15th Annual Jefferson Gala
The 15th Annual Jefferson Gala exemplified the enterprise on the whole—it was bigger, better, and more boundary breaking than ever. This year’s Gala set new records for attendance (1,050) and funds raised ($2.1 million). We celebrated our growth through mergers with Kennedy Health in New Jersey and Philadelphia University, and rejoiced in our continued recognition on U.S. News and World Report’s elite top 20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
Thank you for joining us and surprise guest Julius Erving—aka “Dr. J.”—to honor Dr. Charles Yeo and Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. We are so pleased you were there to share our news of the creation of the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity. Half the proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Collaborative; the other half will go to Jefferson’s Department of Surgery Research and Education Fund.
We send a heartfelt thank you to our Jefferson family, and our Gala sponsors and supporters—all that we do is made possible by you.
Kent & Mindy Gushner Family Foundation
Lynne & Harold Honickman
Marjorie & Jeffrey Honickman
Johnson & Johnson
Charles J. Yeo, MD and Theresa Pluth Yeo, PhD