For the third and twelfth year respectively, Pardee Hospital Foundation is honored to have recognized the Physician and Philanthropist of the Year at our Gala on Friday, June 19th. We already knew that our honorees, Dr. Stuart Glassman and Ms. Mary Ball Jackson, are dedicated and caring individuals, but we weren’t anticipating them being fantastic dancers as well!IMG_4421

Since we are so proud of our award recipients this year, we’d like to brag a little more about how great they are. Mary Jackson has been a member of our community for over 20 years, and during that time, she has given tremendously to the Hospital and Foundation. An Auxiliary member, past member and president of the Hospital Board of Directors, and past Foundation Board member, we can’t think of anything this woman can’t do. (We hear she’s a fantastic gardener to boot.) Mary, we are so grateful to you for your support and for sharing your beautiful family with us at the Gala!


IMG_4495Dr. Glassman has been practicing in Hendersonville for almost thirty years, and during his time with us, he has always moved Pardee Hospital towards higher standards and been an advocate for his patients. To quell the rumors, no, we did NOT script his acceptance speech the evening of the Gala. All of the laud for our hospital and articulate presentation was the product of Dr. Glassman alone!

The evening was a great success; over 385 attendees came to Blue Ridge Community College to enjoy cocktails and a huge silent auction, dinner by Corner Kitchen, dancing to music by Common Saints, and the much-anticipated raffle drawing. Most importantly, however, everyone in attendance worked together to raise over $100,000 to benefit Pardee Hospital’s Operating Room Integration Project. IMG_4673

Special thanks go out to our fearless leader/special event coordinator, Tammy McCurdy, and our fabulous committee chairs who put in endless effort: Lisa Hamlin, Bill Gold, Deanna Ellis, and Kandi Hendricks. The following businesses made the magic happen:

AAA Vacations

Flowers by Larry

Lindsay Cromartie

Empire Distributing

Jaguar Land Rover Asheville

Diamond Rush Jewelers

Pat Lance with Spintastic Sounds


Shelley’s Jewelry

See more photos by Julie Mallett here!