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Saratoga Hospital 37th Annual Gala
Under The Tuscan Sun

The Saratoga Hospital 37th Annual Gala held on Wednesday, July 31, raised a record-breaking $501,310 in net proceeds, shattering the previous record set in 2015 by $90,000. More than 1,000 people attended the event, themed "Under the Tuscan Sun," presented by Julie & Co. Realty, LLC, and Bonacio Construction, Inc., at the Polo Meadow at Saratoga Casino Hotel.


The annual gala is a major source of support for Saratoga Community Health Center, which provides primary care, dental, behavioral health, and addiction medicine services to the community, regardless of a patient's ability to pay.


The gala's live auction opened with a tribute to Marylou Whitney by Angelo Calbone, president and CEO of Saratoga Hospital. "For more than thirty years-nearly every year since the inception of this special summer celebration-Marylou's charm and generosity, her sense of fun, caring, and compassion have brightened these evenings. One way or another, we have all been touched by Marylou."


Mrs. Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, have long served as the event's honorary chairs. Calbone added that each table's centerpiece included Mrs. Whitney's signature pink rose to remind all in attendance how one person-"One special lady," he said-can help transform an entire community for the better.


In a generous gesture of gratitude on behalf of his beloved wife, Hendrickson placed the winning bid of $100,000 on the Hospital's lawn jockey-an annual live auction tradition-in honor of Rachid Daoui, MD, chief of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group - Nephrology, and his skilled, compassionate care.


Following the tribute, Meredith Woolford, executive director of Saratoga Hospital Foundation, thanked the event's sponsors, auction donors, committee, volunteers, and guests. "Saratoga Community Health Center, the reason we are here tonight, has brought life-changing care and hope to our neighbors who need it most," said Woolford. Summarizing the often spoken words of Renée Rodriguez, MD, medical director of the health center, she continued, "Our patients did not choose their circumstances; almost all just need a little help on their journey to a better life. Thank you for being here tonight so that, together, we can help them on their way to that goal."


The event, a much-anticipated highlight of the Saratoga summer season, brought to life a Tuscan countryside with summer-inspired décor and authentic Italian cuisine. Guests bid on more than 160 unique live and silent auction items made possible by the all-volunteer Gala Committee and the generosity of community businesses and individuals.


Proceeds from the Hospital's Gala have supported Saratoga Community Health Center since 2011. The health center, which opened in 2013, is located at 24 Hamilton Street. For more information, visit

2019 Gala Committee
Co-chairs: Jennifer Hennessy and Wendy Lawrence

Rebecca BeersErika BrowneColleen CarlsonCala Cocca
Stephanie CollinsMichelle ConnRobin DaltonJennifer DeTeso
Fran DingemanGiovanna D'OrazioMegan DruckmanLindsey Ferrara
Kristin GrossoAllison KarcherJennifer Lefner, MDDiane Lloyd
Marcia MacDonaldElizabeth MacyChristine MarchesielloCara Milde
Hilary MorrisonJennifer PerryLaura PileckasKristie Roohan
Chelsea SilverNancy SmithAimee TaylorMaureen Weitzel
Colleen YatesMelissa Zieker



- Robert and Lisa Moser

Frank and Colleen Messa

Michael and Linda Toohey


Boston Futures Group
David and Shannan Carroll

Picket Family Foundation

Stewart's Shops / Dake Family

Tronco Financial Group

Jason and Heather Ward

The Zanetti Family

CHIANTI SPONSORS (1 of 2) - $1,000+

Adirondack Harley Davidson

AIM Services, Inc.

Bart and Jeff Altamari

Frank and Dominica Annese

Dr. Andrij and Elizabeth Baran

Lawrence and Leslie Benton

BlueShield of Northeastern New York

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Walter & Michelle Borisenok

Bouchey Financial Group. LTD

Angelo and Kate Calbone

Amy and Jared Cantanucci

Capital Financial Advisors of New York

Dr. James Corwin

Robin and Matt Dalton

Dunn Strategy Group, LLC

Empire Blue Cross

Four Winds Saratoga

Greno Industries Inc.

Paul and Sylvia Heiner

Matt and Jennifer Hennessy

Tim and Lisa Higgins

Mike and Martha Iacolucci

Imagine That Marketing & Communication

Deborah Reynolds and Carol Kautzman

Lia Group, Inc.

Marcia MacDonald

Emily M. Marsel

Meyers and Meyers, LLP

Northeastern Association for the Blind at Albany

Overton, Russell, Doerr & Donovan, LLP

Delores and Frank Parillo

Edward and Nicole Pieper

Jeffrey K. Pintuff

PLP Development LLC

Pulmonary Physicians of Saratoga, L.L.P.

