As the cornerstone of the Foundation’s stewardship program, the Roper Xavier Society Donor Appreciation Gala has emerged as one of the most dazzling events in Charleston. The evening celebrates the generosity of our Rx Society donors and the accomplishments they help us reach. As a show of appreciation, no tickets are sold for this event and it is open only to members of the Rx Society.  

Twelfth Annual Donor Appreciation Gala  

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Charleston Place Hotel

Featuring Captain Scott Kelly
History-Making U. S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain 

Back from his historic record-breaking year in space, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure like no other pioneer of our time.   An astronaut since 1996, Kelly's achievements over his illustrious 20 year career with NASA earned him the coveted position as America's first year-round astronaut.  Prior to his career with NASA, Kelly served 25 years in the U. S. Navy, retiring as an experienced aviator and decorated Captain.  Scroll down or click here to view a special message from Captain Scott Kelly.

Event Parking 
Validated parking will be available at the Charleston Place Garage at 85 Hasell Street or the Majestic Square Parking Garage at 153 Market Street. 

Need a place to stay?
The Charleston Place Hotel is offering discounted room rates from February 3 through February 4, 2017.  If you would like to take advantage of the discounted rate, please call 1-800-831-3490 or email groupres@charlestonplace.com and identify yourself as being with the Roper St. Francis Donor Appreciation Gala.

Join the Rx Society
Consider joining us and supporting Roper St. Francis with a gift of $1,000 or more.  As a 2016 Rx Society member, you will receive your invitation to the Donor Appreciation Gala in the fall. Seating is limited and reservations are non-transferable. 


 Thank you to our sponsors for making this evening possible.


Silver sponsors

 NBM Presenting




Turner Construction



Bronze Sponsors 



 The Keith Corporation Logo            The Office People





 Physician Champion Award Sponsor





The Boeing Company
Charleston Custom Homes and Remodeling
Lee & Associates
McNair Law Firm 
Morrison Healthcare Food Services
Nexsen Pruet
Office Environments
South State Bank


Consider a Gala Sponsorship
Sponsors ensure the Foundation can celebrate its donors while preserving donations for the advancement of high quality healthcare. To learn more about available sponsorship opportunities, call us at (843) 720-1205.