December 13, 2023

Second Annual Greater Irvine Chamber Excellence in Healthcare Gala Silent Auction Includes Exclusive Items—and the Opportunity to Support Educational Programs

Attendees of the second annual Greater Irvine Chamber Excellence in Healthcare Gala, will be able to bid on packages and individual items during the Champagne reception sponsored by Chapman University from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

MemorialCare is presenting the Chamber’s 2024 black-tie Gala on Thursday, Jan. 11, 5:30 – 8 p.m., at the Hilton Irvine, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.

Exclusive silent auction items include:

  • Irvine Staycation Package – 1-night stay at Irvine Marriott; Fogo de Chao gift card for complimentary dinner, fountain drinks, and dessert for 2 guests
  • Livin the Suite Life with the Anaheim Ducks - Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:00 p.m.
  • Ducks vs Blue Jackets – 4 tickets in Suite 301B at Honda Center in Anaheim, all-inclusive, in-suite food & beverages, premium no-wait suites entrance
  • Newport Beach Harbor Cruise – 2-hour, guided Newport Harbor cruise for up to 8 passengers, captained by Dave Feldberg, pick-up/drop-off site of your choice
  • Glitz & Glamour – $150 Gorjana gift card; 1 headshot session including 1 retouched image
  • OC Soccer Club Night Out – 4 VIP tickets to a 2024 match of your choice; 4 branded OCSC Championship scarves
  • Wine Lovers Package – 2020 Conundrum California Red Blend, 2020 Duckhorn Merlot, 2018 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 Belle Glos Pinot Noir
  • And much more!

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Irvine Forward Foundation, the Chamber’s nonprofit that supports educational achievement and career readiness in Irvine through scholarships and community engagement.

“The Irvine Forward Foundation was formed to assist Orange County students in their educational pursuits and essential skills development,” said Jessica Welch, IOM, ACE, the nonprofit’s executive director and executive vice president of the Greater Irvine Chamber. “Since the relaunch of Irvine Chamber Education Foundation as Irvine Forward Foundation in 2021, the Foundation has awarded roughly $50,000 to numerous students through generous contributions from community members.”

Through its Excellence in Healthcare awards program, the Greater Irvine Chamber will recognize outstanding healthcare, MedTech, and life science organizations, executives, practitioners, and other innovative industry leaders who continue to serve and make advancements in the region’s formidable healthcare sector. Awards will be presented during the Gala, following a moderated panel of industry experts who will discuss the business of healthcare.

Early-bird registration, through Dec. 22, for individual Gala tickets is $250 for Greater Irvine Chamber members and $400 for non-members. Beginning Dec. 23, tickets are $295 and $450, respectively.


For more information and group/table purchases and sponsorship opportunities, contact Courtney Nakagawa.

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