Gala 2014 Geisinger Wyoming Valley Presented by The Auxiliary at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Saturday, May 10, 2014 The Westmoreland Club 59 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre 6 to 7:30 pm Reception, open bar, and silent auction opens 7:30 to 9 pm Dinner and cash bar Live auction and dancing with the Juliano Brothers to follow Welcome Dear Friends, The Auxiliary at Geisinger Wyoming Valley proudly welcomes you to the 15th annual Geisinger Gala. On behalf of the entire Auxiliary, we are delighted that you are with us to share in this special evening. For the sixth consecutive year, we are honored to dedicate this evening’s proceeds to help fund Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s Tambur Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which opened in 2011. Tonight’s proceeds will bring us even closer to raising $1 million for Luzerne County’s first and only NICU. We thank everyone whose support has contributed to this event’s success. A very special appreciation goes to the members of the Gala committee, who generously devoted their time and talents over the past year. Thank you for joining us to celebrate Geisinger’s commitment to the children and families of our area. Enjoy the evening! Sincerely, Mary Casale 2014 Gala Co-Chair Dottie Henry 2014 Gala Co-Chair Donna Connery President, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Auxiliary A Message from Geisinger Wyoming Valley Leaders This evening is the result of the dedication of our incredible Auxiliary at Geisinger Wyoming Valley and the generosity of many caring members of our community. Thanks to your support and altruism over the past six years, this event has helped to raise nearly $1 million to directly provide care and nurturing to our community through the county’s first and only neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Let tonight remind us that our organization’s continued success depends upon the generous support of caring individuals like you this evening. On behalf of the entire Geisinger Family and the families we serve in the community, we’d like to thank the Auxiliary at Geisinger Wyoming Valley and everyone in attendance for their contributions to the Tambur NICU. Since 2011, fragile newborns have been receiving highly advanced medical care close to home with their families, where they belong. Tonight’s Gala, like the 14 before it, will benefit and improve patient care right here in northeastern Pennsylvania. And as Geisinger’s 100th anniversary draws near and we approach our Centennial Campaign goal of raising $150 million for patient care, education and research, we again must thank you for your ongoing support. Enjoy the evening! Ron Beer, MHA, FACHE Vice President of Clinical Operations Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Steven B. Pierdon, MD Chief Medical Officer Executive Vice President Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Gala Sponsors A Special Thank You to Our 2014 Auction Sponsor Stage Sponsor Sordoni Construction Services, Inc. Mericle Properties $10,000-$14,999 Sponsor Band Sponsor B. Braun Medical, Inc. $6,000 – $9,999 Sponsor Frank Trembulak $4,000 – $5,999 Sponsors Dr. and Mrs. Seth W. Fisher David and Pamela Franklin Marjorie Marquart Martz Trailways Joanne Wade $2,000 – $3,999 Sponsors Bill and Marion Alexander Certiphi Screening, Inc. Francis Cauffman Frontier Communications Ken and Cindy Holdren On-Line Power Service, Inc. John and Lynn Miller Marilyn and Scott Millington Mrs. Marion Pearsall PenTeleData PNC Bank Charles and Dianne Sawyer Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. $1,000 – $1,999 Sponsors A. Pickett Construction, Inc. Apollo Group, Inc. Albert Bothe Jr. and Jacquelyn Paul Scott and Antoinette Davis George J. Hayden, Inc. Electric Communications Guyette Communications Dennis and Mary Kay Torretti Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Casale $100 – $999 Sponsors Jake and JoAnn Armstrong Peter Berger Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bitterly Kara Brezinski-Clark Donna Caputo Cleaning Technologies, Inc. Robert and Linda Sue Davies Paul J. Dennebaum, Jr. Dudley and Kathy Gerow Mary P. Gildea Dr. Brian Goodman Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Graf Margaret Heffers Hillman Security & Fire Technologies, Inc. Keystone Commissioning Group, LTD Dr. William and Nancie Krywicki Paul R. Long, MD M. Abraham Floor Covering, LLC Dr. and Mrs. David Mariner Bill and Carol Ostroski Robert A. Roderick Roof