Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hosts the Carousel Ball
Rhonda Cohen, Savannah Guthrie, Madeline Bell, and David L. Cohen.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia held its signature fundraiser on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, CHOP’s brand-new, state-of-the-art facility on the banks of the Schuylkill River. More than 600 guests in tuxedos and ball gowns enjoyed a cocktail party before heading upstairs to the 17th floor, where they enjoyed dinner by Neuman’s Kitchen, danced to live entertainment by Starlight Orchestras, and enjoyed breathtaking panoramic views of Philadelphia’s city lights.
Serving as master of ceremonies was Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of NBC’s Today, who also participated in a Q&A with several of the children’s whose lives were saved at CHOP. Honorary co-chairs were Aileen and Brian Roberts, whose donation from their foundation of $25 million helped facilitate the Roberts Collaborative for Genetics and Individualized Medicine at CHOP.
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Rhonda Cohen; Savannah Guthrie, Today; Madeline Bell, president & CEO of CHOP; and David L. Cohen, senior executive vice president, Comcast
Tina Lurie, Jeffrey Lurie, and Margie Honickman
John Middleton, Leigh Middleton, Hilarie Morgan and Mitchell Morgan
Miriam Silva and Tiffany Silva (former CHOP patient whose voice was saved)
Event co-chairs: Brad Ingerman, president and CEO of Ingerman; Mark Fishman, president at Fishman and Tobin, Inc.; and Lynne Garbose, CHOP Board of Trustees
Patti Ray and Zion Harvey (the world's first child to undergo a successful double hand transplant)
Bruce Leto, Robyn Leto, Christina Saler, and John Saler
Jill Powell, Lynne Garbose, and Laurie Ingerman
Barbara Smith, Neil Smith, Tara Acharya and Devash Raj
Joe Clabbers, Dawn Clabbers, Clair Keating and Dennis Keating
Molly North and James North
Kim Mattei, Peter Mattei, Jill Bailey and Phil Bailey
Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast, and Aileen Roberts
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