Office of Institutional Advancement

The Jefferson Gala

The Jefferson Gala has raised over $11.6 Million in the past 14 years

Each year, the extended Jefferson family gathers together to look back on the year’s shared success and ahead to our new dreams. A signature event for the Philadelphia region, the Jefferson Gala is a revelatory experience — a chance to recognize our friends and family who have been leaders in discovery, innovation, clinical care, and philanthropy. Nearly 1,000 alumni, donors, clinicians, families, and friends gather to celebrate our best and brightest Jeffersonians, all while raising significant funds to support our life-changing mission.

The 15th Annual Jefferson Gala exemplified the enterprise on the whole—it was bigger, better, and more boundary breaking than ever. This year’s Gala set new records for attendance (1,050) and funds raised ($2.1 million) to benefit Jefferson’s Department of Surgery Research and Education Fund and the launch of the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity.

Thank you for joining us and surprise guest Julius Erving—aka “Dr. J.”—to honor Dr. Charles Yeo and Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson.  A special thanks to our Gala sponsors and supporters. View photos »