At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


Life-Giving Gala

| March 19, 2014 | Parties

It’s been about 14 years since Adam Williams’ life was saved by neurosurgeon Sylvain Palmer—so it was a powerful evening when they (along with their wives, Jana and Rosemary, respectively) came together to co-chair Mission Hospital’s annual gala. They joined 620 others at The St. Regis Monarch Beach to garner funding—$1.2 million net, to be exact—for the institution’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute while enjoying cuisine, cocktails and auctions aplenty. And the night came full circle when the Williams’ son, Morgan, took the stage to thank Palmer for helping his father—a sure sign of hope for tomorrow. –Photos by Stephanie Adriana, Joel Rahmatulla and Val Westover


Photography by: