Twenty Fourth Annual Chefs' Gala


Camden National Bank has generously stepped up as the lead sponsor for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s signature spring charity event, set to take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Ellsworth Ramada. This year, proceeds will benefit new, three-dimensional mammographic imaging technology for the Breast Clinic.  Research has shown 3D digital mammography has a higher success rate at detecting invasive breast cancers, and reduces the number of false detections. Doctors are calling it a significant breakthrough in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

"Camden National Bank looks forward to supporting Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and this wonderful gala once again," said Karen Stanley, Chair of the Board of Directors for Camden National Bank and a member of the hospital’s board. "Giving back to Maine communities and supporting health initiatives is an important aspect of our corporate culture that we take pride in. Through our gala sponsorship, we help to ensure that women in Hancock and Washington counties continue to receive comprehensive care, service and access to vital educational resources at the hospital’s Breast Clinic."

Jack Frost, Director of Philanthropy for the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Foundation, added "This is the twenty-fourth annual Chefs’ Gala and we are always impressed with the community support we receive to make the event a success.  It is critical that we succeed with raising funds for new breast imaging technology and the gala provides us the opportunity to encourage support and honor the commitment of our community by providing a festive event for over 400 supporters."

The dance floor is always full at the Gala and entertainment will be provided by The Larry Williams Band, a nine-piece show band featuring some of the finest musicians in Maine.

Reservations for the Chef’s Gala typically sell out quickly. Tickets are available now for $125 each, click here to purchase seats or sponsorships.

 Photo Caption L-R: Jack Frost, Director of Philanthropy for MCMH with Ellie Mae; Chip Butterwick, Chef and owner, Chipper’s Restaurant; Tom Wheeler, Darlings’ Chevrolet, band sponsor; Karen Stanley, Board Chair, Camden National Bank, EMHS Foundation Board, and MCMH Board of Directors; Crystal Richards, Camden National Bank, presenting sponsor of the Chefs’ Gala; Michele Francis, 2017 Chefs’ Gala Committee Chair