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“The Party To Which You Give But Don’t Go”
Berlin, Md.Atlantic General Hospital Foundation is planning a modified version of its Anniversary Celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual celebration is the local hospital’s largest fundraising event of the year, which commemorates their opening in 1993.
“As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community, we have reimagined the 28th Anniversary Celebration as ‘The Party to Which You Give, but Don’t Go,’ and your support of this year’s fundraiser is more important than ever,” said Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital.
“Health care organizations were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our local hospital is no exception. Throughout the pandemic, it has become increasingly evident that supporting our healthcare workers and ensuring the future of quality healthcare at Atlantic General Hospital is so critical for our community,” he said.
In lieu of an in-person event, the fundraiser will rely on sponsorships, donations from its invitees, and proceeds from an online auction. The elimination of the overhead expenses of a traditional in-person party will allow all funds raised to go directly to support Atlantic General Hospital’s mission to provide a coordinated care system with access to quality care, personalized service and education to create a healthy community.
There’s never been a better year to support the ones that care,
And have given so selflessly throughout this COVID nightmare.
So we’re asking that you help us celebrate a different way this year.
No need for dresses, suits and ties, as we skip the party, wine and beer.
Instead of everyone getting together, which is always so much fun,
Buy a “ticket” to stay home until the COVID battle is won.
Although we look forward to the future, during this time of caution,
Please show your support with a donation and a bid in our auction.
For giving is the greatest and most wonderful act of grace.
We’re blessed with Atlantic General and to have such care in place.
Anyone who gives a gift of $100 or more will receive 24-hour advance VIP access to place their max bids in the online auction. Advance VIP access will begin at 12 a.m. on May 20, 2021. The auction will open to the public at 12 a.m. on May 21, 2021. The auction will end at 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2021.
Also, anyone who gives a gift of any amount is encouraged to submit an entry for the Virtual Guestbook on the event website. Please send an email to Joy Stokes at with your name, a photo, and a brief message celebrating Atlantic General Hospital by May 21, 2021.
Thank You to this Year’s Event Sponsors:
Kelly Foods Corporation for 17 consecutive years
George & Emily Tunis - Hardwire
Myers Family
Yard Designs
Kathy & Mike Marshall
AGH Auxiliary
AGH Medical Staff
Duffie Boatworks, LLC
Esham Family Limited Partnership
Frost Law
Pool Tech, Inc.
Quest Diagnostics
Taylor Bank
Allen + Shariff Engineering
Dale and Charlotte Cathell
Coastal Life Realty Group
Delmarva Public Media
Sally H. Dowling, M.D. and Family
Faw, Casson & Co., LLP
Beth Gismondi
Lilah C. Gonzalez, MD
Tom & Beth Hershey
Home Instead Senior Care
Dr. Lee & Jennifer Klepper
Kohler Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
M&T Bank
Rich & Laura Mathabel
Matthew Farr Law
R. Charles Nichols
Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645
Ocean Terrace Family Apartments - Viola Candeloro
Oceans East Luxury Apartment Homes
Peninsula Imaging, LLC
Pickles Pub of OC LLC
Christine C. Rayne and W. Tim Rayne, Jr.
Sello's of OC LLC
Greg & Eileen Stamnas
G. Marvin & Beverly Steen
The Bank of Delmarva
The Dispatch
The SeaBoard - Jake & Meeghan Robinson
The Warfield Family in memory of Bob Warfield
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Bobby Vermillion & Angela Vermillion
Geri & Milt Warren
Elsie & Bill Weistling of Fenwick Island
John & Gail Whaley
Kemp Wills & William Hatala
Avery Hall Insurance Group
Bergey & Company, P.A.
Centric Business Systems
Charles T. Capute, LLC
Susan & Hugh Cropper III
DePalma Dental
Mark & Kathy Drew
Gillis Gilkerson
Max Hutsell & Courtney McWilliams-Hutsell
Legendary Leaderboards, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Hunter "Bunk" Mann
Marshall Hotels & Resorts
Raymond C. Nichols
O.C. Seacrets, Inc
Pivot Physical Therapy
Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC
Dorothy J. Rolfe
Lois A. Sirman
Snowden Lane Partners
Southside Deli Ocean Pines
Jeff & Rina Thaler
Kevin Hodge & Theoni Rapo of The Federal Savings Bank
Dr. Stephen & Ellen Waters
Wilmington University
Robert & Janet Wolfing
A special thank you to the Anniversary Celebration Committee lead by Co-Chairs Emily Tunis and Sara Hambury for planning another successful fundraiser!
For more information, to make a donation, or view the auction, please visit All proceeds benefit Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and all gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more information, please contact Joy Stokes, Event Coordinator, at or by calling the Foundation office at (410) 641-9671.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit

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