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Billy Costa hosts Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham annual event

  • Date: 9/30/2011

Television and radio personality Billy Costa is the host and auctioneer for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital's Annual Fundraising Gala taking place on Friday, November 18, from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. Costa is a skilled and entertaining auctioneer best known for his work on Kiss 108 and TV Diner with Billy Costa on New England Cable News.

The Gala is BID-Needham's annual fundraising event to support the hospital's mission of providing world class health care in Needham and surrounding communities. For the second year, Needham residents Michael and Kimberly Lombard, and Stephen and Krista Vanourny, will co-chair the event. "We are honored to be co-chairs again for this important occasion," remarked hospital trustee Steve Vanourny. "The hospital is a cornerstone of our community and deserves everyone's support."

Mr. Vanourny is a member of BID-Needham's Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Board's Finance and Audit Committee. Mr. Vanourny is a Senior Vice President and Global Head of Strategy for State Street Corporation. Krista Vanourny is a Health Coach and Owner of Total Wellness in Newton. Her interest in health care dates back to her days as a television producer in the Medical Unit of ABC News. Krista has also served on the board of Parent Talk in Needham.

Michael Lombard is a member of the BID-Needham Board of Trustees and also serves on the hospital's Development Committee. Mr. Lombard is a Vice President at CW Capital LLC in Needham. Kimberly Lombard is a Certified Pilates Trainer at Teammates Fitness in Wellesley, and is an active volunteer in the community, particularly within the St. Joseph's Parish and Schools.

"Kim and I are looking forward to celebrating everyone who makes BID-Needham such a special place in Needham and our surrounding communities," said Michael Lombard. "Supporting the hospital is the best way to be sure we have world class care in our neighborhood."

The Gala includes a raffle, dinner, dancing, and always a highlight, an entertaining live auction with Billy Costa.

To reserve your tickets for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham's 13th Annual Gala please call 617-667-7346 or log on to our gala web site at: