he Daly Hospital Foundation, designed to support Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital,
is hosting an online auction to replace its annual fundraising gala, to
prevent the spread of coronavirus.
DHF Director of Philanthropy Stacie Duce said she’s disappointed
to cancel their annual gala.
“It is such a fun event to celebrate the hospital’s successes,
new staff and pursuits,” Duce said. “But we don’t want
to risk any major gathering like that and we’re taking the items
that have already been donated as an online auction. It is a way for people
to support the hospital and have fun with bidding wars and that excitement
to truly have an impact on the hospital’s recovery.”
Duce said the online auction site showcases the auction items well, allows
everyone to participate and is user-friendly.
“The last few months we have seen loyal donors step up and be very
generous,” Duce said. “We’ve met brand-new people who
see the charitable giving really impacts the community, through small
and large means. This online auction opens the doors for anyone to support
the DHF organization, which benefits us all.”
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