As co-chairs of the Friends of Bassett’s 2008 New Year’s Eve Gala, we’re proud to announce that “Around the World,” the 15th annual fund-raiser, auctions and raffle raised approximately $147,000 in support of Bassett Healthcare’s School-Based Health Program.
This grand sum could not have been raised without the commitment, talent and energy of our dedicated volunteers, the members of the Gala and Auctions Committees. We also are indebted to our event sponsors for their support. Lead sponsors were New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company and SEFCU. Corporate sponsor was Tallman Enterprises Tree Service.
Supporting sponsors were Apple Converting Inc., Brewery Ommegang, Fenimore Asset Management & FAM Funds, KPMG LLP, Len & Dot Marsh and Northern Eagle Beverages.
Participating sponsors were BSA LifeStructures; Clark Companies (Scott & Betsy Clark); Cooperstown Dreams Park Inc. (Louis A. Presutti III); Greener World Landscape Maintenance; Lambert and Trosset, Attorneys at Law; Leatherstocking Group Inc.(Matt Schuermann); McCarthy Building Companies Inc.; Royal Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge & Hyundai of Oneonta; Turnpike & Oneonta/Cooperstown Pennysavers; and Wilber National Bank.
We also thank the Friends’ staff, Dr. Chris Kjolhede; Jane Hamilton, R.N.; John Sanford; Bob Zaleski and the Bassett grounds crew; Will Joslyn and Bassett’s carpentry shop; the staff at Mohican Flowers; and the staff at The Otesaga for helping to make the fund-raiser such an extraordinary success.
Carol B. Waller
Co-Chairs, Bassett Gala Committee