Four-time Grammy® Award-winners and iconic R&B group Boyz II Men will perform a private concert for attendees of this year’s Temple University Hospital (TUH) Acres of Diamonds Gala, taking place May 11 at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown. The 66th annual Gala serves as the hospital’s marquee fundraising event each year, with last year’s raising $1.4 million, its largest total to date.
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history, holding the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time. With 4 Grammy Awards and 64 million albums sold, the group has redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits, bringing their legendary act to stages across the world.
“We’re excited to welcome Boyz II Men as part of this year’s Acres of Diamonds Gala celebration,” said Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, the Lewis Katz Dean at the School of Medicine, and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University. “This event is a great opportunity to bring together hundreds of Temple Health and Temple University Hospital’s biggest advocates for a great night out in support of the vital mission of Temple University Hospital and the dedicated staff members who carry out that mission every day.”
The annual Acres of Diamonds Gala is one of the oldest charitable events in Philadelphia, bringing together TUH’s most avid supporters for an entertaining and memorable evening. Proceeds from the 2019 event will benefit vital, lifesaving work at the hospital, in the community and across the region.
The Diamond Award, given at each Acres of Diamonds Gala, recognizes an individual or department for their exceptional social responsibility. This year’s Diamond Award Honoree is 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. Dr. Goldberg has been on the surgical faculty at Temple since 1993, serving as Chief of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care for over a decade prior to being named Chair of Surgery. She has dedicated her life’s work to patient care and surgical education and is celebrated on the local and national level for her contributions to the prevention and intervention of violence and the treatment of penetrating trauma.
The Cherry & White Award will be presented to PwC for their support and commitment to preserving health and wellness in the City of Philadelphia. Their long-standing generosity and commitment to Temple University Hospital has contributed greatly to Temple’s mission. PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.
A non-proﬁt organization founded on the ideal that quality healthcare should be available to everyone, TUH has become one of the most active and advanced hospitals in the region. The hospital was founded in 1892 by Russell Conwell, who gave the famous “Acres of Diamonds” address from which the Gala gets its name.
For more information about Philly’s night out for healing, hope and wellness, visit tuhgala.com.