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St. Joseph's Annual Gala

The 1869 Society

The Cornerstone of Our Future

The 1869 Society was founded to recognize individuals who demonstrate their deep commitment to St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and its mission of service through a planned gift. The generous contributions from these members serve as the cornerstone of our future by establishing a strong foundation from which many generations shall benefit.

About Planned Giving

Thank you for your interest in planned giving to St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. Through planned giving, you can leave a lasting legacy to St. Joseph's and enhance your—and your family's—financial security.

Planned giving can have many benefits, both for you and for the hospital, such as allowing you to make a significant and meaningful donation to St. Joseph's while eliminating capital gains taxes or reducing the tax burden on your heirs. Often times, planned giving allows you to make a larger gift than you might previously have thought possible.

A planned gift, as the name implies, requires some advance preparation, typically in conjunction with a lawyer, a financial advisor or both. To determine the best type of planned gift for your situation, you must consider your personal, philanthropic, financial and tax objectives.

Popular Choices

View our Giving Options Chart to learn more about definitions, requirements and things you should consider. Keep in mind these popular choices:

  • Bequests - designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to leave to St. Joseph's.
  • Charitable Trusts - you and/or a beneficiary can continue to receive a percentage of your assets annually, with the remainder going to St. Joseph's.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities - earn a fixed amount annually and leave the remainder to St. Joseph's.
  • Retirement Plan Assets - name St. Joseph's as your beneficiary and reduce the tax burden on your heirs.

Before You Begin

To determine the most favorable planned gift for your particular financial and philanthropic goals, always consult with a lawyer, personal financial advisor, accountant or other tax professional.

The staff of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Foundation can also provide more information about specific planned giving opportunities and work with your professional advisors to facilitate your gift.

For more information on The 1869 Society, contact the Foundation at (315) 703-2137, email
 Foundation@sjhsyr.org or return this form to the Foundation.

Date: Friday, May 30, 2014    Add to Calendar
Time: 6:45 - 11:00
Address: 5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478
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Contact Name: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation
Contact Phone: (315) 703-2137
Contact Email: Foundation@sjhsyr.org

An annual springtime fund-raising event, this black-tie-optional Gala offers an evening of dining and dancing to benefit special projects of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

2014 Gala: Passage to India, an evening of culture and cuisine to benefit St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation

Friday, May 30 - Turning Stone Resort Casino

Since its inception in 1992, St. Joseph’s Hospital's Gala Dinner Dance has raised more than $4.5 million to benefit hospital programs, including cardiac services, medical imaging, the college of nursing, operating rooms, dialysis services and the neonatal intensive care unit. Proceeds from the gala play an important part in St. Joseph’s ability to provide a higher level of care to our Central New York community.

This colorful, festive event will be a tribute to Indian culture filled with zeal and enthusiasm anticipating over 800 attendees. Central New York Infusion Services, LLC, will once again be the presenting sponsor. The evening will feature dining and dancing to the live music of Atlas. Cocktails begin at 6:45 p.m. in the event center atrium, with dinner and dancing following at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom. Black tie is optional. Overnight accommodations are available every year at a discounted rate by calling 1-800-771-7711.

New this year the Gala will feature a special cash raffle with cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and two $2,500 winners!

For more information, contact St. Joseph's Foundation at 315-703-2128, or email pamela.kleine@sjhsyr.org.

  • Gala Invitation (pdf)
  • Sponsorship Summary (pdf)
  • Gala Sponsorship Agreement (pdf)
  • Gala Cash Raffle (pdf)
  • [Photo 1: 2013 Gala - Our Gala Co-Chairs: Dr. Ron Caputo, Mrs. Joanne Caputo, Mrs. Colleen O'Hern and Dr. Matthew O'Hern, with our CEO, Kathryn Ruscitto, enjoy an evening at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.]

    [Photo 2: 2013 Gala - Our magnificent martini slide featuring real cherry blossoms!]

    [Photo 3: 2013 Gala - April Stone, CEO of Central New York Infusion Services, LLC, Presenting Sponsor of St. Joseph’s 2013 Gala, with Dr. Russ Acevedo.]













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