Director Barbara Menard and guest Jim Ogilvie attended the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball on March 8, 2014, the event of the season to support and celebrate Scripps Mercy Hospital.  Held at the Grand Del Mar Hotel, the event featured delicious cuisine, exciting silent and live auctions and fabulous entertainment.  Lois Stanton, chair, has been involved with fundraising for Scripps Mercy since the mid-1970’s when her husband, William Stanton, M.D. first joined the medical staff and later became medical director of the Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego.   This year’s Ball benefits Scripps Mercy’s maternal and child health services at both Chula Vista and San Diego campuses.

Mary and Dan Mulvihill were honored at the 43rd Annual Ball“Celebrating Families” to recognize their generosity and support of Scripps Mercy Hospital for more than 40 years. The Mulvihills’ connection to Scripps Mercy began in 1972 after Dan joined a committee to oversee the construction of a new medical office building across from the hospital. In 1985, Mary and Dan established the Mercy Hospital Foundation, and Dan became the first chairman of the hospital’s new fundraising board. In 1986, Dan founded Mercy 1000, a group that has raised more than $100 million in unrestricted funds to benefit Scripps Mercy. He has also served on the Scripps Health Board of Trustees and on the Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science. Mary has supported Scripps and a number of other community endeavors throughout her life.  Conrad T. Prebys and Debbie Turner are the title sponsors of the 43rd Annual Mercy Ball, a role they have played since the 40th Mercy Ball in 2010.