The Good Samaritans' 39th Annual Gala, "ARTRAGEOUS" February 3, 2024

Celebrating a new record of $718,000 raised!

This record-breaking 39th Annual Gala was truly 'ARTRAGEOUS!' Proceeds from the event continue to move us forward in delivering the right care, at the right time, and at the right price, while ensuring everyone in our community has access to innovative, compassionate care with the exceptional patient experience we all deserve. Thank you to everyone who helped make the evening such a success! - Mary Rafferty, President and CEO, Good Samaritan Foundation
A special thank you to our 2024 Gala Committee: Caroline Isaacs, Laura Mena, Joyce Lehmann, Melody Weil, Kari Dunki-Jacobs, Renita Homan, Tessie Hayden, and Alandra Parchman (not pictured: Kristin Coppage, MD, Shiva Ghazi, Lesley-Ann Gracey, and Jennifer Pavelka)

The Good Samaritans have raised more than $10 million over the past 39 years through the annual Gala. The funds raised have helped underwrite a variety of efforts undertaken by good Samaritan Hospital to improve the availability and quality of health care for the people of Greater Cincinnati. To view a full list of their efforts, click here.

Your investment in the 39th Annual Gala is fueling the Foundation's $30 million commitment to the transformation that is taking place at Good Samaritan Hospital through Good Samaritan Foundation's fundraising initiative, Forever Forward. We have an obligation to care for the next generation, as we’ve done for more than 170 years. Motivated by our mission to serve, a world-class care facility will bring the Cancer and Advanced Surgical Institutes, including Neurosciences, the Emergency Department, Women’s Services, cardiac services, and centralized diagnostics into one convenient location. By doing so, we will enhance access and patient experience, improving access and wayfinding.

View our Forever Forward video above and visit to learn more.

In addition, a portion of the events' proceeds will provide annual support to the Medical Education Research Fund and the Good Samaritan Free Health Center. This event truly is a celebration of the impact you are making through these beneficiaries, who are saving and changing lives every day.