Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
On A Mild Night, Columbia Memorial Health Has A Winter Blast
Lisa Green reports from Hudson. It may have been the fifth such event, but on Saturday, February 7, supporters of the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation seemed as delighted to be at this Winter Blast as they were for all the years prior. Held once again in the warm and welcoming Helsinki Hudson, the event celebrated and raised funds for the Foundation, which provides its communities with safe, high-quality, comprehensive health care. More than 200 supporters, whose ranks included board members, physicians and sponsors, enjoyed cocktails, dinner and entertainment provided by The Glen David Andrews Band. The event raised $108,000, thanks in part to the fabulous silent auction items that included a New Orleans food and jazz vacation for two, and a framed Bruce Springsteen record album autographed by the artist himself. Pictured at left: Patti Matheney, chair of the Foundation Board of Directors; board member Aven Kerr; Jay Cahalan, Columbia Memorial Health’s president and CEO; and Mary Gail Biebel, chair of the Board of Trustees.
Karen Winch and Sue Kneller; Don MacCormack of The Bank of Greene County, an event sponsor, with Lynn Dykeman, a teacher in the Hudson County School District.
Alan Lillyquist, William Pelgrin, a board member, and Barbara Johnson, the Foundation coordinator; Christine Altomar, Al Burgazoli of A-O-W Associates, a sponsor, and Mary Gerlach of First Niagara Bank.
Shirley Gresseau, M.D., Jabari Gamerel, Anna-Maria Assevero, M.D.; Caroline Eromo and Ersno Eromo, M.D., director of the Spine Institute, and Patrick Roberts of Optimus Architecture, who designed the Spine Institute building.
Nina Dolan, Jodi Hills, and Don Hills of Hudson Financial LLC, a sponsor; Attorney Javid Afzali of presenting sponsor Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, and Mara Afzali.
Betsy Jacks of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site; Betsy Scott and Purcell Palmer; Jenna Houston, a certified nurse midwife, Chief Medical Officer Lawrence Perl, M.D.; Brigid Fonda and Louis DiGiovanni, M.D.
The three Ts: Trish Rost, Tara Buffa, an ad executive at the Register-Star, and Tani Quinion.