360 ATTEND 4TH ANNUAL OTESAGA GALA
COOPERSTOWN – Last weekend’s Friends of Bassett fourth annual Valentine’s Soiree raised $250,000 to support medical education at Bassett Hospital, the Friends announced a few minutes ago.
More than 360 guests attended the Soiree at The Otesaga and paid tribute to Dr. James Dalton, the hospital’s director of Medical Education Dr. James Dalton, who retired from Prime Care last year after more than 30 years.
“This year’s event resonated with a Valentine’s Day theme of appreciation and affection in honoring Dr. James Dalton,” said Bill Streck, Bassett Healthcare Network CEO. “The overflow crowd warmed to the opportunity to let him know how much all value his efforts as a physician, educator and community member.”
Supporting sponsors were Karen Butler, Donald Ford and Kelly Monroe, KPMG LLP, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds, The New York Susquehanna & Western Railway Corp., Preferred Mutual Insurance Co., StatStaff Professionals, and The Table Rock Group at Morgan Stanley/Oneonta.
Participating sponsors were Bank of Cooperstown, Care Logistics, Cooperstown Brewing Company, EPIC Landscapes, Inc., Maguire Cardona, P.C., Mirabito Energy Products, and O’Connor First-Attorneys at Law.
Sheila LeMaster, individual and corporate donor relations manager, thanked the soiree committee: Angie Eichler, Marilyn Garman, Wendy Kiuber, Robin Lopez, Erika Prouty, Rachael Shaughnessy, Gayle Smith and Jean Stabinski.
Bassett Site Environment, Cooperstown Distillery, Mohican Flowers, The Otesaga, and Pepsi Beverages Company of Utica also helped make the evening a success.