Gala 2014 Geisinger Wyoming Valley

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
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!
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
A Special Thank You to Our
Auction Sponsor Stage Sponsor
Sordoni Construction
Services, Inc.
Mericle Properties
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
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
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
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
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
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