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Crouse Health Foundation to Honor Attorney and Community Leader Betsy Hartnett Friday, Sept. 27

08/27/13

Tribute Eve 2013 - betsy newsThe Crouse Health Foundation will honor local attorney and community leader Betsy Hartnett during its 37th annual Tribute Evening on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, The Oncenter.

She will be recognized for her significant contributions to the greater Syracuse community as part of the Foundation's theme for the evening, "A Celebration of Women in Healthcare Leadership." Harnett's family history and that of Crouse has been intertwined for a number of years. Her grandmother, Mary Shanley, served as the first superintendent and director when Crouse-Irving Hospital opened on May 8, 1912.

Hartnett's extensive involvement with Crouse as past Chair of the Crouse Hospital Board of Directors and the Crouse Health Foundation Board of Trustees will be highlighted, as will her active leadership with Syracuse Stage, the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, Catholic Charities, the Central New York Community Foundation and other community organizations. A highly-regarded attorney and CPA partner with Mackenzie Hughes, LLP, Hartnett’s leadership with local and state professional associations will also be applauded.

Tribute Evening 2013 will feature an extended reception, gourmet dinner, tribute presentation, and entertainment by The Silk Band. A popular entertainer in the New York City and New Jersey region, The Silk Band is known for their variety of musical styles and danceable tunes. The highlight of the evening will be the salute to Hartnett.

Net Tribute Evening 2013 proceeds will be used to support the work of Crouse Health Foundation, including purchasing special equipment, underwriting new initiatives and funding educational programs and scholarships.


Major sponsors of the event are Bill and Sandra Pomeroy/The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Sponsors are Bailey, Haskell & LaLonde, Inc.; Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; First Niagara Bank; Friends of Betsy Hartnett & the Hartnett Family; Hancock Estabrook, LLP; Pediatric Cardiology Associates; Pepsi Beverages Company; POMCO Group; Practice Resources, LLC; Stickley, Audi & Co.; The Sutton Companies; and VNA Homecare.

The leadership for Tribute Evening 2013 is Aminy Audi, general chair; Marion Hancock Fish, community underwriting chair; Mary Cunningham, MD, and Frank Smith, MD, medical staff underwriting co-chairs; Nancy Bottar and Pam Reilly, enhancements committee co-chairs; Doug Logan, committee chair; and Mel Stith, board of trustees chair.

Tables of ten and individual attendees are welcome. Souvenir program ads are available at various prices. For more information, please contact Phyllis Devlin at the Foundation office at 315/470-7008.


Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232
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