The Giving Gig 2016 featuring Huey Lewis & The News! | Indianapolis, IN


The Community Health Network hosted The Giving Gig 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel on this weekend.  It was fabulous in every way and raised over $1.4 million for a fabulous cause.  From the gorgeous centerpieces, bold colors, gorgeous ballroom, silent auction, live auction, mingling, program followed by the Huey Lewis and the News rocking the night, VIP after-party, this event was a blast for my team and I to photograph.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of The Giving Gig 2016 again this year!  

The Giving Gig has grown to be one of Indianapolis’ top fundraising events and it was an honor to be a part of this wonderful sold-out event.  With about 1,082 guests at the event, many brought their "Power of Love" and support for the Community Heath Network and rocked to Huey Lewis and the News.  The evening was emotional with Heather’s cancer patient’s testimony, video and remarks while Nicole Misencik from WTHR 13 hosted, Ted Mau premiered a beautiful song and Melissa Davis of Christy's of Indiana presented this year's live auction also helped move the evening along.  

Battling cancer takes a village, and sometimes a band. It also takes the power of love. That’s why Huey Lewis and The News are coming to perform at The Giving Gig 2016, Community Health Network Foundation’s fundraiser to help cancer patients with financial struggles. All proceeds from this event will benefit our Oncology Patient Assistance Fund that helps cancer patients overcome financial barriers that limit their access to nutrition, medication, transportation and basic needs. Money raised at the event will sustain this financial assistance program, which provides $250 vouchers so that a patient fighting cancer has a little less to worry about.  From the best in decor, appetizers, dinner, drinks and desserts to the full concert, it was emotional, but spectacular evening.  The band was very nice and generous with their time and amazing talents.  They absolutely rocked!!  It was an evening of generosity, cocktails, four-course meal and jamming as Huey and the News rocked the night away and the Community Health Network Foundation, their sponsors and guests were able to raise over $1.4 Million Dollars for to help those battling cancer.  Foundation President and CEO, Mrs. Joyce Irwin's announcement of that significant amount with over a million dollars raised was very emotional and heart-felt in her delivery in her knowing how much good could be done with those funds!  Proceeds will benefit Community’s cancer patients needing financial support made available through our Oncology Patient Assistance Fund.  The funds raised go directly to providing a much needed cancer patient assistance fund to support items such as wigs, prostheses, gas to get to appointments, food and assistance with chemotherapy and cancer fighting medications. The need is great and if you are able to make a donation so they can provide hope for their patients that need additional assistance.  You can support the Community Health Network Foundation Cancer Patients and Families by making a donation:  Click here to make your gift. 


Thank you to our generous Giving Gig sponsors!

Premium sponsors

Alderson CommercialSolo Creative

Gold sponsors

Day Furs
Official luxury outerwear provider of The Giving Gig 2016 and sponsor of the VIP after party
Windsor Jewelry
Official jeweler of The Giving Gig 2016 and sponsor of the live auction

Silver sponsors

American Senior Communities
Official sponsor of patient stories
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Official photo booth and photo gallery sponsor
BMO Harris Bank
Official sponsor of VIP party favors
CarDon Associates
Official sponsor of valet services
Emmis Communications
Official radio station partner and dance floor sponsor
Indiana Blood CenterIndiana Business Journal
Official newspaper partner and sponsor of social media and selfie stations
Monarch Beverage Company
Official sponsor of bars and The Gig-A-Tini, our specialty cocktail
PNC Bank
Official sponsor of the silent auction
Sport Graphics
Official graphics provider and cocktail reception sponsor
Channel 13 WTHR
Official television station and event host

Bronze sponsors

AramarkBaldwin & LyonsBose Public AffairsBSA Life StructuresBright Sheet MetalCallison RTKLCommunity Hospital Oncology PhysiciansDEEMEpstein, Becker and GreenGrant Thornton, LLPIce MillerIndianapolis Monthly Indy FuelKatz, Sapper & MillerKeystone Construction CorpMacAllister RentalsMainstreetMarriott Indianapolis DowntownOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, PCPacers Sports and EntertainmentPepper Construction Simon TEGThe Saturday Evening PostWestminster Village North

Event Planning Team, Organization, D├ęcor and Centerpieces:  Detail + Design and the Community Health Network Committee
Photography by Kristin Hornberger, Megan Sullivan, Anya Anbonetti and Lori Thetford with Kristin Hornberger Photography

It was an absolute honor to photograph this wonderful event with my team and be a part of such a heart-warming evening.  Lots of teams had to collaborate for such a fabulous event.  Here are just a few of my favorites from The Giving Gig . . . 

What a fabuous evening!  To view more of the evenings fabulous people, band and details, click the below link:


We can't wait for next year!  XXOO, Kristin


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