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 2018 Cornerstone Society Gala

2016 PresentationsThe Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation will host the 10th Annual Cornerstone Society Gala, which will be chaired by Dr. Snehal & Falguni Dalal on February 17, 2018.

Our celebrity guest and keynote speaker for the upcoming gala is Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, one of the most captivating American heroes of our time. His preparation and leadership enabled him to safely guide US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River – an inspiration and iconic moment in modern history.  His incredible personal story is captured in ‘Sully’, a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as Captain Sullenberger.  In his speeches, Captain Sullenberger shares timeless management principles – including his credo of leadership by personal example” – and the lessons from his life which prepared him to handle the unprecedented crisis presented by the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

2017 ParticipantsIn the past, special guest speakers and entertainers such as 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 2017 Award recipients: Jim & Billie Ellis, The Legacy Award; David McCleskey, Distinguished Service Award; Dr. Lanny Lesser, Physician Champion Award; and Beth Ziegler, 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 2018 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.