Pro, Inc. Ray and Susan Roth George and Carole Schneider T.J. Cannon, Inc. Adam and Lucille Tarin Thomas M. Gill & Company Thomas and Mary Weir Special thank you to: Atrium Advertising & Floral Designs SilentAuction 100. Sambonet Stainless Steel 3-Round Bowl Set Value: $140 Donated by Simon & Co. Jewelers 101. Sambonet Stainless Steel 3-Piece Server Set Value: $160 Donated by Simon & Co. Jewelers 102. Julia Knight Peony Bowl - Purple Value: $95 Donated by Simon & Co. Jewelers 103. Julia Knight Dahlia Bowl - Red Value: $115 Donated by Simon & Co. Jewelers 107. Learn to Sew Value: $410 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Steven Pierdon Sewing machine, sewing basket, pattern, fabric, thread and cutting mat. 108. Handyman in Training Value: $230 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Steven Pierdon Home Depot child’s workbench, deluxe power tool set, circular saw. 109. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Value: $320 Donated by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Box club level seats for four. 110. Leather Ottoman with Blanket Value: $100 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Stella 104. Let’s Play and Learn Basket Value: $110 111. Mary Taylor’s Family Donated by Katherine Hair and Skin Care Center Casale-McNally and Andy McNally Gift Certificate Includes children’s bingo, lacing Value: $100 cards, matching game, memory Donated by Mary Taylor match, alphabet puzzle, sketchbook, jumbo colored pencils. 112. Palazzo 53 Gift Certificate Value: $50 105. Tumbled Kunzite and Onyx Donated by Palazzo 53 Necklace Value: $75 113. Plant Basket Donated by Donna Connery Value: $50 and Peter Keller Donated by The Flower Warehouse 106. Plethora of Decorating Ideas for Your Home Value: $350 Donated by Mattern’s Floral and Furnishings 114. Gift Tower of Assorted Chocolates Value: $40 Donated by Michael Mootz Candies 115. 18” Necklace with Swarovski Gold Glass Pearls Value: $75 Donated by Maggie Zelinski A focal bead in topaz, crossstitch in brown and gold beads. Finished with gold-plated endcaps and clasp. 116. Fairy Dance Bracelet Value: $40 Donated by Maggie Zelinski Pink Swarovski crystal dagger beads alternating with lavendar bicone Swarovski crystals and a silver toggle clasp. Child’s bracelet size 6. 117. 18” Necklace with Swarovski Glass Pearls Value: $65 Donated by Maggie Zelinski Raspberry pink crystal necklace with a cross-stitch in raspberry and silver beads. Finished with silver-plated endcaps and clasp. 118. KÖR Teeth Whitening Gift Certificate Value: $450 Donated by Casey Dental 119. Day of Delight Value: $250 Donated by Silvanno Graziano Includes two gift certificates for 1- hour massage, two terrycloth robes, bottle of wine and two wine glasses. 120. Design Works Salon Basket Value: $95 Donated by Design Works Salon $25 gift certificate, hair products, nail polish, hand and body lotion. 121. Self Renewal Gift Certificate Value: $100 Donated by Shakti Salon Manicure, pedicure, aromatherapy facial, full-body massage, haircut and style. 122. Freshwater Pearl and Amethyst Set Value: $300 Donated by Baab’s Jewelry Showcase Earrings, pendant and bracelet in sterling silver. 123. Montage Mountain Waterpark Value: $400 Donated by Montage Mountain Four season passes. 124. Charlie Brown and Friends Value: $100 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Aquilina Pillow with handmade case, three stuffed animals and three books. 125. Rutilated Quartz and Citrine Sterling Necklace Value: $85 Donated by Donna Connery and Peter Keller 126. Leverage Fitness One-Month Membership Value: $70 Donated by Leverage Fitness 127. Matheson Transfer Company Gift Certificate Value: $500 Donated by Matheson Transfer Company 128. Aura Salon Basket Value: $150 Donated by Aura Salon Includes hair products and gift certificate. 129. The Masters Value: $170 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Aquilina 132. Handmade Quilt - Girl Value: $80 Donated by Project D.J. Pastels with butterfly fabric in a pinwheel pattern. 133. Handmade Quilt - Boy Value: $80 Donated by Project D.J. Dark green and cream hunter stars. 134. Child’s Apron - Girl Value: $40 Donated by Project D.J. Frog pattern apron for the princess in your life. 135. Child’s Apron - Boy Value: $40 Donated by Project D.J. Gingerbread pattern for your Masters champion Bubba Watson little chef. hand-signed autograph, 2014 Masters black caddy hat, Masters smooth 136. Movie Night finish golf towel, Masters golf balls Value: $40 and 2014 Official Program framed. Donated by R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 130. Time for Bed, Sleepyhead Movie passes for four. Value: $200 Donated by Barbara Coyle 137. Italian Basket Unique child/baby quilt with board books. 