21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Virtual Gala

Tuesday, December 1st 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Virtual Gala

6:30 p.m. Gathering & Silent Auction

7:00 p.m. Program & Award Ceremony - Register Below

2020 has certainly been quite a year, and while Covid-19 will prevent us from being together in person to celebrate the 21st Annual Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence Gala, we invite you to join us virtually for this special event on December 1, 2020. The goal of this year’s Gala is to raise $1,000,000 to benefit Caron’s scholarship fund, the opening of The Keele Center in Florida and addiction medicine research to advance patient outcomes. Your support is needed now more than ever.

The Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence will be presented to Carol E. Ware for her courageous recovery, generous support of her community and commitment to helping others. It promises to be an inspiring evening so be sure to register to receive the link by email prior to the event.

For more information, contact Patty Poach at ppoach@albrechtevents.com.

Caron has many stories of strength, hope, and compassion to give you a glimpse into the lives you are helping to change. Watch a few of these stories.

Silent Auction

The silent auction, filled with experiences and packages, will be open for bidding on Tuesday 11/24 and close on Tuesday 12/1 at 8:00 p.m. You can sign up here by entering your email address and you must enter a credit card number to bid. You do not need to attend the virtual event to participate in the silent auction.

Ways to Give

  • Make an online donation below.
  • Bid on silent auction items filled with incredible experiences and packages.
  • Give by Mail - Make your check payable to Caron and mail to: Attn: Caron Development Office, 120 Stayman Drive, North Wales, PA 19454
  • Give or Purchase a Ticket by Phone - Call Patty Poach at 267-625-3855.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:

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Recovery for Life Sponsor:

  • Steve Wall and Julie Uebler

RJC Award Sponsor:

  • 1660 Foundation
  • Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Celebration Sponsors:

  • Jack and Tammy Dodds
  • Morgan Lewis
  • The Tiagwad Family
  • The von Seldeneck Family

Event Sponsors:

  • Kevin and Cortney Beebe
  • NSM Insurance Group

Gold Sponsors:

  • The Duffy Family Endowed Fund
  • Dennis Leibowitz
  • Christopher and Ellen Maguire Foundation
  • Paul Muller Family and Team Toyota of Langhorne, Glen Mills & Princeton
  • John and Charlene Roberts

Diamond Sponsors:

  • Conner Strong and Buckelew
  • Dr. Richard Cutler
  • Diversified Search
  • Duane Morris
  • Daniel and Florence Green Foundation and Firstrust Bank
  • Tony and Elaine Grillo
  • Peter and Susan Henson
  • Randi and Jon Joseph
  • Marguerite Schroeder
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Ben Zintak

Printing & Chocolate Sponsor:

  • American Solutions for Business

For more information about sponsor packages or customizing a sponsor package, please contact Christina Phillips-Ramos at CPhillips-Ramos@caron.org or 484-342-5752.


Carol E. Ware

Known well in Chester County for her philanthropic and volunteer leadership, Carol focuses her social action in the areas of health and human services, education, history, and community building.

Click here to read more about Carol.

Gala Chairs

  • Daniel J. Hilferty
  • Steven R. Wall, Esq.

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Denise Day
  • Lawrence F. Gilberti, Esq.
  • Marguerite Schroeder, Regional Advisory Board Chair
  • Dean Antonia Villarruel, Penn Nursing

Gala Committee

Kathy Albanese, Ashley Albrecht, Sherri Belkoff, Randi Blumenthal Joseph, Dr. Richard Cutler, Linda Caron Denby, Louis DeSanto, Mark Duffy, Bill Dugdale, Danielle Filmore, Aaron Greenfield, Kristen Harootunian, Jim McManus, George Meldrum, Marcella Pettorossi, Patty Poach, Brett Tiagwad, Michael Tornvall, Charlene Vickers

Hear from Caron leadership about the importance of The Keele Center in Florida and Caron’s work in addiction medicine research.

Date & Time

Tuesday, December 1st 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM