The 5th Annual Autumn Ball Raises Over $100,000 to Support Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

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November 12, 2013

A record 250 guests gathered to support Mercy Hospital of Buffalo during the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s 5th Annual Autumn Ball, held Friday, November 8, at the Orchard Park Country Club.

The event was chaired by Dr. John Bell-Thomson, Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mercy Hospital, and Mrs. Julie Bell-Thomson. Proceeds from the 2013 Autumn Ball will fund critical projects at Mercy Hospital, including the completion of the Margaret L. Wendt Family Center and renovations to the nurses stations in the hospital’s Stroke Center and Ambulatory Surgery, Medical Rehab and Intensive Care Units.

The 5th Annual Autumn Ball raised $107,700 (net $78,662.73) to support Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.  Mercy Hospital Foundation's 2013 Scrub Run and Autumn Ball together grossed $133,070 (net $91,760.06), this year. 

Comments from Attendees

What are guests saying about the event?  Here are some of the comments from our friends. 

"Kudos on a great autumn ball. Good company. Good food. Good music. Good venue. Good time. Short speeches. Short duration. Best one ever." – John Shaflucas, Shaflucas Architects

"Thanks for the lovely evening!" –  John Brady, Medtronic

"Great event!  As a former hospital fundraiser my hat is off to you and your committee for a fantastic event. I do believe the BEA (Buffalo Emergency Associates) folks were the last to leave!" – Tammy Ingram, Exigence of TeamHealth

Sponsors and Supporters

Special thanks to this year’s Autumn Ball sponsors and supporters:

Premier Sponsors

Dr. John Bell-Thomson & Mrs. Julie Bell-Thomson

Hope Sponsor

Shaflucas Architects, P.C.

Healing Sponsors

Allpro Parking
Francis Augustine, MD
Dopkins & Company
Eastern Great Lakes Pathology
Exigence/Team Health
Hodgson Russ LLP
Independent Health
Metz Environmental Services
Nelson Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory
OB/GYN Associates of WNY
Phillips Lytle LLP
South Towns Surgical
Surgical Associates of Western New York, P.C. 
Telco Construction
Towne Automotive Group
Western New York Urology Associates, LLC

Event, Friend & Table Supporters

Catholic Health
CCS Oncology
Freed Maxick
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
Trocaire College
Vascular Associates of WNY

In-Kind Supporters

Prestige Wine & Spirits
The Roycroft Inn
Zenger Group