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CTMC's 21st annual Stars of Texas Gala draws record crowd, proceeds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           
October 17, 2013
Rachel Nelson 512-753-3616                                                                       
SAN MARCOS, TX – Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) 21st annual Stars of Texas Gala was a record-setting occasion.
Hays County’s premiere black tie event took place on Oct. 13 and drew 518 guests, the most that have ever been in attendance. Proceeds totaled an all-time high of $180,175, which will benefit CTMC’s expanding surgical services.
This year’s honorary guests were local philanthropist Miriam McCoy and family, – Kaare & Brenda Remme, Mike & Myra McCoy, Cindy McCoy and Brian and Wetonnah McCoy – who were recognized for their generous giving to CTMC and the San Marcos community.
The Miriam and Emmett McCoy Foundation is recognized as a Visionary Donor on the CTMC Donor Recognition Wall, which was unveiled in November 2012. The organization has made sizeable donations to the hospital through the years, including a major gift to CTMC for the new Women’s Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that opened in 2009. The McCoys are also supporters of CTMC’s ramp building mission, which provides wheel chair ramps to community members in need. McCoy Building Supply Company offers special pricing on materials in support of the cause. 
“The McCoy family has bolstered our community through their charitable spirits and dedication to those in need,” said CTMC Executive Director of the CTMC Foundation Clay DeStefano. “Through the years, they’ve provided ongoing support as well as a couple of larger gifts to the hospital. We were pleased to honor the McCoy family at this special event.”
In addition to gourmet dining and a truly unique silent auction, country star Neal McCoy gave an energetic performance for the second consecutive year. He has sold more than 6 million albums with five no. 1 hits and is the entertainer of choice for many country stars.
Each year, the Stars of Texas Gala supports service and technology expansions that keep CTMC on the leading edge. In recent years, the Gala has benefitted CTMC’s expanding cardiac services, a new Chest Pain Center, an expansion of the Women’s Center and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
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101313_StarsOfTexasGala138: Local Philanthropist Miriam McCoy and her family were honored at the 21st annual Stars of Texas Gala. (The woman pictured behind her is Liz Tuttle).
101313_StarsOfTexasGala143: Executive Director of the CTMC Foundation Clay DeStefano (left) and CTMC President/CEO Sam Huenergardt (right) present Brian McCoy, president of McCoy’s Building Supply Co., with a framed tribute for the family’s generous giving to CTMC.
About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation
The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organizations whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.
Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $7.5 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. As part of Adventist Health System, CTMC brings a long tradition of Christian healthcare to San Marcos. Now with 37 hospitals located across the United States, the Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.