On October 29th, 450 foundation trustees, physicians, and supporters gathered at The Broad Stage located in Santa Monica to celebrate The St. John’s Health Care Foundation 80th Anniversary Gala. With the theme of Oak representing St John’s longevity, strength, and endurance, JJLA brought the vision to life through creative design concepts. Upon entering, guests were greeted with live trees decorated with glowing lanterns, colorful foliage and cozy seating banquettes where autumn inspired hors’ d’oeuvres were served.
Guests flowed into the theater for the show portion of the evening. Legendary sportscaster Al Michaels, The Ellen Show’s Kym Douglas and Saint John’s CEO Michael Ricks took the crowd through a journey of St. John’s past, present, and future achievements. A special message from Tom Selleck and a performance by Broadway star, Shoshana Bean concluded the programming on a high note.
Upon entering the terrace, speciality linens, subtle flickering lighting effects, and light hearted music reminded guests of having dinner at their local favorite bistro under the moon and stars. Encouraged to wander, guests could enjoy a smoked old fashioned at the speciality drink activation or take a photo at the leaf pattern wall. From the three course dinner encompassing an ode to fall flavors, to branded ice-cubes or an ’80’ made of foam to top their gourmet cappuccino, JJLA believes ‘it’s all in the details!’. Guests were brought through a journey throughout the evening leaving them with an unforgettable experience!