Annual Gala

Annual Gala

Annual Gala

Each spring, SMGF hosts a gala to bring together our community for a night of cocktails, culinary delicacies, star-studded entertainment and fund-raising.

In 2017, 750 people gathered at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ, determined to set a fund-raising record. Attendees at the SMGF Annual Gala, titled “Laugh, Love and Bid,” did just that—raising a whopping $1.1 million to benefit local underserved communities.

The blockbuster evening was hosted by Seth Meyers of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and featured a musical performance by Broadway’s Morgan James. Helping up the ante with a $250,000 increase over last year was celebrity auctioneer Paul Zekos, who enthusiastically auctioned off unique VIP experiences and incredible trips during the live auction. Meyers also pitched in, spontaneously raising $12,000 through bids for two sets of tickets to his show.

Rebecca Levy, Esq., Vice President of the SMGF Board of Directors and co-chair of the event, inspired guests with a speech about the power of giving back to the community. “In this one night, we have the ability to raise funds that will help us continue to provide health care services to those in our community who may otherwise go without them. We are grateful to all of you for your commitment to our mission and opening your wallets for this critical community initiative.”

The SMGF annual gala is the organization’s largest fund-raising effort, providing needed money to offer free year-round health screenings, mentoring programs and scholarships to students studying in health care-related fields. In 2018, SMGF hopes to raise even more money by continuing to break fund-raising records and providing needed health care services in our local community.


Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:00pm
The Grove
691 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Experience the excitement and inspiration of Summit Medical Group Foundation’s 5th annual Gala and Auction. Join us for delectable food and dazzling cocktails as we honor Dr. Michael Wax and Dr. Kenneth Adler, both of the Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center, and long-time community partner, Investors Bank.

This power-packed soiree will include a special appearance by Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s Late Night: Seth Meyers, along with the exciting participation of celebrity Auctioneer Paul Zekos. With an impressive selection of live and silent auction offerings, this event is always a sell-out with nearly 700 guests.

Click here to learn more about the event. You can purchase tickets, a table or simply make a special donation in honor of the professionals at Summit Medical Group who work diligently every day to provide exemplary care in our community.