The St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation's 10th annual Medallion Gala, held in St. Petersburg's Renaissance Vinoy Resort, celebrated the hospital's 80th anniversary and raised more than $100,000 for the new emergency center, expected to open in January.
More than 325 guests attended the celebration, including foundation executive director Robert Sherman, Dr. Claudia Bundschu, Mary Ellen Conte, Mary Cross, Dr. Thomas Egan, Pat Howells, Joan Jaicks, Darryl LeClair, Charles Osterholt III, Cadry and Joan Putrino, Darryl and Angela Rouson, Steve Schirm, Bill and Kathy Stover, Thomas and Leyla Tremaine, Royal and Alice Travis, Kathy Osterhold Werhner, Bruce Watters, June Wedding and Roberta Yancey.
More than 350 patrons raised beyond $105,000 at Equality Florida Pinellas' annual gala, held in the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg.
The organization's Voice for Equality award went to the Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, presiding moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches.
Annie Hiotis chaired the event committee, which included Diane Hinckley, Karen Goforth, Bob Devin Jones, Todd Richardson, Joe Morrissey and Rand Snell.
Equality Florida is a statewide organization dedicated to securing civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
Guests at the Junior League of St. Petersburg's sustainers spring social enjoyed spring breezes and sea views in the Pinellas Point home of Carol and Langston Holland.
The event welcomed new members of the league's sustaining group of trained volunteers: Judy Cunniff, Kimberly Jackson, Lauri Lee, Elise Minkoff, Tavie Petersen and Holly Walker.
Lee is the league's current president; also attending were president-elect Donna Mainguth, community vice president Cathy McKyton and membership vice president Corrine Flanagan.