White Coat Grady Gala
Saturday, March 16, 2013
3RD ANNUAL WHITE COAT GRADY GALA RAISED $1,010,000 FOR GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM
With a sold-out attendance of more than 750 guests, the 3rd Annual White Coat Grady Gala raised $1,010,000 by the Grady Health Foundation for Grady Health System this past weekend. This year’s donations and attendance exceeded two previous years as a testament to this community’s commitment to Grady. The fundraising event also honored Atlanta’s Healthcare Heroes with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony held at the Georgia Aquarium. Video testimonials and standing ovations were given as the honorees accepted their awards. Recipients included:
- Senior Sage Award | Walter L. Ingram, MD – Doctor Walter L. Ingram has been the Director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Unit since 1992 and is also Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine.
- Inspiring Mentor Award | Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D, ABPP – Doctor Nadine J. Kaslow is the Chief Psychologist at Grady and current President-elect of the American Psychological Association. Doctor Kaslow is active in the community as a professor at Emory Medical School and resident psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet.
- Next Generation Healer Award | L. “Joy” Baker, MD – Doctor Baker’s Health Policy Advocacy work, surrounding healthcare for undocumented pregnant women and the Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative, led to her position as a member of the Board of Directors for Health Students Taking Action Together (HealthSTAT), most notably responsible for the “Grady is Vital” campaign.
- Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award | The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) – From recruiting business to tackling quality of life issues, MAC’s efforts are designed to promote prosperity and growth for businesses. The Chamber campaigned to expand Grady in 1910 and re-engaged almost century later, in 2007, to ensure its survival.
The event was co-chaired by Mary and John Brock along with Barbarella and Rene Diaz. Supporting the Gala for his second year in a row, WSB-TV Anchor, John Bachman was the emcee for the evening. After dinner, guests participated in a spirited live auction. The live auction proceeds will purchase a new x-ray machine for the Marcus Trauma Center. For entertainment, guests enjoyed the smooth sounds of jazz violinist, Ken Ford.
Mary and John Brock
Chamberlain Edmonds & Associates
Compass Group USA, Inc.
The James Starr Moore
June and Michael Tompkins
The Waffle House Foundation