BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Boca Raton Regional Hospital) — Boca Raton Regional Hospital celebrated with hundreds of supporters at their Philanthropy Guild Reception at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The annual reception recognized Boca Raton Regional Hospital Capital Campaign lead donors. These supporters were celebrated for their commitment as members of the Philanthropy Guild and their generous gifts of one million dollars and more towards Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a major fundraising effort announced this past January to support a transformational building initiative for the Campus. The multi-tiered project features several key components including a new patient tower, expansion of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute, renovations to the current hospital building, a new parking facility and an even broader vision for the campus over the next decade with greater access points and enhanced clinical specialties.
“This is our opportunity to recognize and thank the Hospital’s benefactors for their amazing support,” said Stanley Barry, Chair, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. “Many of these people are family and friends who have been steadfast through the years in ensuring we have extraordinary healthcare right here in Boca Raton.”
Lead donors were applauded for each entrusting a minimum of $10 million to the Keeping the Promise campaign:Stanley and Marilyn Barry and the Barry Family Foundation, Louis B. and Anne W. Green, Christine E. Lynn – E.M. Lynn Foundation, Billi and Bernie Marcus – Marcus Foundation Inc., Richard and Barbara Schmidt – SCHMIDT FAMILY FOUNDATION, Elaine J. Wold.
“We are so very grateful for our donors who have come forward thus far to help fund the Keeping the Promise campaign,” said Mr. Barry. “In addition to the unprecedented level of eight- and seven-figure gifts honored tonight, there are so many others who have played a meaningful role in supporting our Hospital; it demonstrates the powerful partnership we share with this community.”
The event recognized the “Eminent Philanthropists,” including the lead donors to the campaign who each gifted a minimum of $1 million to Keeping the Promise: Anonymous, Eleanor R. Baldwin, Sandra and Malcom Berman, Jean Blechman, Edward and Freyda Burns, Diane and Lawrence Feldman, Michael and Michelle Hagerty,
Mary Perper, Rubin Obstgarten Family Foundation – Sandra and Marvin Rubin, Rubin Obstgarten Family Foundation – Carrie Rubin, The Sands Family Foundation and Constellation Brands (Rob and Pamela Sands),
Betty and Bill Scaggs, G. Robert Sheetz and Deborah Lindstrom, Myrna Gordon Skurnick,
Mason and Graziela Slaine, Martin and Toni Sosnoff, Fran and Stuart Steinberg, and Thea Stoneman.
“We hope and expect those who care deeply about sophisticated world-class healthcare will embrace this effort and help us raise the $250 million we need to move forward. Our community has always been there for the Hospital, as the Hospital has been there for the community,” said Christine E. Lynn, Chair, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Corporate and Hospital Board of Trustees. “In our continuing promise to serve the healthcare needs of Boca Raton and the surrounding neighborhoods, we sought to bring the philanthropic supporters together so we can effectively provide the next generation of healthcare in all key patient care areas.”
The evening concluded with a tribute to Jerry Fedele, President & CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital since 2008, who announced his intentions to retire later this year. Remarks acknowledged Jerry Fedele’s role in the Hospital’s operational turn-around that resulted in vast improvements in financial performance, quality of care, access to specialty services including the creation of several nationally recognized institutes, recruitment of talented physicians and many other initiatives that created today’s advanced tertiary medical center that is ranked as a top regional hospital.
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