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Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Plans 28th Anniversary Celebration

Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Plans 28th Anniversary Celebration

“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