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Mather Auxiliary Donates $213,000 to Hospital

Kenneth Jacoppi, Chairman of the Mather Hospital Board of Directors (left) and Mather Vice President Wayne Shattes (right) accept the Mather Auxiliary’s donation of $213,000 from Auxiliary board members Ida Forstel, Marge Fifield, Barbara Zinna, Loui
Kenneth Jacoppi, Chairman of the Mather Hospital Board of Directors (left) and Mather Vice President Wayne Shattes (right) accept the Mather Auxiliary’s donation of $213,000 from Auxiliary board members Ida Forstel, Marge Fifield, Barbara Zinna, Loui

The John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented the Hospital with a $213,000 donation, the proceeds of its 2013 fundraising activities.

The check was given at Mather’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Party on Sunday, April 13, 2014 and will be used toward the construction of the new Arthur & Linda Calace Family Pavilion, which will house a 35 single-bedded patient care unit, offices and teaching facilities for Mather’s new Graduate Medical Education program and a state-of-the-art conference center. Mather will welcome its first residents in Internal Medicine in July. The pavilion is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

The Auxiliary, which on May 5 will mark its 65th anniversary, has raised more than $5.7 million for Mather Hospital since its founding.

The Auxiliary also presented six $1,000 college awards to Junior Volunteers Aris Gonell, Kelsey Hatter and Courtney Ruziecki, all seniors at Miller Place High School, and Evan Komorowski, Julianne Martin and Paige Swenson, seniors at Rocky Point High School.


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