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Don't miss the Illumination Gala, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital's extraordinary event supporting breakthrough cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center. 

Nearly 600 guests at the gala each year share an unforgettable evening of entertainment and philanthropy with the leadership of our region’s top companies, foundations, and boards.

Since 2007, Illumination sponsors and guests have raised nearly $26 million to help speed innovative cancer research that will bring the best possible treatments to patients at Siteman and around the world. 

Together, we are making life healthier and more hopeful for all our families and friends. 

Special Guest

Jeff Goldblum

and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

With film credits including "Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Fly," "The Big Chill," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and “Thor: Ragnarok;" theatre performances including "The Pillowman," "Speed the Plow" and "Domesticated;" and television appearances including “Portlandia,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” and “Will & Grace.” Jeff Goldblum also plays jazz with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Whether performing regularly at Los Feliz's Rockwell Table and Stage, or elsewhere, Goldblum will take your questions, ask you trivia questions, and play classic jazz. The evening typically features Goldblum on piano, John Storie on guitar, James King on tenor saxophone, Alex Frank on bass, Joe Bagg on organ and Kenny Elliott on drums, along with occasional special guests.

Recently Goldblum signed with Decca Records and recorded his first full length record entitled “Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, The Capitol Studios Sessions." The record was released on November 9th, 2018.


Saturday, June 1, 2019
6:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Luxury Auction, Fund-A-Cure, and Special Guest Performance


The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri


Individual tickets are $1,000, and sponsorships range from $10,000 to $1,000,000. Please contact 314-286-0602 or to inquire about 2019 sponsorship opportunities.