy Tale Ball Raises Over $850k

December 02, 2022

Lotsy Dotsy and Charlotte Nathanson at 2022 Joe D Fairy Tale Ball

More than 800 guests recently joined Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital CEO Caitlin Stella at the 18th Annual Diamond Angels Fairy Tale Ball at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. The Adventures in the Jungle-themed event – chaired by Heather Geronemus, senior director of Social Equity, Opportunity and Impact at UKG – raised more than $850,000 for the children’s hospital.

Guests enjoyed a fabulous evening that included a craft cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, a spectacular silent auction, and live entertainment provided by Kenny Metcalf as Elton and The Early Years Band – America’s #1 Tribute to Elton John. Since its inception, the gala has raised more than $8 million to support programs, services, and facilities for children and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Leah Carpenter and Scott Wester

The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation are a membership group formed in 2004 that plan the annual event. The role of the group is to advocate for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and support the hospital’s mission to provide safe and high-quality, patient and family-centered care to all children and families, regardless of ability to pay. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has a long history of improving the health and well-being of children and families in the community and the Diamond Angels are proud to support it. The annual event – the Fairy Tale Ball – is their main fundraiser.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children. A level one trauma center, it combines advanced technology, the expertise of board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered approach to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those in its care.

The hospital’s nonprofit foundation focuses on philanthropy to positively impact patients, families, and underwrite programs, facilities, and equipment that support the ‘Joe D.’ mission.

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