Rochester Community Sets Two Records at Children’s Hospital Gala
October 31, 2005
Saturday’s Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala Auction at USAirports Air Charters Aircraft Hangar, 240 Airport Way, was attended by a record 920 people and grossed a record $571,000 for the region’s only children’s hospital.
Howie Jacobson, chair of the hospital’s board and co-chair of the event, served as auctioneer during the live-auction portion of the festivities, and Nik and the Nice Guys provided musical entertainment. Attendees also participated in a silent auction for items including trips, sports packages, restaurant packages and jewelry.
Attendees also donated money to buy items from the hospital’s wish list, including a new transport bed for fragile infants on their way to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The evening included the drawing for a 2006 H3 Hummer. Marc Jaromin of WROC TV News 8 Now won the vehicle, sponsored by Valley Cadillac Hummer and ESL Federal Credit Union.
Golisano Children’s Hospital extends gratitude to everyone who attended for making it such a great event and to Jacobson and Michael Haymes and the gala committee. ESL Federal Credit Union continued as the presenting sponsor and Don Tomeny of B&L Wholesale was the event’s Honorary Chairman