On the evening of November 18, 2017, over nine hundred people gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Night of a Thousand Stars Gala benefiting our friends at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. As a proud community partner of the foundation, Tom Lee Music was delighted to provide a gorgeous Steinway & Sons grand piano for the occasion.
Patrons enjoyed artisan food and beverages, exceptional musical performances and an exquisite silent auction all in support of the foundation. A smashing $5.95 million was raised for robotic surgery technology, making the evening their most successful gala ever. One patron in particular, Darlene Poole, made a heartfelt donation of $1.97 million to help the foundation realize their goal and continue her late husband’s legacy of supporting surgical excellence in British Columbia.
“This event is a special opportunity to recognize the incredible work many people are doing in health care. It is also an opportunity to thank the philanthropist community that has done so, so much for health care.”
- Barbara Grantham, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
On behalf of everyone at Tom Lee Music, we are grateful to our friends at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and to all the respective donors, sponsors, health care partners and volunteers who support their cause.