The Board of Lady Managers’ first fashion show and luncheon to raise funds for the hospital was held in 1944. In recent years the Board has continued this commitment with pledges to Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Technology Advancement Fund and Spiritual Care Fellowship Fund. Our pledge to the Technology Advancement Fund was for $500,00 spread over 5 years, which we had recently satisfied. This support has allowed Inova Alexandria Hospital to purchase needed equipment essential for physician recruitment, patient and staff safety, and improved patient outcomes.
Most recently we were able to support the conversion of hospital rooms to negative pressure rooms which helped reduce the need for ventilators for patients, especially those patients with Covid-19. In addition, our Spiritual Care Fellowship Fund pledges to support an internship program for expanded services to the hospital, as well as training clergy for future ministries.
Unfortunately, out of concern for the health and safety of our families and friends in our community, we had to cancel our popular and long standing fundraiser, our Annual Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Silent Auction. But we also recognize the critical need, now more than ever, to continue support for our community hospital. This year we held a 2021 Fall Fashion Phantom Fantasy Extravaganza virtual “Non-Event” fundraiser at a “non-time” in a “non-place”. This a light-hearted idea but the need is quite serious.
The Board is grateful for the generous support of our local businesses, family and friends.