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Centers of Excellence

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2016

AtlantiCare Foundation to hold
57th Annual Century Club Gala

Who:           Approximately 750 tickets sold
What:          For AtlantiCare Foundation's 57th Century Club Gala
When:         Saturday, April 9, 6 p.m. to midnight
6 p.m. – VIP reception and remarks
6:45 to 7:45 p.m. – Reception
7:45 p.m. –Steve Delisi Band & the Edgardo A. Cintron Band to play "Conga" by Gloria Estafa; salsa dancers to lead guests into ballroom
8:10 p.m. – Remarks
➢ David Tilton, president and CEO, AtlantiCare, to welcome guests.
➢ Eugene Arnone, chair, AtlantiCare Health System Board, to acknowledge sponsors and to present Edward R. Knight Award to Joseph DeStefano, MD, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
Where:        The Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
                    1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
                    Media interested in covering the event should contact Jennifer Tornetta.
                    ***All still and video footage is to be taken in the Event Center with no
                    additional coverage permitted on the casino floor.

Details:        Event chairpersons are Peter Thompson, MD, trauma surgeon, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, and his wife, Mary, of Mays Landing; and Pacifico Agnellini, Esq., and Kelly Agnellini, of Longport.
The theme of the Gala will be "Salsa Nights in Old Havana."
Proceeds from the Gala will benefit AtlantiCare's clinical and community programs and services, including the Heart Institute and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC), and AtlantiCare's Healing Arts Program.

Event Highlights

  • Gala décor will include Havana-themed decorations throughout reception area and ballroom.
  • Guests will enter event through rustic shuttered archway inspired by Old Havana architecture.
  • Salsa dancers and conga band will provide entertainment during VIP and cocktail receptions.
  • Guests will receive colorful, beaded necklaces.
  • Reception area will feature palm trees and a red 1958 Chevrolet.
  • Centerpieces will feature birds of paradise, orchids, palm fronds, coffee beans. Chocolate cigars will be placed on all tables.
  • Sponsors will be highlighted on 1950s inspired Havana-style movie marquees.
  • Photo area to include:
    • "Selfie" station will include cutout masks and a banner featuring design elements from the invitation to allow guests to pose in the town of Old Havana.
    • Professional photography station.

Entertainment will be provided by Hank Lane's Steve Delisi Band, New York, New York.

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org


AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.

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