Washington County’s most stylish citizens danced the night away and enjoyed cuisine by one of Portland’s finest restaurants at the Tuality Healthcare Foundation’s 27th Annual Dinner Dance at the Tuality Health Education Center in Hillsboro on Saturday.
As one of the Foundation’s main fundraisers, this year’s Dinner Dance theme was “A Night at the Museum”, celebrating Tuality Community Hospital’s many illustrious achievements throughout its history. Attendees were treated to an interesting collection of antique medical artifacts from the hospital’s archives, displayed throughout the Education Center’s festively decorated auditorium and atrium.
Dick Stenson, Tuality Healthcare Chief Executive Officer, and Cece Clitheroe, Director of the Tuality Healthcare Foundation, welcomed guests and sponsors. Mark Rosenbaum, managing partner of Rosenbaum Financial, the event’s Presenting Sponsor, applauded Tuality’s unique role as Hillsboro’s community hospital, and praised the public benefit that the Dinner Dance fundraiser provides.
The Tuality Healthcare Foundation’s Board Chairman, Randy Bateman, reiterated the importance of Tuality’s impact on the area, as well as the effect the hospital has had on him personally, being one of the many members of the community to begin their lives within its walls.
The evening culminated with a sumptuous, multi-course dinner prepared by Jake’s Catering, a sister company to the world-renowned Jake’s Famous Crawfish restaurant in downtown Portland, followed by a lively dance party to the sounds of DesignBand, a talented quartet specializing in music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
“It was a magical evening,” said Clitheroe, “I would like to thank all of our sponsors and the many who attended for making this a night to remember.”