Campaign in Support of Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s 100th Anniversary
Deborah Hospital Foundation raised almost $180,000 during their “100 Hours of Giving,” in May. More than 300 donors contributed to the Foundation in support of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty heart, lung, and vascular hospital.
“We are so appreciative of the resounding philanthropic support we received during this campaign,” said Steve Toal, Chief Development Officer at the Foundation. “This year as Deborah celebrates its 100th anniversary, we felt a themed online campaign would be a great way for the Hospital’s legions of supporters to show their appreciation for the 100 years of specialized care Deborah has provided.”
“In addition to the generosity of all the donors,” added Toal “we were humbled by several of our key supporters, who offered to provide challenge grants designed to unlock when certain thresholds were surpassed. The grants were provided by Greg Olsen, Evan Quarton, Irene Sidun, Janice Krusch and the Marion and Norman Tanzman Foundation. Those challenge grants did as they were designed and inspired hundreds to give.”
Toal noted the campaign received support from three remarkable donors each of who are 100 years old: Roz Schwartzberg, Betty Anbinder, and Freda Gorman. In addition, former Eagles QB and NFL legend Ron Jaworski, and Law and Order’s Christopher Meloni, provided campaign support. “We were thrilled to get video shout-outs from each of these fantastic people, helping make the event a success.”
Deborah Heart and Lung Center is a nationally-renowned heart, lung and vascular specialty care hospital that, for the last 100 years, has never issued a bill to a patient for care received within the hospital. More than a tradition, it is a philanthropic philosophy supported by the Deborah Hospital Foundation.
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Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ is an 89-bed teaching hospital that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, research, and treatment of heart, lung, and vascular diseases. Founded in 1922, Deborah has been a regional and nationally recognized leader throughout its 100-year history, during which time it has healed 2.3 million patients from every corner of the United States and 87 countries in the world. From performing the first open heart surgeries (adult and pediatric) in New Jersey, to running one of the highest volume left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant programs in the region, Deborah has stood at the forefront of medical innovation, all while never wavering from its founding mission “there is no price on life.” Deborah is consistently recognized as a leader in patient care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ranked among the top hospitals in New Jersey for patient satisfaction; holds a top-tier Society of Thoracic Surgeons rating which places Deborah among the best cardiac surgery programs in the country; and is designated a national Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Deborah is an Alliance member of the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute.