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Heart to Heart

Contact the Kettering Medical Center Foundation at (937) 395-8607 for the benefits of each sponsorship and to reserve your participation.

Smokey Robinson

31st Anniversary Heart to Heart Gala
Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019
Schuster Performing Arts Center
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Concert

What amazing things we can do over the span of three decades. Now celebrating its 31st year, the Heart to Heart Gala has become one of the Dayton areas don't-miss events, combining the elegance of a black-tie dinner with the excitement of a concert to raise funds and awareness for Kettering Medical Center's flagship heart and vascular program.

This year, Heart to Heart features
Smokey Robinson!
William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records. Robinson and his group, the Miracles met Berry Gordy. Robinson's vocals and ambitious songwriting, paired with Gordy's influence were the beginning of a successful collaboration and the beginnings of Motown.

In 1960, Miracles recorded their and Motown's first million selling hit, "Shop Around." Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty hits with the Miracles including several top ten hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "I Second That Emotion" and the group's only number-one pop hit, "The Tears Of A Clown". Other notable hits include, "Ooo Baby Baby," and "The Tracks Of My Tears". Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as, "Who's Loving You" "My Guy," "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "My Girl", "Get Ready" and "Ain't That Peculiar".

Robinson is a Grammy Award winner, and both a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Kennedy Center inductee.

We look forward to seeing you at the show! Ticket information coming soon. Tickets will be available for the dinner and concert or just the concert.

Click the Sponsorship Opportunities for more information on sponsoring this event. You can contact the Kettering Medical Center Foundation at (937) 395-8607 or for more details or questions.

Past Performances

2018    The Beach Boys
2017    The Commodores
2016    Clint Black
2015    Marie Osmond, w/David Osmond
2014    Martina McBride
2013    Sarah McLachlan
2012    Vince Gill
2011    Gladys Knight
2010    Diana Ross
2009    The Rat Pack Encore
2008    Carole King
2007    Al Jarreau & George Benson 2006    Trisha Yearwood
2005    Michael McDonald
2004    Patti LaBelle
2003    Tony Bennett
2002    Willie Nelson
2001    Olivia Newton-John
2000    Kenny Rogers
1999    Kenny G
1998    Bill Cosby
1997    Kathleen Battle
1996    Itzhak Perlman
1995    Ben Vereen
1994    Tony Bennett
1993    Michael Feinstein
1992    Judy Collins
1991    The Canadian Brass
1990    Roberta Peters
1989    Steve Allen

2019 Sponsors

 Presenting Sponsor


 Chairman's Circle

Bieser, Greer Attorney's at Law      

 President's Challenge

 Platinum Pacemaker

  • Terry and Dorothy Burns
  • John and Doreen Knapke

 Gratitude Partner

  • Economy Linen & Towel Service Inc.

 Gold Pacemaker

  • Applied Mechanical Systems, Inc.
  • Enrollments Benefits Concepts
  • Emergency Medicine Specialists
  • Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting
  • LWC
  • Walter & Julie Sackett

 Silver Pacemaker

  • Ambulance Billing Network
  • Todd & Rachel Anderson
  • Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.
  • Heapy Engineering
  • Kettering Network Radiologists, Inc.
  • Andrew Lehman
  • George Lewis
  • Rebecca Lewis
  • Richard Manchur
  • McGohan Brabender

Thank you to the Executive Giving Society
  • Anita Adams-Jenkins & Kevin Jenkins
  • Todd Anderson
  • Carol Applegeet
  • Nate & Ronda Brandstater
  • Mike & Debbie Brendel
  • Terry & Dorothy Burns
  • Miriam Cartmell
  • Bruce Chan
  • Steven Chavez
  • Ron & Faith Connovich
  • Vicki L. Davies
  • Brent Davis
  • The Dodds Family
  • Tim Dutton
  • Amiee Fahey
  • Max Grady
  • Paul & Andrea Hoover
  • Sam & Alina Joseph
  • Elizabeth Koelker
  • Mr. Matthew & Brenda Kuhn
  • Andrew Lehman
  • George Lewis
  • Rebecca Lewis
  • Richard & Andrea Manchur
  • Josefer Montes
  • Derek & Sheli Morgan
  • Joseph & Patricia Nicosia
  • The Olson Family
  • Stephen O'Neal
  • Walter & Julie Sackett
  • Robert Smith, MD
  • Jayne & Ron Testa
  • Daniel & Melissa Tryon
  • Julie Vincent
  • Russ & Judy Wetherell