Marin General Hospital Gala Raises Nearly $1.3 Million for NEW Structural Heart Program

Marin General Hospital Gala Raises Nearly $1.3 Million for NEW Structural Heart Program

GREENBRAE, CA — More than 500 guests attended Marin General Hospital Foundation’s Annual Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, May 19, 2018. This year’s event was themed “The Roaring 20’s” and it was held at an exquisite tented venue in Sausalito. Guests were decked out in flapper style with feathers, sequins, and pearls adding glamour to a magical evening.

Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer, and his wife Mariko, kicked off the festivities by dancing The Charleston to the delight of all in attendance.

This year’s gala beneficiary, Marin General Hospital’s Structural Heart Program, featuring TAVR, grossed nearly $1.3M in proceeds. TAVR is a revolutionary procedure that involves threading a catheter with a prosthetic valve through a blood vessel in the patient’s groin and up to the heart. It effectively replaces the defective valve – providing symptom relief and improved quality of life. Originally developed as an option for patients too frail for open-heart surgery, TAVR is anticipated to become the standard of care for most intermediate and low risk aortic stenosis patients in the future.

“The hospital is committed to providing the most advanced care for our patients. We are pleased to announce the Structural Heart Program as an innovative new enhancement to Marin General Hospital’s cardiovascular capabilities. This launch of this program reinforces the dedication of our cardiovascular team to remain at the forefront of technology and bring the most state-of-the-art procedures to our community,” said Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer, Marin General Hospital.

“It has been a pleasure to ensure the continued growth of our comprehensive cardiovascular services for our community. As a not-for-profit community hospital we rely on philanthropic gifts to make a difference. I want to express my deepest gratitude to all those who made this event a success.” said Liz Kolcun, Chief Fund Development Officer, Marin General Hospital and President, Marin General Hospital Foundation.

Special thanks to the 2018 Gala Committee Chairs, Stephanie and Mark Robinson - who orchestrated a flawless event.

We would also like to thank our Dinner Committee Members: Pat and Joe Abrams, Lesley and Pablo Cagnoni, Sharon Early, Chris and Bob Feibusch, Kara and Josh Fisher, Susan and Dennis Gilardi, Nancy and Skip Kniesche, KC and Steve Lauck, Marie and Tom Lyons, Karen Pell and Heather Lupa, Tucky and John Pogue, Andrea Schultz, Sally Shekou and Bob Herbst, Marcia Sperling and Dr. David Sperling, Mike and Sharon Stone, June Strunk and Dr. Brian Strunk, Cathie Bennett Warner and Chris Warner, Julia Violich and John Mecklenburg.

About The Marin General Hospital Foundation

The Marin General Hospital Foundation is responsible for generating awareness and raising funds for programs, services, and new technologies. Since its establishment in 1961, the hospital has greatly benefited from the extraordinary generosity of our community. Time after time, donors have helped the Foundation bring these upgrades and enhancements to the people served in the community. For more information, please visit our foundation page.