On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Paoli Hospital Foundation hosted its annual donor appreciation event at the Barn at Valley Forge Flowers. Donors and Trustees came together for an entertaining evening which included cooking demonstrations led by Jim and Tracey Paradis, and Dr. William Greer with local food aficionado Miranda Brewer. The evening also featured lessons in creating floral topiaries and a wine tasting.
Invited guests were a member of at least one of the Paoli Hospital Foundation’s giving societies, which include: the Potter Society (donors of $1,000 and up), Paoli Society (individuals who have made a planned gift to the hospital) and Loyalty Circle (donors of ten consecutive years). About 100 donors attended, in addition to staff. Seven guests brought their adult children, which was encouraged on the invitation. Sandra Baldino, Paoli Hospital Foundation Trustee, remarked “sharing our love of philanthropy, and Paoli Hospital especially, with the next generation is near and dear to my heart and something I am actively teaching my own young sons. It was great to see so many families sharing the evening.”
Potter Society Dinner
The H. Phelps Potter Society’s annual recognition dinner was held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Aronimink Golf Club. More than 120 guests enjoyed mingling with friends and colleagues before an elegant dinner. Trustee Robert J. Riley gave a lively introduction to the evening’s honorees before Hospital President Jim Paradis and Foundation Board Chair Patricia Holloway presented Tom and JoAnne Fillippo with The H. Phelps Potter Society Award for their longstanding and extraordinary commitment and generosity to Paoli Hospital.