The Hospital Gala

The Hospital Gala, Sarasota’s premier event, has raised more than $5.4 million to benefit Sarasota Memorial Critical Care Services, Cardiac Services, Cancer Care Services and other critical needs.

Date:  Saturday, January 7, 2023
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Proceeds benefit Cancer Care Services at the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at Sarasota Memorial.

For sponsorship information, please contact Sally Schule, Director of Community and Donor Engagement, at 941.374.9700 or

Behind the Scenes of The 2020 Hospital Gala

After two virtual years, we’re so excited to invite you back into the ballroom. Take a look back at our 2020 Hospital Gala and please plan to join us!

Note: Individuals using Donor Advised Funds or Private Foundation Funds for sponsorships are required to purchase tickets separately using personal funds if they wish to attend the event. Tickets based on availability.




Helicopter Sponsor Benefits
  • Exclusive sponsorship level (in business category)
  • Logo recognition on event invitation, event signage, program book, and thank-you
  • Full-page program book ad
  • Name listed in the event press release, event ads
  • Logo on SMHF Facebook page, SMHF website, event eblast
  • Sponsorship recognition in SMHF newsletter or Impact magazine
  • Logo scrolled on event screens
  • Name announced during the event from stage
  • VIP table with priority seating
  • Table signage
  • Personal server dedicated to your table for the evening
  • Premium wine and champagne
  • Two Ritz-Carlton guest rooms for the night of January 7, 2023
  • Invitation to SMHF Corinthian Society donor dinner, December 7, 2023
  • SMHF will print and place guest place cards at your table
  • Attendees to the event (14 guests)
  • Access to VIP reception (14 guests)
  • Tax-deductible amount: $22,550




From The Hospital Gala to The Golf Tournament, to the Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon and Rock the Roof, each event helps support critical needs at Sarasota Memorial.

Rock the Roof event featured image

Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 6 p.m.
SMH-Sarasota West Parking Garage
We are reinventing Rock the Roof with more rock and more roll! Proceeds support Women and Children’s Services at our health system.

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The Hospital Gala event featured image-3x

Saturday, January 7, 2023 | 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
Proceeds benefit Cancer Care Services at the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at Sarasota Memorial.

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Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon event featured image-3x

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Michael’s On East
Proceeds from our 10th annual educational luncheon will benefit services provided at the Cornell Family Behavioral Health Pavilion.

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The Golf Tournament event featured image-3x

Friday, May 5, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.
Laurel Oak Golf & Country Club
The 21st Annual Golf Tournament benefits Physician’s Endowment at our health system.

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SMHF - Corinthian Society Dinner

December 8, 2022
A private dinner honoring members and welcoming new honorees from the previous fiscal year (October – September).
Learn how to become a member: 941.917.1286

1925 Society Reception

Feb 23, 2023 | Sarasota Yacht Club
A private cocktail reception recognizing donors who made cumulative gifts up to $25,000 during the previous fiscal year (October-September).
Learn how to become a member: 941.917.1286

Legacy Society Luncheon

April 13, 2023
A private luncheon celebrating those who made a commitment to the Healthcare Foundation through their estate.
Learn how to become a member: 941.917.1286