Cornerstone Society Gala

Each winter, the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation hosts the Cornerstone Society Gala. This black-tie event is how we thank our donors who gave $1,000 or more during the previous calendar year. Donors can choose to give to a variety of healthcare initiatives.

The 2019 Cornerstone Society Gala

Jeff Foxworthy, celebrity guest and entertainerThe Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation will host the 11th Annual Cornerstone Society Gala, which will be chaired by Steve and Karen Hill on February 16, 2019.

Our celebrity guest and entertainer for the upcoming gala is Jeff Foxworthy, one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of more than 26 books. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.   Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s. Jeff hosted the FOX television game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader for several seasons, including its return to primetime this past fall. He hosted three seasons of The American Bible Challenge for GSN. Jeff executive produced and starred in, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out. and the television series, Blue Collar TV, which he created for the WB network. Blue Collar TV came about due to the success of Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie and the concert tour of the same name.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and Dr. Senhal & Falguni DalalIn the past, special guest speakers and entertainers such as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, Vince Gill, Seth Meyers, Dr. Ben Carson, Marcus Luttrell, Ted Koppel, Bob Woodruff, Frank Abagnale, James Carville and Mary Matalin have graced the stage at this prestigious event.

In addition to nationally-acclaimed speakers, musical entertainment and celebratory food and drink, the Gala also serves as a time for the Foundation to recognize individuals, couples or groups who make a vital difference to transforming healthcare at Gwinnett Medical Center and its community. 

Congratulations to our 2018 Award recipients: Barbara Howard, The Legacy Award; Clyde & Sandra Strickland, Distinguished Service Award; Dr. Murtaza Cassoobhoy, Physician Champion Award; and Gina Solomon, Desai Compassionate Care Award.

See the best moments from the gala in our photo gallery. A special thanks to our Cornerstone Gala sponsors for underwriting the cost of the event.

Be Part of the Next Cornerstone Society Gala

We hope you will join us for the 2019 Cornerstone Society Gala by becoming a member of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation’s Cornerstone Society or an event sponsor. For more information, contact the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.