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Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala

53rd Anniversary Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala 

What. A. Night!

Aside from the fabulous kaleidoscope themed decorations, usual gorgeous gowns and exciting auction items, the guests were clearly focused on one thing – raising money for Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Program. And did they ever. Preliminary results indicate this year’s Gala is expected to net $150,000 in proceeds. Thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, donors and special events committee for helping us make the night possible.

The special occasion focused on raising funds for creating a specialized Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Program at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.

More Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health resources in the communities we serve is desperately needed. At Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, we believe that raising awareness, developing productive treatments and transforming children’s mental health needs to be a top priority. Our goal is that together, with Physicians, Hospital and Clinical Leaders, the Board of Directors, and strong community partnerships, we can create a specialized Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health program. Your support will help us take action during this heartbreaking pediatric crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a specialized pediatric program became increasingly obvious. In 2021, Morris Hospital’s Emergency Room had a 38% increase in pediatric mental health crisis’. Morris Hospital providers who treat children hit a record of 211 referrals for pediatric behavioral health needs. 1,019 prescriptions for children suffering from depression and anxiety were given and there was a 54% increase in self-injury or suicide.

The creation of a specialized Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health program is critical and offers the best opportunity to address and improve these alarming trends. A new lens, a lens adjusted through mental health support, can allow a transformative perspective to shine through. This life-changing program will help bring color into the world of the children in our community who need it most.

To learn more about the Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health program, please, CLICK HERE.

Event Timeline

5:30 – Doors open – Registration, silent auction and cocktail hour begins (Cash Bar)

7:00 – Dinner program begins with remarks and live auction to follow

~9pm – Dancing and live music from Standing Room Only

Sponsorship and Tickets

***Online ticket sales are now closed. If you’d like to purchase a ticket or make changes to your reservation, please contact Kelly Barry at or 815-705-7024.*** To access our Auction Webpage for information about the event CLICK HERE

Individual Ticket Prices:
$175 – Entry into event and dinner included (cash bar)
If you are a Morris Hospital employee or volunteer we invite you to use the code “Morris23” at check out to receive a discount on your tickets.

Sponsorship Levels:
Presenting Sponsor (20 Tickets): $10,000
Diamond Sponsor (10 Tickets): $5,000
Gold Sponsor (10 Tickets): $2,500
Table Sponsor (10 Tickets): $1,750
Pearl Benefactor (2 Tickets) $1,000
Sapphire Benefactor (2 Tickets): $500
To learn more about sponsorship benefits, CLICK HERE

Register online:
To register online by credit card, CLICK HERE


Mail Registration information to:
Morris Hospital Auxiliary
ATTN: Kelly Barry
150 W. High St.
Morris, IL 60450
(Please make all checks payable to Morris Hospital Auxiliary)

Wine Key Raffle

A special thank you to Mr. Jack and Mrs. Karen Hynds for donating all the wine and making the Wine Key raffle possible again this year! Keys are available for purchase until 7pm Saturday, February 11th.

Wine keys are available to everyone in the community for purchase for $25 each.

To purchase a key online by credit card, CLICK HERE

General Donations

Can’t attend the event, but would still like to support the cause!?

To make donations online by credit card, CLICK HERE.

If donating by check, please send your donation and information to:

Morris Hospital Auxiliary
ATTN: Kelly Barry
150 W. High St.
Morris, IL 60450
(Please make all checks payable to Morris Hospital Auxiliary)

Silent Auction

This year is a very special year for the Morris Hospital Auxiliary Gala! It is our first Gala since the start of Covid AND we have made the change from paper bidding to mobile bidding! This allows us to offer those who cannot attend the event the chance the bid on auction items.

If you’d like to patriciate in our silent auction from the comfort of your home all you have to do is create a bidder account through our online auction portal, this will assign you a bid number to enter on auction items you’d like to bid on. To access the auction website, CLICK HERE.

You will need to enter credit card information in order to be assigned a bid number. If you are bidding on an item you will be notified via text message when you have been outbid. If you win an item, your credit card will be automatically charged at the close of the Silent Auction at 7pm on Saturday, February 11. Morris Hospital Auxiliary staff will contact you the week of Monday, February 13th in regards to picking up the auction item you won.

Happy Bidding!

Live Auction

The Live Auction will approximately start at 8pm on Saturday, February 11th for those who are attending the event. To view items in our live auction, CLICK HERE.


Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Dr. Ian Best and Dr. Leticia Setrini-Best

Mr. Bernie and Mrs. Debbie Bols

Mr. Tom and Mrs. Jill Dohm

Mr. John and Mrs. Noreen Dollinger

EPIC Group

Mr. Everett and Mrs. Shantel Leasure

Mr. Matthew and Dr. Jennifer Thomas

Mrs. Kelly Van Fleet