Bethesda Hospital’s Foundation Breaks Gala Fundraising Record

Raising nearly $1 million at this year’s virtual Gala of Generosity



BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – March 26, 2021 – Through the most challenging fundraising climate in the nation’s history for the Healthcare industry, the Foundation at Bethesda Hospital is proud to announce that they have broken their current gala fundraising record, surpassing 2019 in-person event numbers by a massive $455,000. Nearly $1 million was raised on March 25, 2021 at the Foundation’s virtual Gala of Generosity. Another record? More than 750 households were registered to attend the event virtually to help raise funds for their Emergency Services Campaign – the most attendees ever to attend a virtual event for the Foundation. Guests received the Foundation’s famous Party in a Box which included champagne, branded swag, and program information on the Emergency Services Campaign they came together to support. 


These funds couldn’t come at a more crucial time. Modernizing Bethesda Hospital East’s Emergency Department will help address the unprecedented need for emergency services in our area brought on by the pandemic. With a $15 million fundraising goal, Barbara James, Executive Director of the Foundation, sees this multimillion-dollar renovation project as more than an update to efficiency of services: “Our donors have seen the urgent need laid before us due to the pandemic and have stepped up in a way we could never have imagined. Bethesda Hospital is committed to providing preeminent level care to the community we serve no matter what the circumstance. We are so honored that our community has answered our dedication to them with their unwavering support.” 


Top Sponsors: Brenda Medore, Bethesda Hospital Medical Executive Committee, The Zarcadoolas Family, Sacha & Josh McGraw, Pam & Greg Weekes, Linda & J. Michael Callaway, Media Counselors, Pero Family Farms Food Company LLC, Deborah & Harry Sargeant, Barbara & Ben Lucas, Pam & Mike McCarthy, Mary & Peter Blum, Ruth Wright, Joan & George Beck, Pascal Liguori & Son, Premier Estate Properties, Linda Powell & Herb Kahlert, SCP-Health, Virginia Swift & Joe Barbary, Hélène Couture & Claude Choquet, Dawn Edwards Salon, Blanky & Perry Diamond, Olga & Nelson Lazo, Karen & Glenn Rogers, Betty Anne & I.E. Schilling, and Rebecca & Mark Walsh

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 Thank you to our committees for dedicating their time and talents in support of the Bethesda Hospital Emergency Services Campaign. 

Gala Community Committee 


Mary & Peter Blum, Honorary Chairs

Leanne Adair

Marie & Steve Bedner

Debralyn Belletieri

Renee Block

Kathy & Charlie Bowie

Irene Burns

Caron & Bob Dockerty

Sherry & Dr. Richard Edelstein

Dawn & Larry Edwards

Debra Elmore

Diane Franco

Sonia & Todd Gurne

Carrie & Robert Hill

Stacey Hallberg & David Reilly Jr.

Carrie & Robert Hill

Patty & Rod Jones

Olga & Nelson Lazo, Bethesda Hospital CEO

Kelly & Pat Liguori

Sarah & Todd Litinsky

Laura & Steve Litinsky

Mike & Pam McCarthy

Brenda Medore

Stormet Norem

Nicole & Dr. John Pasqual

Linda Powell & Herb Kahlert

Lorraine & Anthony Rinella

Karen & Glenn Rogers

Betty Ann & I.E. Schilling

Susan & Dr. William Skinner

Lisa Sliney

Lindsay Thorp

Rebecca & Mark Walsh

Lisa & Bert White

Gayle Zimmerman

Bethesda Hospital Leadership Committee


Joanne Aquilina

Dr. Joshua Bailin

Sara Caldwell

Yvette C. Castro

Larraine A. Chrystal

Michael S. Cortese

Tracy Edelstein

Dr. Daniel S. Goldman

Barbara James

Jane Kiah

Lisa M. Kloc

Randy Kovalsky

Mary E. McClory

Bert Mosley

Victor Ospina

Alex Pucci

Anyssa L. Rawet

Ana M. Rosacker

Roger L. Royal

Beth Ruiz

Donna L. Seymour

Mike Shields

Nicole Sidaway

Cristina Yeatts


Thank you to our sponsors and donors for your contribution and dedication to Bethesda Hospital. 

Title Sponsor

Brenda Medore


Presenting Sponsor 

Bethesda Hospital Medical Executive Committee

Bethesda Hospital Pediatric Emergency Care Supporter

The Zarcadoolas Family

Virtual Event Underwriter

Pam & Greg Weekes

Diamond Sponsors

Linda & J. Michael Callaway

Deborah & Harry Sargeant

Emergency Department Room Underwriters

Barbara & Ben Lucas

Pam & Mike McCarthy

Platinum Sponsor

Mary & Peter Blum

Ruth Wright

Gold Sponsors

Joan & George Beck

Linda Powell & Herb Kahlert

Virginia Swift & Joe Barbary

Silver Sponsors

Hélène Couture & Claude Choquet

Blanky & Perry Diamond

Olga & Nelson Lazo

Karen & Glenn Rogers

Betty Anne & I.E. Schilling

Rebecca & Mark Walsh







VIP Party in a Box Underwritten By

Bronze Sponsors

Nancy & Dr. Joshua Bailin

Renee Block

Care Logistics

Robert J. Dixson

Geraldine Ewing

Gentle Medicine Associates, Dr. Regine Bataille

Patty & Rod Jones

Donald R. Mandich

New York Life, Lisa Sliney LNHA

Phabulous Phyllis H. Rowley

Betty & Jerry Seegers

Shafritz and Associates, P.A.

Michele & Gary Siben

Sheri & Lee Weekes

Lynn H. Wilkins

Lunch & Learn Underwriter

Marlene & Richard Hazard

Valet Underwriters

CarePayment Technologies

New York Life, Lisa Sliney LNHA


Supporter Sponsors

Pamela Abbott

Joanne Aquilina

Bob Barros

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market

Cynthia Brown

Irene Stolfi Burns

Pam Dailey

Christina Coenen

Caron & Bob Dockerty

Pia & Robert Donhauser

Susan & Marshall Duane

Sherry & Richard Edelstein

Debra Elmore

Maureen Fay

John Gabriel

Gilly Vending

Rita & Marvin Ginsky

Michele & Bobby Gordon

Stacey Hallberg & David Reilly Jr.

Ann & Leslie Heilakka

Carrie & Robert Hill

Candy & Arnold Hitchon

Sue & Wayne Hunley

Barbara James

Barbara Johnston

Laura & Steve Litinsky

Sarah & Todd Litinsky

Lynden Nursing

Cynthia & Bruce Lynn

Nancy & Tom MacManus

Brigitte & Markus Mayr

Stephanie Milord

Diane & Charles Moran

Nicole & Bob Mugavero

Stormet Norem

Dorothy & Norm Ostrowski

Beverley & Michael Pakradooni

Pasqual Estate Management

Nancy & Arthur Sherman

Tina & Thom Smith

Doris Spengler

Rich Viens

Patti & Chip Wilson

Yvonne Zawodny

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