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St. Joseph’s Nets More than $350,000 at Annual Gala Fundraiser


SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation’s gala dinner dance netted more than $350,000, exceeding its goal for 2014. St. Joseph’s Foundation hosted the annual black tie optional gala dinner dance on May 30.

The event, held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, featured a Passage to India theme. Presenting sponsor was Central New York Infusion Services, LLC; gala co-chairs were Dr. Chaudhury and Mrs. Sheela Davuluri, Mr. Edward and Mrs. Marie Grabowski and Dr. Richard Waldman and Ms. Elaine Mielcarski, CNM. Proceeds from the gala support St. Joseph’s programs and services.  Next year’s gala will be held Friday, May 29, 2015.

“We are particularly excited that this year’s Gala’s net proceeds will support the construction of our PACU in the new patient tower, which will be opening in September. Thanks to our co-chairs enthusiasm and Miss America’s appearance,” Doug Smith VP for Development noted, “we have achieved record dollars and one of the best attended events in our history.”

St. Joseph's Foundation accepts donations year round. To donate, contact the Foundation at 702-2137, or visit its website.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, N.Y., providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 15-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis. 

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CUTLINE: St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation netted more than $350,000 at its annual gala dinner dance on May 30 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Pictured from left to right are Special Gala guest, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, her mother and Gala Co-Chair Mrs. Sheela Davuluri, Meena Davuluri and Kathryn Ruscitto, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center President & CEO