The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Awarded the Caritas Award.
With the theme of “150 Years of Healing”, Saint Agnes Hospital celebrated the 2012 Caritas: Saint Agnes Gala on March 10, honoring the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, who in 1862 began their mission of providing healthcare for the poor at Saint Agnes Hospital, the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore.
Caritas, which is the Latin word for love, charity and compassion, as well as the official name for Saint Agnes’ yearly celebration, hosted 460 guests whose generosity helped raise $292,000 which will be used toward our more than $200 million campus expansion project.
“The gala is a fitting setting to celebrate our 150th Anniversary by honoring the founders of Saint Agnes Hospital,” said Bonnie Phipps, President and CEO of Saint Agnes Hospital. “Through the mission of the Daughters of Charity and the benevolence of our donors, we are able to support the growth of the hospital and continue to provide excellent care to our patients and their families in a respectful, compassionate environment.”
Held at The Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, this event featured a tribute to the Daughters of Charity, as well as dining and entertainment for donors and guests, including music by the New Monopoly and an electronic auction through BidPal, a state-of-the-art wireless bidding tool.
“We are grateful for the generosity of our presenting sponsors – The Law Offices of Peter Angelo, Ascension Health, and Whiting-Turner,” said Malinda B. Small, President of the Saint Agnes Foundation, “who each are equally committed to our mission of providing compassionate patient-centered healthcare in a healing environment.”