A Celebration of 25 Years of the Black & Red.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
On February 14, 1992, Hartford Hospital hosted its first Black & Red Ball. Benefiting babies with heart problems, the first Black & Red event more than doubled the organizing committee’s goal.
Today, the hospital’s signature fundraiser is simply the Black & Red. The ball has become a gala, bringing nearly 1,200 guests to The Bushnell for a dynamic night of entertainment, dining, dancing, and honors. Since 2013 the event has raised $1 million each year for its chosen beneficiary . Over the past 25 years, $10 million has been raised. The growth of the gala is a direct reflection of the generosity of Hartford Hospital’s community and its dedication to the well-being of those we serve.
The history of Hartford Hospital is long and illustrious. Founded in 1854, it was the first hospital to be built in Hartford. An industrial explosion that killed or injured many people spurred the community to build the area’s first hospital, and from those early beginnings has grown to be the leading medical center in Hartford and one of the finest hospitals in New England
Production: YOYUU Creative
Song: Phillip Cuccias - Become (licensed from Music Bed )
Design Architect: Perkins+Will
Executive Architect: HDR INC
Construction and real restate development: Gilbane and Co.