The 2018 MetroHealth Gala produced by Party411 Events in support of the MetroHealth green space transformation was a smashing success! Guests arrived at the glamorous Hilton Cleveland Downtown for a black-tie evening that they won’t soon forget.
Greeting guests at the entrance was an awe-inspiring topiary of blue delphiniums and greenery designed by Pieter Bouterse Studio in the shape of the MetroHealth logo. Guests took pictures in front of the show-stopper before heading in to the atrium for drinks, mingling, and a peek at the silent auction prizes.
The ballroom, decorated with a lush green palette in a nod to MetroHealth’s green space transformation initiative, evoked a summer garden with green petal tables, opulent flower centerpieces, and even a ceiling curtain that mimicked a waving tree canopy.
Before the live auction to raise money for the green space, Dr. Akram Boutros, CEO of MetroHealth, introduced Andrea Hope Rubin, a MetroHealth burn survivor, who spoke about her transformative experience and the role MetroHealth played in her recovery.
The highlight of the evening, the live auction, was raucous fun and raised $1.3 million to transform MetroHealth’s green space into a restorative oasis for patients and the community alike.
After the auction, guests enjoyed an After Dark event with dancing and live music from The Sunrise Jones, a popular local cover band. Living rose topiaries moved among the guests to take pictures and entertain, while everyone snacked on elaborate desserts!
The evening ended on a high note, with guests heading home with a plantable herb garden favor to represent the growth and green space theme.