Wednesday, December 6, 2023
For many, a 21st birthday marks an exciting, unforgettable milestone—a rite of passage into a new era. And there could not be a more perfect opportunity to usher in a momentous time in Jefferson history than the 21st Annual Jefferson Gala, which will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
This year’s Gala comes on the eve of Jefferson’s bicentennial, which we will commemorate in 2024. We will celebrate 200 years of tradition and transformation, discovery and design, hope and healing.
As always, the Gala will recognize Jefferson’s best and brightest—physicians providing uncompromising care and leaders defining what is possible. Proceeds from the event will fuel our mission of improving lives.
2023 Gala Honorees
Vijay M. Rao, MD, FACR, FAAWR, FCPP
David C. Levin Professor and Chair Emerita of Radiology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Radiology and Imaging
Ann and John P. Silvestri
Cindy Hou, DO, MA, MBA, CIC, CPHQ, CPPS, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA
Infection Control Officer and Medical Director of Research
Past Gala Honorees
The Jefferson Gala has raised over $20 million over the past 20 years
About the Gala
Each year, the extended Jefferson family gathers together to look back on the year’s shared success and ahead to our new dreams. We hosted our 20th Annual Jefferson Gala in 2022.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Lynne and Harold Honickman
Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman
The Ferrier, Nicoletti, & Peruto Families
Andréa and Ken Frazier
Independence Blue Cross
Sidney and Caroline Kimmel
Farber Family Foundation
H. Richard Haverstick, Jr.
Jefferson Health Plans
The Family of Jane and Leonard Korman
National Real Estate Development
Jill and Kevin Plancher
Marta and Robert Adelson
David and Deborah Anderson, Sr.
David and Rose Anderson, Jr.
The Baxter Family Foundation
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Turner & Townsend Healthcare
Ballard Spahr LLP
Shannon and Dr. Joseph Cacchione
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
David and Melissa Cognetti and the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
George E. Deming
Dilworth Paxson, LLP
Edith R. Dixon
Bonnie and Jay Eisner
Evolve Technologies Corporation
Excel Communications Worldwide, Inc.
Dr. Kate FitzPatrick and Mr. Jeffrey Purcell
Drs. Tricia and Lenny Gomella
Hatzel & Buehler, Inc. and Bluestone Communications Inc.
IBEW Local Union 98/NECA
Patricia and John Imbesi
Jefferson Health at Home by BAYADA
Jefferson Health Executive Nursing
Jefferson Outpatient Imaging
Steven Korman and Linda Richardson Korman
Ira Lubert and Pam Estadt
Drew Morrisroe & CTN Solutions
Nemours Children’s Cardiac Center
Nemours Children’s Health
Outpatient Imaging Affiliates
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
Post & Schell, P.C.
Dr. Edmund Pribitkin and Dr. Yvette Marquez-Pribitkin
Dr. M. Fredric and Marian D. Rieders
Caro and Bob Rock
Patricia D. Wellenbach and Lawrence G. McMichael
Drs. Charles and Theresa Yeo and the Jefferson Department of Surgery
Abzooba – Data and Analytics Solutions
The Art Partnership
BBLM Architects PC
Ira Brind and Stacey Spector
Dominique Casimir, MBA
Cristina G. Cavalieri, Esq.
Cloudmed an R1 company
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Fran and Dick Gozon
Brian and Maureen Harrison
Healthcare Administrative Partners
The Heart House
Dr. Patricia Henwood and OnPoint Team
Highmark Blue Shield
Jefferson College of Nursing
Jefferson Department of Medical Oncology
Jefferson Headache Center
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Dr. Gregory C. Kane and the Jefferson Department of Medicine
Lea Knight, Jefferson Board of Trustees
Meredith and Hugh Lavery
Dr. Keith and Ebonne Leaphart
Carol and John Mordach
National Italian American Foundation
David and Espy Neu
O’Brien & Ryan, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Orleans
P. Agnes, Inc.
Norma and Lawrence Reichlin
Ramona Rogers-Windsor and Thomas Pina Windsor
Bill and Carla Rock
Scalfo Electric Inc.
Susan and Stephen Smith
Pranavi Sreeramoju, MBA, MD, MPH
State Collection Service, Inc.
Tabas & Rosen, P.C.
Target Building Construction
Turner Construction Company
Judith S. & Mark L. Tykocinski, MD
Laura and Mark Whalen
Wills Eye Hospital
Baligh R. Yehia, MD, MPP, MSc, FACP