On Friday, June 16, the grounds of the Nemours estate were transformed into a magical black-tie evening, where 700 guests mingled, dined and danced at A Night at Nemours. The annual gala grossed a record-breaking $500,000 this year, which will benefit The Swank Autism Center, opening in 2018 at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The Swank Autism Center will greatly expand services for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, portrait photo sessions, and dinner prepared and served by ROUGE Fine Catering. Then they danced the night away to live music from the FM Band.
“Nemours has made a major investment in programs, facilities and research to help change the trajectory of autism in the Delaware Valley,” said Paul Kempinski, president, duPont Hospital for Children and enterprise vice president, Nemours. “Every additional dollar we raise will truly make an impact on the outcomes we deliver for our patient families.”
Over the past 12 years, A Night at Nemours has raised more than $4 million for duPont Hospital for Children for areas including the Cardiac Center, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department and more.