Key sponsors and celebrities are showing their support of Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Founders Ball to be held on Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm, at NY Marriott/Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. The evening will celebrate the recent collaboration of The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) and Mount Sinai Heart. This partnership is providing extraordinary access to comprehensive cardiac care in Downtown Brooklyn. The alliance makes it possible for TBHC to offer sophisticated preventive, diagnostic, interventional and treatment services such as electrophysiology (EP) studies and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).
The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s Founders Ball is one of Brooklyn’s largest fundraising events and since 1998, has raised money to fund critical clinical advancements such as the new Heart Center. This year’s honorees include five exceptional individuals who are making tremendous contributions to the Brooklyn community on both a professional and personal levels:
Srinivas Kesanakurthy, MD, Medical Director of TBHC’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Nelson S. Menezes, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery, TBHC
David Schwartz, Co-Founder and Principal, Slate Property Group
Samin Sharma, MD, Director of Clinical and Interventional Cardiology, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Earl D. Weiner; corporate financial lawyer and counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell
The theme of the evening “The Brooklyn Hospital Center—Right in the Heart of Brooklyn” will demonstrate the many ways TBHC is at the heart or center of medical advancements. It is also the heart of the region, having served the area for almost 175 years (2020 will be TBHC’s official 175th anniversary) and its focus on patient safety and convenience shows it has heart when it comes to those it serves.
New to the festivities this year will be a Casino with great prizes along with fun! Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and TV writer David Henry Hwang, whose works include “M. Butterfly,” the Broadway musical “Aida” and “Chinglish” will be among the celebrity guests at the star-studded event. Mr. Hwang’s life was saved in 2015 by TBHC. He attributes it to having such a world-class hospital right down the street from his home and TBHC’s ability to diagnose a life-threatening issue.
Among the early sponsors to this often-sold-out event are The Mount Sinai Hospital, National Grid, Barclays Center, St. George’s University, RCA Ambulance, The Allure Group, Healthfirst, Metz Culinary Management, Kelley Drye & Warren and The Phoenix Rehabilitation Center. Schneps Communications will be the media partner for this year ’s event.
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