131. Hockey Stick Signed by Steve Mason Value: $300 Donated by Ron Hextall Family Hockey stick autographed by Steve Mason, goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers. Value: $150 Donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Ruckno Italian cookbook, Italian wine and cooking essentials. 138. Ready for Baby Basket Value: $300 Donated by GWV Tanbur NICU and Pediatrics Handmade crocheted, fleece, and Swaddler blankets, hats and mittens, infant clothes, tympanic thermometer, Boppy pillow and infant toys. 139. Kristen Bell for Erica Anenberg Leather Handbag Value: $450 Donated by Donna Connery and Peter Keller 140. Yuengling Mirror Value: $200 Donated by D.G. Yuengling & Son 141. Watercolor Pet Portrait Value: $80 Donated by Kim Akers Turn a favorite photo of your pet into a watercolor painting. 142. Disney “Frozen” Basket - Don’t Let It Go Value: $130 Donated by Nikki Rump “Frozen” Little Golden Book, A Day In The Sun Book, Thrills & Chills Paint Book, “Frozen” soundtrack, Anna’s Act of Love/ Elsa’s Icy Magic Book, Framed Poster, Anna and Elsa doll, Sno-Caps, Elsa mini doll, “Frozen” mealtime set, “Frozen” puzzle and “Frozen” Blu-Ray. 143. Top Chef Value: $360 Donated by Partners in Pediatrics Saber professional knife set, “Blood, Bones and Batter” book and professional bib apron. 144. Patriotic Byers’ Carolers Value: $117 Donated by Kathleen Mozdian Carolers include a boy, girl and their dog in a wagon. 145. Cafe Italia Gift Certificate #1 Value: $50 Donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Buckley 146. Cafe Toscana Gift Cards Value: $50 Donated by Cafe Toscana 147. Cafe Italia Gift Certificate #2 Value: $50 Donated by Cafe Italia 148. Affinity Hair and Nail Salon Gift Certificate Value: $25 Donated by Affinity Hair and Nail Salon 149. Epicurean Delight Gift Certificate Value: $100 Donated by Epicurean Delight 150. Get Fit with VIVE Health and Fitness Value: $270 Donated by VIVE Includes one month membership, two personal training sessions and nutrition evaluation. 151. Balance Yoga Value: $175 Donated by Balance Yoga Includes a massage and passes for ten classes. 152. Oakland Raiders Football and photo signed by Matt McGloin Value: $400 Donated by Paul and Cathy McGloin and Family Signed by Matt McGloin, former Penn State and current Oakland Raiders quarterback. 153. Windbreaker and Golf Balls signed by Ron Hextall Value: $300 Donated by Ron Hextall Family Memorabilia signed by former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall. 154. “We’re Off to See the Wizard” 75th Anniversary Basket Value: $300 Donated by Donna Connery and Peter Keller Blu-Ray 3D, Blu-Ray DVDs, “Wizard of Oz” Monopoly Game, collectors books, charms, “Wizard of Oz” doorstop, map, ruby slipper waterglobe, ruby slippers flash drive, “Wizard of Oz” Barbie with light-up ruby slippers and ruby slippers lights. 155. Ice Cream Delight Basket Value: $275 Donated by Donna Connery, Peter Keller and Sharon and Mike Hinchey Ice cream maker, two ice cream cookbooks, scooper, long-handled spoons, ice cream cone dishes and assorted toppings. Also includes Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker and ice cream tub. 156. Trip Around the World English Flower Garden Quilt Value: $500 Donated by Robin Good 76x86” patchwork quilt. 157. Salon Sage Gift Basket Value: $200 Donated by Salon Sage Gift certificate for a facial and massage with a robe. 158. Susquehanna Brewing Co. Basket Value: $50 Donated by Susquehanna Brewing Co. Susquehanna Brewing Co. T-shirts, beer and glasses. 159. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Basket Value: $280 Donated by First Choice Systems & Solutions, Inc. Four tickets to Scranton/Wilkes- Barre RailRiders game, two RailRider golf umbrellas, RailRider blanket, two seat cushions, $100 gift card for stadium and a private tour. 160. Vera Bradley Basket - Blue Bayou and Cobalt Value: $234 Donated by GWV Auxiliary Bucket tote, lanyard, sport duffel, blanket in Blue Bayou and wrislet in Cobalt. 161. Berry Breakfast Basket from Stonewall Kitchen Value: $100 Donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Buckley 167. Gesture Desk Chair by Steelcase Value: $1,585 Donated by Creative Business Interiors Four types of jams, blueberry Gesture is the first chair designed and raspberry syrups, chocolate to support our interactions with blueberry pancake and waffle mix, today’s technologies. Inspired by strawberry pancake and waffle the human body. mix, berry muffin mix, steel whisk and tea towel. 