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Supports Cayuga Medical Center Foundation Annual Gala Success
Net Proceeds of $118,000 were raised at the CMC Foundation Gala 2015…these
philanthropic dollars will be directed to the CMC’s Neonatal Department.
15, 2015 (Ithaca, NY) – The Cayuga Medical Center Foundation is proud to
announce that this year’s 10th anniversary gala, An Evening to Care,
had the largest support from our community – with the highest attendance ever –
gala raised a net of $118,000 to support Cayuga Medical Center
Foundation’s 2015 fundraising initiative –Enhancement of the Neonatal Department.
Of the $118,000, $36,000 was raised by the live auction with auctioneer David Hall of National Book Auctions and Laurie
Linn of Communique’ Design and Marketing presiding over the live auction. All
of the auction items were generously donated by local businesses and members of
Rudd, President and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center said “The Annual CMC
Foundation Gala helps us fund specific projects at CMC. The proceeds from Gala
2015 will be used for the enhancement of the Cayuga Birthplace Neonatal
Intensive Care Services. These enhancements will enable families to deliver
babies at Cayuga Medical Center from 7 ½ months to 9 months, or 30 weeks
gestation to full term. This opens up possibilities for delivery at CMC of
premature twins and potentially triplets.
This year the CMC
Foundation Gala Committee was led by Margaret Munchmeyer and Kate
“It is just amazing how the Gala
comes together… each of the committee members does their part and makes the
evening a great success,” It has been very humbling to see how the Gala has
grown over the last ten years” said John Rudd, President and CEO.
fundraising initiative for Cayuga Medical Center’s Neonatal Department will
continue to be a focus of fundraising for the CMC Foundation for the rest of
this calendar year. Donations continue to be accepted. If you would like to
make a donation, please call Jan Hertel, Executive Director of the CMC
Foundation at 607-274-4284.
Medical Center is a member of the Cayuga Health System. It is a state-of-the
art medical center. It is affiliated with prestigious health care
organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York
City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, the Rochester Heart
Institute, and Mayo Clinic Laboratories. For more information on services
available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit
cayugamed.org or call (607) 274-4498.