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Acres of Diamonds Gala Sets New Records for Temple University Hospital

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More than 1300 guests gathered on Saturday, May 11, 2019 for the 66th Annual Acres of Diamonds Gala at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. 

Raising a record-breaking $1.5M for Temple University Hospital, Philly’s black-tie night out for healing, hope and wellness supports the vital, lifesaving work taking place at the hospital and across the region. 

Headlined by a private concert by four-time Grammy® Award-winners Boyz II Men, one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history, this year’s Acres of Diamonds Gala was an incredible success.

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“For more than 125 years, Temple University Hospital has helped lead real change in Philadelphia, and our city is better for it,” remarked Honorary Gala Chair Mayor Jim Kenney in an inspiring video message to the sold-out crowd.

Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System welcomed guests, including University President Richard M. Englert, a number of elected officials, 116 individual and corporate sponsors, and members of the boards of Temple University Hospital, Temple University Health System, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and Temple University. 

Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, George S. Peters, MD and Louise C. Peters Chair and Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and Surgeon-in-Chief of Temple University Health System accepted the prestigious Diamond Award for her exceptional social responsibility.  

Cherry & White Awardee PwC was recognized for their support and commitment to preserving health and wellness in the City of Philadelphia.  

To conclude the program, emcee Lauren Hart, returning as host for the third time, introduced a special appeal to support the Temple Trauma Center. Assembled guests collectively donated more than $325,000 to support the high quality, lifesaving care provided in one of the highest volume trauma centers in the nation. 

If you missed the Gala, consider making a donation in support of Temple University Hospital at

#ShineBright, and see you next year!