GRH Foundation Gala Returns April 6

By on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

LA GRANDE – (Release from the Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation) La Grande, Oregon – February 21, 2024 – Grande Ronde Hospital (GRH) Foundation is delighted to announce the much-anticipated return of its annual Gala, scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 6th, at 6 pm. The event will be held at Loso Hall, located on the picturesque Eastern Oregon University campus.

This year’s Gala promises to be an evening of elegance, entertainment, and philanthropy. Attendees will be treated to a sumptuous dinner prepared by renowned chef Merlyn Baker, ensuring a delightful culinary experience. The entertainment lineup is guaranteed to captivate and uplift guests throughout the evening.

The primary focus of the Gala is to raise vital funds for the GRH Foundation’s Healthier Together Campaign. Proceeds from the event will directly support the construction of new operating rooms and initiatives aimed at enhancing healthcare access for all members of our community.

Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event are available for purchase at Attendees are encouraged to secure their tickets early to ensure their participation in this remarkable evening of giving and celebration.

In addition to the Gala festivities, supporters will have the opportunity to participate in enticing raffle drawings featuring three distinct prizes. The prizes include a luxurious Caribbean vacation, a three-day getaway at a premier casino resort, and a thrilling 50/50 raffle where one lucky winner could walk away with up to $5,000 in winnings.

During the Gala, the Foundation will conduct a paddle raise to solicit further contributions towards the Healthier Together Campaign. Last year, the Foundation successfully raised $240,000, and this year, aims to surpass that milestone with the generous support of attendees and sponsors alike.

“We are thrilled to once again host our annual Gala, bringing together our community in support of a cause that is dear to us all – ensuring access to quality healthcare for everyone,” said Patrick Flynn, Foundation Manager. “With the unwavering support of our donors and partners, we are confident that this year’s event will be our most successful yet, allowing us to make significant strides towards our healthcare goals.”

For media inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or further information about the GRH Foundation Gala, please contact Patrick Flynn at or 541-963-1431.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of an unforgettable evening that combines glamour, generosity, and goodwill. Join us at the GRH Foundation Gala on April 6th and help us build a healthier future for our community.

About Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation:

Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation is dedicated to supporting Grande Ronde Hospital’s mission to provide quality healthcare to the community. Through fundraising initiatives and community partnerships, the Foundation works to enhance patient care, expand services, and improve health outcomes for all. The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation has been fundraising for patient care equipment at Grande Ronde Hospital since 1969 and has raised more than 5.2 million dollars. For questions about their fundraising projects or to make a donation, call 541-963-1431 or go to