On Thursday, May 11th, Alliance Medical Ministry hosted over 350 of our donors, volunteers, corporate sponsors, board members, friends, and ambassadors for our third Farm to Table Dinner, raising over $159,000!
The evening began with a cocktail hour in our Community Garden, where attendees enjoyed Lynnwood Brewing Concern craft beer and hand-mixed cocktails prepared by Camp Cocktail. Featured cocktails were "The Prescription" and "The Doctor's Orders", prepared with local spirits from TOPO Distillery and Lassiter Distilling Company.
Our Community Garden was in full bloom, with Garden & Wellness Coordinator Jesse Crouch offering garden tours and education on the benefits of our Garden & Wellness Program. The clinic was open for tours, with staff sharing about the care and services provided onsite and the community partners providing off-site care to our patients.
Before dinner began, all attendees had the opportunity play a "Game of Chance" at our Wine Wall, sponsored by Janet Clayton, CCIM, Healthcare Real Estate Group of Avison Young. Many thanks to our Wine Wall volunteers, including Rebecca and George Edwards, Carrie McMillan and David Boaz, Sheridan Howie,Farah Raymond, and Hannah Wilson.
Cocktail hour was enjoyed by all!
As the sun set, guests headed under the tent for a delicious family-style dinner prepared by partner and event sponsor Irregardless Cafe. The dinner menu included a garden salad (including greens from the Well-Fed and Alliance gardens), barbeque salmon, short ribs, baby potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Dessert was homemade vanilla ice cream and blueberries, prepared by our friends at Andia's Homemade Ice Cream.
The evening's program kicked off with testimonials provided by Alliance patients Angela, Kathy, Jan, Pablo, and Maria.
Auctioneer Benjamin Farrell kicked off the live auction portion of the evening announcing a $10,000 matching gift from the Alliance Board of Directors. The live auction raised $64,000! Auction packages included a BBQ for 50, a long weekend on Bald Head Island, a chef dinner at Raleigh favorite Standard Foods, an in-home dinner prepared by Chef Jonathan Ballard, a rooftop cocktail party at Form & Function, and a trip to Barcelona.
A special thanks to our event co-chairs, Colleen Blondell, Julie Hardesty, and Sherri Henderson for their tireless work on the event.
We are especially grateful to our sponsors for making this event such a success: