Our Greatest Show
Hamot Health Foundation’s 10th Annual Gala, presented by Rebich Investments, was truly “Our Greatest Show,” celebrating the collective success of UPMC Hamot and Hamot Health Foundation. Over 550 attendees were brought back in time through the sights, sounds, and aroma of a classic carnival with jaw-dropping circus performances by local talent, enchanting audiences with fire juggling, aerial feats, song, dance, and much, much more. Memorable features included a bar built around a full-sized carnival ride, elegant fine dining, and the incredible Gary Racan and his 14-piece Studio e Band, that kept the crowd moving and dancing all night long.
Our audience was dazzled by a surprise performance by Loren Allred, the voice of the multi-platinum hit single “Never Enough” from the Oscar nominated and Grammy award winning The Greatest Showman soundtrack and film. Joined in a grand finale with Erie Playhouse performers, Loren and her new friends brought the audience to their feet with roaring applause with her rendition of “This Is Me.”
In his remarks, our presenting sponsor, Todd Rebich of Rebich Investments, graciously described HHF as a group of people “committed to changing outcomes for people in our community and doing it with excellence and compassion.” He illustrated his message by sharing stories of HHF’s work with patients and the community. Our thanks to Todd and his team for their kindness and generosity will never be enough!
UPMC Hamot President, David Gibbons and Hamot Health Foundation President, Boo Hagerty drew parallels between the work and mission of Hamot Health Foundation with the themes from the Oscar nominated film, The Greatest Showman including diversity and inclusion, resilience, extending a helping hand to those who need it most, and making your dreams come true when you work together for a common goal.
Thank you to all our many sponsors and host committee members, without whom this unforgettable evening would not have been possible.
Be sure to mark your calendars for October 7, 2023 to see how we top this triumph next year.