John and A.C. Riley

Mr. Andrew Goodemote and Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD

Kevin and Roseann Ronayne

Kristie & Tom Roohan - Roohan Realty

Rosch and Conners, PLLC

CHIANTI SPONSORS (2 of 2) - $1,000+

Saratoga Today

Seth and Jess Shuket

Stat Staff Professionals

Stone Industries, Inc.

Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc.

Rod and Amy Sutton

Tarella Financial Group

Regina and David Thompson

Tri-Core Anesthesia

TrustCo Bank

Dr. Martin and Maureen Weitzel

The Wesley Community

Terrance and Janice White

Witt Construction, Inc.

Dr. Christopher and Mrs. Melissa Zieker


AIM Services, Inc.

Alaant Workforce Solutions

Bick Wanck MD & Associates

Erika Browne

Drs. Christopher and Cheryl Buff

John and Vicki Busco

James Coker CFP(r), CIMA(r) SIRICAMac

CAP Com + CAP Com Cares Foundation

Skip and Colleen Carlson

C.T. Male Associates

Dr. Rachid and Mrs. Ghrissia Daoui

Dr. Robert Donnarumma and Mrs. Morgan Donnarumma

Dr. Richard and Anne Falivena

Keith M. Ferrara

Justin Ferrara, MD and Lindsay Ferrara

First Financial Capital

Dieter and Michele Funiciello

Gateway Dermatology, P.C.

Grasshopper Gardens

Green Brothers Construction - Aaron Green

Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs

Homewood Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs

Michael and Martha Iacolluci

Integrated Staffing

John and Allison Karcher

Dominick and Christine Marchesiello

The Masie Center, Inc.

Merrill Lynch

Metabolic Saratoga

Munter Enterprises, Inc. LLC

N-Gage Brand

Saratoga's Best

Skaine & Associates LLC

Skidmore College

Thornton Wealth Management


Mr. Richard White and Ms. Margaret D'Andrea

Meredith and Jim Woolford


John and Mylea Aldrich

The Architectural Collaborative

Baby Bumps LLC.

Agatha R. Benton

Dr. Timothy A Brooks and Mrs. Ellen Brooks

Dr. Alex Cardiel and Dr. Olai Sam


Dr. Amos and Carol Cutler

Helen K. Groves

Dr & Mrs. Michael Holland

Home Instead Senior Care

Janney Montgomery Scott

Joseph P. Mangione, Inc.

Henry Marcelle

Home Instead Senior Care

Kerchner Grosso & Co.

Mara King

The LA Group, P.C.

Diane and Garth Lloyd

Joseph P. Mangione Inc.

Donna Montalto

Parks Heritage FCU

Mary Beth Hogan and Mark Pawlons

NLH Properties

Jeffrey Pollard

Amy Schmidt and Patrick Schmidt / Schmidt Management

Robert W. Welsh


The Adelphi Hotel

Stuart and Linda Byrne

Concord Pools and Spas

deJonghe Original Jewelry

Damon and Jennifer DeTeso

DePaula Auto Group

Christopher and Kristin Grosso

Mazzone Hospitality

Pavilion Grand Hotel

Tom and Kristie Roohan

Saratoga National Golf Club

Colleen and Tim Yates


Jeff and Heath Ames

Bluz House Rockers

Joseph and Connie Boff

Daniel Mozzes Design, LLC

Designers' Studio

Scott Peterson and Giovanna D'Orazio

Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture

Wendy Lawrence Wedding & Events

Marcia MacDonald

The Earle Mack Foundation

Daniel Mozzes Design

PDT Catering

Saratoga Automobile Museum

Saratoga Casino Hotel

Frank and Delores Parillo - Saratoga Lake Marina

Saratoga Signature Interiors

Gary Zack Studios


Sponsorship Opportunities

Auction Opportunities

Saratoga Community Health Center Fact Sheet

Program ad is due no later than Friday, June 21.

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Ad specs: no bleed, full color, PDF preferred

Full Page: 4.5w x 7.5h

Half Page: 4.5w x 3.625h

Eighth Page: 2.125w x 1.625h

Guest names are due no later than Friday, July 26.

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Note: there are no physical tickets for this event; attendee names will be on the guest list at the door.

We look forward to seeing you at the Gala on Wednesday, July 31st!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the Foundation Staff.

Contact Us

Saratoga Hospital
Questions? Contact Katie Rocque


Saratoga Casino Hotel, One Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

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