168. Canon PowerShot and Case 162. Chocolate Therapy Value: $143 Value: $125 Donated by Friends of the Auxiliary Donated by Lyn Boocock-Taylor Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS and William Taylor 16.0 megapixel digital camera 163. Pamper Basket Value: $750 Donated by Lyn Boocock-Taylor and William Taylor $400 gift certificate for The Spa at the Hotel Hershey, Wen hair products, soaps, bubble bath and assorted Mary Kay products. 164. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses Value: $130 Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Massini and a black protective case. 169. Microsoft Surface with Black Touch Cover Value: $400 Donated by Friends of the Auxiliary 10.6” HD touchscreen with Wi-Fi connection and 32 GB of memory. Includes a keyboard. 170. Isabella’s Gift Certificate Value: $200 Donated by Isabella’s Restaurant Dinner for four. 171. Cafe 315 Gift Certificate 165. Weber Summit S-470 Value: $100 Gas Grill Donated by The Cafe: Value: $2,150 Donated by Friends of the Auxiliary An American Bistro 166. Vera Bradley Basket Value: $208 Donated by Dr. and Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Casale and friends of the Auxiliary Includes Glenn handbag, backpack tote and Stay Cooler. 172. Embellish gift Value: $600 Donated by Embellish Silverplate tray, large ginko design pottery plate, large ginko design bowl, large boxwood topiary ball, two candles, serving utensils, cocktail napkins and jellies. 173. Jane Leslie & Co. Value: $1,400 Donated by Jane Leslie & Co. 174. Pazzo Restaurant Gift Certificate Value: $125 Donated by Pazzo Restaurant 175. Wicked The Musical Value: $500 Donated by Martz Trailways Includes two tickets for Wicked on Broadway and transportation. 176. Spring Floral Rendering Value: $650 Donated by Sue Hand’s Imagery 177. Beauty Basket Value: $175 Donated by Lisa Golden Ultra CHI blow out kit, vanilla sugar hand soap, fragrance mist and shower gel, Karina 5x magnification mirror, bath sponge, CHI Magnified Volume finishing spray and CHI Magnified Volume spray foam. 178. Kate Spade Purse Value: $315 Donated by Cheryl Connolly 179. Peacock-themed Christmas Tree Value: $700 Donated by Frank and Joanie Hine 180. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Suite Value: $500 Donated by Mohegan Sun Arena Luxury suite for 12 guests with three VIP parking passes. Package includes Minor League food and beverage package. 181. A Taste of Scotland Value: $275 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Casale Five bottles of premium scotch whiskey, map of Scotland, ice bucket with tongs, four cut crystal rock glasses, Michael Jackson’s “Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch,” cocktail napkins and crackers. 182. Gone Fishing Value: $300 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Casale Wickerwork Creel, fly box with flies, bamboo fishing rod, Kathy Beck fishing book, trout net and a fly fishing lesson with Kathy Beck. 183. Patio Retreat Value: $2,713 Donated by Friends of the Auxiliary L-shaped outdoor seating arrangement with cushions and coffee table, large umbrella with stand, golden garden stool, two lanterns with candles, wine glasses and plates, serving tray, bar cart and beverage dispenser. 184. Woodloch Resort Getaway Value: $900 Donated by Woodloch Resort Two-night, midweek stay for two adults and two children. 185. Champagne Basket Value: $400 Donated by Lissa Bryan-Smith and Richard Smith 186. Framed Photograph by Mike Burnside Value: $55 Donated by Lissa Bryan-Smith and Richard Smith 187. Plush Lion Value: $80 Donated by Lissa Bryan-Smith and Richard Smith 188. Plush Dinosaur Value: $40 Donated by Lissa Bryan-Smith and Richard Smith 189. Park and Fly Package Value: $400 Donated by East Mountain Inn One-night stay at the Holiday Inn-Newark Airport prior to departing flight, round-trip shuttle transportation, parking at hotel and one-night stay at the Holiday Inn-Newark airport upon return. 190. Wine Basket Value: $400 Donated by the GWV Auxiliary Bottles of wine and Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. 