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We hope you can join us at the following 2017 Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations’ fundraising events! More details to come soon!


Recent Events

Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations' Hosts Record-Breaking Gala Raising Over $1 Million

The 19th Annual Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations' Gala, Innovation Has No Boundaries, was held on November 19 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch and raised more than $1 million net, a record for the event's 19-year history. The signature fundraising event benefits programs and services at Hackensack Meridian Health's Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex County hospitals.

This year's Gala recognized the Meridian Health board members (from 1997-2016) for the incredible work they have done to bring Hackensack Meridian Health to this pivotal point as a health care organization. Now as one integrated network, Hackensack Meridian Health provides people with a more robust continuum of care by harnessing Meridian Health's and Hackensack University Health Network's collective knowledge and resources.

The 2016 Gala was led by event chair, Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, president of the hospital services division and chief operating officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, with vice chairs, Robert Adams, Jr., FACHE, interim president of Southern Ocean Medical Center, Joseph P. Coyle, senior vice president of Realty at Hackensack Meridian Health, Michael R. D'Agnes, FACHE, president of Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy & Old Bridge, Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital, Dean Q. Lin, MHA, MBA, FACHE, regional president of Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center and Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The 2016 Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations' Gala was supported by generous Title Sponsors, including EmCare, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, TD Bank, TeamHealth, and Vee Technologies, USA, Cocktail Reception Sponsors, including Coastal Imaging, Concord Advisory Group, Jersey Mikes Franchise Systems, Inc., John Gumina, M.D., Meridian Medical Group-Primary Care, Monmouth Family Medicine Group, McKinsey & Company, OceanFirst, and WHR Architects, Inc, and Decoration Sponsor, C.R. Bard, Inc. Guests also enjoyed musical performances by physician-led bands, The Art Topilow Jazz Trio, Not on Call and Lights Out.

Click to view photos from the event, and watch the videos that premiered that evening, highlighting our honorees and our Giving Heals campaign.