Rowan Regional's Patrons Ball set for Sept. 13
Leading Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Patrons Ball this year are Tom Wolpert and Debbie Elliott.
The event will be Saturday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Country Club of Salisbury. Williams Companies Inc. is the presenting sponsor of the ball.
Tickets are $250 for a couple and $125 for an individual. All proceeds will benefit Rowan Regional’s planned Hospice House. The fundraising goal is $155,000. Last year, the ball raised $151,000 to buy new wireless handheld computers for physician use in the medical center’s emergency department.
Invitations were mailed recently to people who attended or supported the ball or other foundation activities during the past five years. Others interested in receiving an invitation may call Vivian Connor, the foundation’s administrative coordinator, at 704-210-6880 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Tom and Debbie are very creative and they have many innovative ideas to make this year’s event fun and memorable,” said Monica Wray Cameron, the foundation’s special events and gifts coordinator. “They work extremely well together and produce a lot of synergy. Plus, they have recruited a great team of energetic volunteers.”
Wolpert and Elliott have served as volunteers on the Patrons Ball Committee for the past two years.
Wolpert is co-owner of “A Step in Time,” a specialty store in downtown Salisbury. He retired from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass., and is the senior author for Harper Row English K-8.
Elliott is a former Army nurse. She retired from the Army Reserves as a lieutenant colonel in 1995. She is married to Chuck Elliott, CEO of Rowan Regional Medical Center. The couple has two children, Elyse and Chase.
Assisting the co-chairmen in organizing the event are: Gwen and Matt Barr, Rochelle Bost, Lorna Brown, Susan Cloninger, Sara Cook, David Correll, Cheryl Goins, Jayne Helms, Dale Huffman, Sandi Humble, Dennis Jewett, Alice Ketcham, Sam Meredith, Janet McCoy, Pam and Joe Morris, Trisha Proper, Barbara Richmond, Mandy Ralston, Betsy Ridenhour, Carole Simmons, Cathy Smith, PJ Smith, Tracy Smith, Wanda Smith, Krista Watts and Lindsay Wineka.
Summie Carter, Thom Dillard and Kenan Smith are sponsorship committee members.Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, call Cameron at 704-210-6881 or e-mail mccameron@ novanthealth.org.