191. Girls’ Night Out Value: $780 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Bryan Martin, Spa Sapphire at Mohegan Sun, Ruth’s Chris, AAAA Limousine, and Donna Connery and Peter Keller Stainless steel martini glass stand and martini glasses. Spa Sapphire treatment, haircut and style for you and friends. Ruth’s Chris $50 gift card. Travel from AAAA Limousine, Skinny Girl Cocktail Mixers and feather boa. 192. Crayola Basket Value: $125 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Don Rossi 193. Child’s Apron – Girl Value: $40 Donated by Project D.J. Gingerbread pattern. 194. Woodlands Inn Value: $200 Donated by The Woodlands Inn One-night lodging. 195. Rustic Kitchen Cooking Show Value: $110 Donated by Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Four tickets for a live dinner show in the Broadcast Kitchen Studio. 196. Autumn Annie Handmade Doll Value: $140 Donated by Mayna Hailstone Created locally by Mayna Hailstone. 197. Vera bradley “ribbons” Value: $118 Donated by Friends of the Auxiliary Includes laptop travel of tote and large cosmetic bag in Vera Bradley’s “Ribbons” patterns for breast cancer awareness. 198. Vera bradley “canterberry cobalt” Value: $100 Donated by Friends of the Auxiliary Includes on the go purse and large cosmetic bag in Vera Bradley’s “Canterberry Cobalt” pattern. Live Auct ion Elyse Campus-Cohen Giclée Value: $1,200 Donated by Mainstreet Galleries This Elyse Campus-Cohen original painting with custom framing is available to enhance a wall in your home. Elyse Campus-Cohen’s giclée print “White Tulips” is sure to add an elegant touch of class to any room. Simpson Bay Resort and Marina – St. Maarten Value: $2,000 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Russell Stahl Clear water and fluorescent coral cascade across the view from your oceanfront villa at the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina in the Caribbean paradise of St. Maarten. Your luxurious weeklong accommodations for two from Nov. 15-22 allow easy access to the adventure, shopping and fine dining of Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin, where you can enjoy beaches, water sports, dutyfree shopping and nightlife. Tahitian Pearl Necklace with Diamond Gold Enhancer Value: $2,500 Donated by Valentine’s Jewelry Sure to please you or someone special in your life, this finely-crafted necklace made with 14 karat gold is elegantly accented by a diamond enhancer and one-of-a-kind Tahitian black pearl that will undoubtedly turn heads. Hyatt Piñon Pointe Value: $4,000 Donated by Dr. David Carl and Dr. Deborah Gorski Just two hours from the Grand Canyon, the Hyatt Piñon Pointe in Sedona, Arizona is a desert retreat like none other. Nestled against red rock mountains, your weeklong stay from Oct. 4-11 will be enjoyed from the balcony of a Spanishinspired villa with breathtaking views of our nation’s western frontier. This vacation resort with concierge service is the ideal place to experience an exotic getaway during the area’s peak season. Vacation Home in Cape Cod Value: $6,500 Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Casale One week in a private vacation home along the sandy shores of Cape Cod is just the getaway you need. Just minutes from the immaculate Atlantic shores, this vacation home provides the perfect setting for a serene week of relaxation. An amazing trip for families or a romantic getaway, Cape Cod allows you to lounge on the cool beaches of the Atlantic, take in some shopping or tour some of the East Coast’s most scenic coastal vistas. This relaxing weeklong getaway is available any time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving 2014. Raise Your Padd le There will be a round of bidding to support patients of the Richard and Marion Pearsall Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. We will have spotters throughout the venue to help track donations. Your gift to men and women recovering from heart attacks, surgery and more will help them stay on track with their rehab and maintenance program. $50 buys for a cardiac rehab patient: • A take-home blood pressure monitor to help patients keep tabs on their healing hearts. • A n at-home scale to aid patients in maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy heart. A Special Thank You to the 2014 Gala Committee Renee Aquilina Lissa Bryan-Smith Mary Casale Donna Connery Cheryl Connolly Janice Divers Dottie Henry Maryjane Henry Sharon Hinchey Joanie Hine Peggy Lovecchio Laine Martin Sue Pierdon Nikki Rump Lisa Stella Matthew Van Stone If you are interested in helping with next year’s event or to learn more about the Auxiliary at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, please ask us or visit geisinger.org/gwvaux.
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