For almost 175 years, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has served Brooklyn and the surrounding region from its home in Fort Greene — an area that could easily be described as the heart of Brooklyn. Help celebrate their history of compassionate and expert medical care and ensure they continue to stay on the cutting edge of medical technology and patient care by securing your ticket to The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s Founders Ball.
Started in 1998, the annual Founders Ball is one of the largest fundraising events in Brooklyn and provides critical funds towards life-saving advancements. Previous events provided financial support for the adoption of high-tech tools used by residents and physicians to hone their techniques, such as the da Vinci Xi surgical robot and endoscopic simulation equipment.
This year’s event, themed “Right here in the heart of Brooklyn,” will celebrate the recent collaboration of The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Heart. The partnership is bringing comprehensive cardiac care to Downtown Brooklyn with sophisticated preventative, diagnostic and treatment services.
The festivities on Thursday, October 18 will also honor five individuals who are making a difference in Brooklyn. Being honored are Earl D. Weiner; Nelson S. Menezes, MD; David Schwartz of Slate Property Group; and MDs Srinivas Kesanakurthy and Samin K. Sharma of The Brooklyn Hospital Center-Mount Sinai Heart Comprehensive Cardiac Care Program.
The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge with a VIP cocktail party with the honorees and celebrity guests. Among the guests will be Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and TV writer David Henry Hwang, whose works include “M. Butterfly,” Showtime’s “The Affair,” and the Broadway musical “Aida.” Thanks to the expertise and quick thinking of The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Emergency Department team, Hwang survived and fully recovered from a random attack outside his Brooklyn home in 2015.
The event’s cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues with dinner and awards at 7:30 p.m. Rounding out the evening, guests can try their luck at an all-new Casino whose top winners will take home one-of-a-kind prize packages. Festive attire is encouraged.
To purchase a ticket for the event, visit the Founders Ball website at www.foundersball.org.
Lead sponsors for this year’s event include Mount Sinai Health System, Accuity Delivery Systems, Earl D. Weiner, National Grid, BSE Global, St. George’s University, RCA Ambulance, The Allure Group, Healthfirst, and Metz Culinary Management. Schneps Communications is a media partner.