Highlights from the 28th Annual Champagne Ball
A record-setting number of 435 attendees enjoyed the night, themed, “Looking Forward, Moving Ahead,” held on Friday, November 6 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor. This year’s honoree was TD Bank and Dr. Emil Nigro, both who have had a significant influence on our community and hospital. The Fund-a-Cause portion of the event raised $120,000 which will benefit the Emergency Department.
We are happy to report that the committee, co-chaired by Pamela and Dr. Paul Terracciano and Laurie and Dr. Franklin Zimmerman, raised more than $400,000 to benefit Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.
Dr. Nigro began his career at Phelps 38 years ago and became Director of Emergency Medicine in 1984. A pioneer in Emergency Life Support programs, he helped initiate the practice of providing lifesaving interventions for patients prior to their arrival at the Emergency Department. He was instrumental in developing the Hoch Center for Emergency Education, where approximately 3,000 first responders receive training every year. Dr. Nigro led the planning and design of Phelps’ new state-of-the-art emergency department, which opened in 2008.
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $135.8 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment.