The Hospital Gala Raises $1,500,000 Supporting Cancer Care Services at the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at SMH


JANUARY 9, 2023

The 6th annual Hospital Gala hosted by Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on January 7, 2023, with 700 guests in attendance. The event raised a record-breaking $1,500,000 in support of Cancer Care Services at the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at Sarasota Memorial. The evening was hosted by the Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Trustees, with Jonathan and Michelle Mitchell/Joel and Gail Morganroth as the Premier Sponsor.

“We were so thrilled to welcome our supporters in person this year,” said Healthcare Foundation president Stacey Corley. “The Sarasota community continues to show their appreciation for our amazing health system and the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute’s expansion and to provide comprehensive cancer care close to home.”

Sarasota Memorial announced plans to break ground on a new Cancer Pavilion on the Sarasota campus this year that will offer a full complement of outpatient services to the inpatient, surgical and radiation oncology services the Jellison Cancer Institute brought to the community during the past two years. Services housed in the new outpatient Cancer Pavilion will include mammography and ultrasound diagnostics, oncology clinic and infusion, surgical oncology clinic, radiation oncology and infusion, outpatient operating rooms, integrative care and multidisciplinary clinics.

“The generosity of this community is incredible and such a vital part of ensuring that the Jellison Cancer Institute continues to grow and meet the needs of the community we serve,” said Sarasota Memorial President and CEO David Verinder. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of support at this year’s Gala, and the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation for hosting this important event.”

2023 Hospital Gala Sponsors

Premier Sponsor: Jonathan and Michelle Mitchell / Joel and Gail Morganroth; Helicopter Sponsor: Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation; Florida Cancer Specialists; Sunset Automotive Group; Ambulance Sponsors: Ambitrans Ambulance; Maria Bradley and Martin Pfister; Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation; Ariane Dart; Deb Kabinoff Fund; In honor of Helene Kosloski and Kosloski Family Foundations; Barbara and Gary Rodkin

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