MANSION IN MAY RAISES $1,650,000 FOR MMC's GAGNON INSTITUTE OF BIOSKILLS TRAINING AND INNOVATION
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Barbara Gallo, Rosie Kitson
MANSION IN MAY
DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE AND GARDENS
RAISES $1,650,000 FOR MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER‘S
GAGNON INSTITUTE OF BIOSKILLS TRAINING AND INNOVATION MORRISTOWN, NJ,
November 14, 2023 – The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) is pleased to announce its 20th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens raised $1,650,000 to benefit the expansion of the Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation at Morristown Medical Center, which exceeded its pledge of $1.5 million.
Mansion in May is WAMMC’s preeminent designer showhouse in the New Jersey-New York area, having raised over $13 million since 1974 to benefit Morristown Medical Center. Mansion in May at Three Fields in the Borough of Mendham, which was brought to life through the design inspirations of 30 leading interior designers and 15 landscape architects, was open to the public from May 1, through May 31, 2023. More than 20,000 visitors toured the 9,000 square foot stone, brick and tile-roofed French manor style homebuilt between 1928 and 1929, including its lovely gardens situated on 36 acres of pastoral, rolling fields.
“We are grateful to the Women’s Association for choosing the expansion and modernization of our Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation as the cause for its 20th Mansion in May fundraising event,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “Their generous donation will help as we modernize and expand our bioskills lab to ensure we provide the most advanced simulation training for our highly skilled health care professionals and ultimately for our patients.“
“The success of our Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens can be attributed to the commitment by our interior and landscape designers and the support of our sponsors and media partners, as well as our Mansion in May Committee members and volunteers,” said Dale Scolnick, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center. “We are most grateful to our Mansion in May Co-Chairs, Mary Courtemanche and Barbara Ruane and past WAMMC President, Kathy Christie for their leadership, detailed planning and, more importantly, their dedication to delivering on our pledge to raise the funds to benefit the expansion and modernization of the Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation.”
To relive the magic of Three Fields, join us on this video tour by clicking here.
WAMMC check presentation to Morristown Medical Center for funds raised at Mansion in May 2023
L to R: Dr. Terrance Curran, Critical Care/Trauma Surgeon, Morristown Medical Center and Director of the Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation; Trish O’Keefe, PHD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center; Barbara Ruane, Co-Chair, Mansion in May 2023; Mary Courtemanche, Co-Chair, Mansion in May 2023; Jennifer Smith, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center; Kathy Christie, Past President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOR MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER
Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of more than 400 members, WAMMC hosts a number of fundraising events, anchored by the flagship event, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. WAMMC also operates the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, as well as WAMMC Network TV, which created Calling All Kids and is the first in-house family television station for young patients and their families to enjoy during their stay at the hospital. As a volunteer, fundraising arm of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, WAMMC contributes to capital modernization and expansion initiatives across the medical center and funds innovative clinical programming, breakthrough research and continuing clinical education to help attract and retain the brightest minds in medicine today, and has raised more than $30 million to date to support this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit https://www.wammc.org