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Mercy Hospital Foundation

Since 1978, the mission of the Mercy Hospital Foundation has been to raise new funds and steward existing resources to support, improve and promote the care and service provided by  Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

For over twenty years, the Foundation has provided funding to ensure Mercy Hospital's long-term stability and growth.

In the last year, community support through the Foundation provided a $250,000 pledge to The Heart Center, as well as assistance to patients in cardiac rehabilitation, new pediatric beds, and program support to the Mercy OB/GYN Center and the Mercy Pediatric Center. In addition, we supported educational programs for physicians, nurses, and technicians.  

With God’s grace, guidance, and glory hearts are changed and lives transformed at Mercy.

Give a gift to the Mercy Hospital Foundation, today!  The Mercy Hospital Foundation invites you to call the Foundation Office at (716) 828-2038 to learn more about how you can support health care in Buffalo and the Southtowns.

Thank you for your partnership, friendship and mission support.

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities & Events

6th Annual Autumn Ball

  • Friday, November 7, 2014
  • Chair's reception at 6 p.m.
  • Cocktails and gourmet dinner
  • Presentations and entertainment followed by coffee and dessert

The Autumn Ball offers a night of entertainment, fine dining, recognition and achievement and will be held on Friday, November 7 at 6 p.m. at Orchard Park Country Club.

This year, Mercy Hospital Foundation will honor Dr. Stephen W. Downing, Mercy Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgeon, with the Physician of Distinction Award. Additionally, Kathleen Guarino, RN, MS, NP, Vice-President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Hospital, will be presented with the Nurse of Distinction of Award.

With your help, monies raised through this year’s Autumn Ball will assist with capital improvements for Mercy Hospital's Stroke Center Nursing Station and Patient Floor. In 2013, Mercy Hospital was named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting body for hospitals and healthcare providers. To date, Mercy is the first and only hospital in Western New York (and second in New York State) to receive this distinction. 

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, please contact Christina Lapsley, Special Events Coordinator at (716) 706-2104. 

Thank you to This Year's Sponsors

Health Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur A. Russ
Schaflucas Architects, P.C.

Hope Sponsors

Aramark
Hodgson Russ, LLP

Healing Sponsors

Phillips Lytle LLP
Allpro Parking
Eastern Great Lakes Pathology
Ellicott Development Company
TEAMHealth
Gibraltar Industries
Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP
HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Metz Environmental Services
Nelson Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory
OB/GYN Associates of Western New York
Surgical Associates of WNY, P.C.
Telco Construction, Inc.
Towne Automotive Group
Western New York Urology Associates, LLC