Suburban Hospital Foundation’s special events are an opportunity to enjoy some of the best entertainment and venues while supporting important patient care initiatives at the hospital. This year, we hosted the following events:
Chairmen’s Celebration Dinner 2017
Our year-end celebration recognizes Suburban Hospital’s most committed donors. Invitees include Trustees of the Hospital and Foundation boards as well as donors who contribute $1,500 or more in the calendar year or $50,000 cumulatively.
The Commitment to Excellence Award is presented annually to an individual or group that has demonstrated ongoing dedication to improving quality of life for the individuals served by Suburban Hospital. The 2017 honoree is Conrad V. Aschenbach whose personal and corporate giving has spanned more than four decades and impacted numerous programs at Suburban. His most recent personal gift, supporting the campus enhancement project, will greatly enhance our ability to assure world class care for our local community
Also honored were The David and June Trone Family Foundation with the Pacesetter Award, and Harry Bigham, Jr., MD and Jeanmarie Gallagher with the Friend of Philanthropy Award.
To see past honorees, visit our Recognizing Donors page.
View the full Chairmen’s Celebration Dinner photo gallery on Flickr.
Key To The Cure 2017
Suburban Hospital and Saks Fifth Avenue joined forces once again for the 15th annual Key To The Cure to benefit women’s cancer programs. The 2017 event featured a luncheon with Jacky Schultz, Suburban Hospital President and Pamela Wright, MD, Breast Surgeon and Medical Director of the Suburban Hospital Breast Center.
Proceeds benefit Suburban Hospital’s patient navigator program, which helps patients and family members obtain the information, knowledge, support and guidance needed to help manage complex cancer diagnoses and treatment. Saks Fifth Avenue also donates the proceeds from sales of the KTTC T-shirt sales to their beneficiary charities. Since its inception, this partnership has raised more than $1 million for the patient navigator program, which is 100% funded by philanthropy.
View the full Key To The Cure photo gallery on Flickr.
Heritage Society Annual Luncheon 2017
On June 6, the Suburban Hospital Foundation recognized our Heritage Society members at the annual legacy donor lunch at Columbia Country Club. Heritage Society members are donors who have created a lasting legacy through a planned gift through the creation of a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust, naming Suburban Hospital in a will, or designating retirement assets or life insurance proceeds to Suburban.
We have received more than $10.5 million to date from legacy donor gifts, creating a lasting impact on the hospital and our community.
View the full Heritage Society Annual Luncheon photo gallery on Flickr.
Record-breaking Support for Surgical Innovation
Hundreds of donors and friends attended Showcase 2016 to help support innovations in surgery at Suburban Hospital. Led by co-chairs Jim and Marte Coleman and Chris and Julie Futrovsky Mottler, the biennial fundraising event celebrated record-breaking support by raising more than $500,000 through sponsorships, direct donation and a dynamic live auction.
As one of the leading surgical hospitals in the greater Washington area, Suburban Hospital provides complex and lifesaving surgeries for more than 10,000 patients each year – including open heart, brain, spine, orthopedic and traumatic injury. Showcase funds will support emerging technologies in surgical care including intraoperative imaging, robotics and other minimally invasive techniques.
Lead sponsors included: Clark Charitable Foundation, Jim Coleman Automotive, Total Wine & More, Tom & Hillary Baltimore, The Bender Foundation, Bethesda Emergency Associates, First Colonies Anesthesia Associates, and the Washington Area Toyota Dealers Association.
View the full Showcase photo gallery on Flickr.