Susan Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall President & CEO and The Ruth Eckerd Hall Board of Directors announced today Something Special, a virtual benefit to support the Ruth Eckerd Hall Recovery Fund, streaming live online on Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m. The program will be hosted by award-winning journalist Lissette Campos and along with a live auction emceed by auctioneer, Jason Alpert. Registration for the free event and sponsorships are available now by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com/benefit. (Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Most-Beloved Performers Students From The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts-LEFT)
The star-studded evening will include virtual performances from GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, as well as a virtual performance by the students of the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. There will also be an auction of one-of-a-kind memorabilia from the Ruth Eckerd Hall vault, including an electric guitar autographed by the multi-platinum rock band STYX, microphone autographed by the legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka and more. To view the list of auction items, please visit www.RuthEckerdHall.com/benefit to get registered. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Recovery Fund. (Sample of a charity guitar by Les Paul right).
In making the announcement Susan said, “Every year, around this time, we host a fundraising event that helps us maintain our operations and programming and education offerings year round. As a not-for-profit arts organization, Ruth Eckerd Hall relies on ticket sales and contributions to fulfill our mission. In our most challenging year yet, our fundraising efforts are more crucial than ever, our main stages have been dark for many months due to the global pandemic, diminishing income drastically.”
For more information, to register for the virtual benefit and auction, or to become a sponsor, please visit www.RuthEckerdHall.com/benefit. The event is sponsored by Clearwater Cardiovascular Consultants, Beth & John England, Creative Contractors, Inc., Publix Charities, Adam Abelson & David Abelson, Barry & Judith Alpert & Family, Bollenback & Forret CPAs, Bouchard Insurance, Duke Energy, Kimberly & Matthew Hoffman and Bob & Cathy Smith.
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