19th Annual Jefferson Gala
Our second virtual gala celebrated Jefferson people and Jefferson’s reimagined vision for the healthcare of tomorrow: the Specialty Care Pavilion.
We honored our Frontline Healthcare Workers with the Achievement Award in Medicine. Usually, we pay tribute to a single standout person with the award, but this year we recognized all our caregivers who stood up as One Jefferson and stood out for the kind and expert care they gave.
Congratulations to Award of Merit honorees, James D. and Mary Jo Danella; our Faegre Drinker Healthcare Hero Award winners, Drs. Marc Altshuler and Patricia Henwood; and our outstanding students, Michele Ganz and Noor Shaik, recipients of the Algernon Brashear Jackson Student Award.
A special thanks goes to our sponsors and to others who donated to the gala. Because of you, we raised $1.5 million to support the Specialty Care Pavilion. Thanks for being at our side and helping Jefferson help others—every day.
19th Annual Jefferson Gala
Buzzer Band Concert
About the Honorees
Every year, the Gala honors members of the Jefferson family who inspire us through their achievement, their commitment and service, and their dedication to the values Jefferson stands for.
The Jefferson Gala has raised over $18 million over the past 18 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 18th Annual Jefferson Gala this past year.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Lynne and Harold Honickman
Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman
Farber Family Foundation
Vickie and Jack Farber
Ellen B. Farber
The Ferrier, Nicoletti, and Peruto Families
Hollingsworth Family Foundation
Sidney and Caroline Kimmel
David and Deborah Anderson, Sr.
David and Rose Anderson, Jr.
A.T. Chadwick Co. Inc.
The Baxter Family Foundation
James D. and Mary Jo Danella
Frank and Monica DiRenzo, Westside Distributors
Edith R. Dixon
H. Richard Haverstick, Jr.
Johnson & Johnson
Stephen B. Klein
Leonard Korman and Family
National Real Estate Development
Pat and Cindy O’Hara – Uncle Bill’s Pancake House
Colleen Wyse and Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA
Marta and Robert Adelson
Ira Brind and Stacey Spector
Einstein Healthcare Network
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Altec Industries, Inc.
Ballard Spahr LLP
BAYADA Home Health Care
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia
Drs. David and Melissa Cognetti & Jefferson Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Pete and Patty DeAngelis
Dilworth Paxson, LLP
Drucker & Scaccetti
Dr. Kate FitzPatrick and Jeff Purcell in honor of Enterprise Nurse Executive Team
Drs. Lenny and Tricia Gomella
Fran and Dick Gozon
Brian and Maureen Harrison
Leroy E. Kean
Steven, Bradley, Mark and Lawrence Korman and Families
Espy and David Neu
Nassar Nizami and Sahab Aslam
Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
Post & Schell, P.C.
Dr. Edmund Pribitkin and Dr. Yvette Marquez-Pribitkin
Caro and Bob Rock
Simkiss & Block
Patricia D. Wellenbach and Lawrence McMichael
Wills Eye Hospital
Barbara and Todd Albert
Bristol Myers Squibb
Cristina Cavalieri and Dr. Michael Moughan
Concrete Cutting Systems, Inc.
Credit Collection Services (CCS)
Elizabeth A. Dale and David Wright
Del Chevrolet Inc.
George E. Deming
Clayton and Catherine Fitzhugh
Craig and Cynthia Fry
Healthcare Administrative Partners
Healthcare Receivable Specialists, Inc.
The Heart House
Stephen and Potts Izzi
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Jefferson Alliance of African American Physicians
Jefferson Headache Center
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Chuck and Anne Lewis
Ira Lubert and Pam Estadt
Marie Ann Marino, EdD, RN, FAAN
Lisette Martinez, MBA
Laurence Merlis and Ryder Wood
Bruce Meyer and Christie Little
Tom and Erin Miller
Nemours Children’s Health System
Northeast Executive Abstract Agency, Inc.
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
O’Brien & Ryan, LLP
Donna Gentile O’Donnell, PhD and the Honorable Robert W. O’Donnell
O'Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers
Jeffrey P. Orleans
Glenn Pacchiana, Thalle Industries
P. Agnes, Inc.
Jill and John Petolillo, Jr., DO, MBA
Receivable Recovery Solutions, Inc.
State Collection Service
Terra Firma Builders, LLC
Judith S. and Mark L. Tykocinski, MD
Wipfli CPAs and Consultants
18th Annual Jefferson Gala
In 2020, we thought outside of the box and around the globe to make it the best gala yet. Here’s a replay of last year’s virtual extravaganza in celebration of the longstanding, productive, and warm connections between Jefferson and Italy.