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HealthyGiving FALL/WINTER 2017



INSIDE One Foundation

Don and Mary Kosch


Dear Friends of Beaumont Health Foundation,


hope this issue of Healthy Giving finds you in good health and spirits. It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. As of July 1, Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health care system,

has one philanthropic foundation known as Beaumont Health Foundation. The merging of the three legacy foundations makes fundraising a much stronger process across the system. We have been able to combine talent and services to support the needs of each of the eight Beaumont hospitals. I cannot emphasize enough that giving will remain local and your gift will continue to go to the hospital and program of your choice. To celebrate three foundations coming together, we’ve made a few changes to the design of Healthy Giving, but our magazine remains an important part of donor recognition for all of Beaumont Health. We hope you enjoy the new look. This issue highlights the impact of the generous gift from Mary and Don Kosch that will promote healthy habits in Dearborn, neighboring

I cannot emphasize enough that giving will remain local and your gift will continue to go to the hospital and program of your choice.

communities and support the Memory Care Unit at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Dearborn. We are also pleased to share the news about a gift from long-time partner The Carls Foundation to purchase a ROSA robot for Beaumont Children’s. We

also have new gifts to announce from Vicki and Tom Celani, the Farber Foundations, Anesthesia Associates and William and Marlynn Scully. On behalf of the Beaumont Health Foundation, I wish you a happy holiday season and thank you for your generous support. With warmest regards,

Margaret Cooney Casey Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health President, Beaumont Health Foundation


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Letter from John Fox, Beaumont Health President and CEO

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One Foundation


In Brief

Mary and Don Kosch Generously Give to Beaumont The Carls Foundation Gift Buys ROSA Robot Barbara and Ben Maibach Royal Oak Physicians Make Gifts to Support Radiation Oncology Graduate Education


Farber Foundations Gift Will Train Geriatric Nurses

Tom and Vicki Celani Make a Gift for Troy Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

A Young Man’s Gift / Maria and Mario Moceri

Give for Alzheimer’s Research


Beaumont, Wayne Physicians Support Residency Program

for Beaumont Children’s


Marlynn and William Scully Honor A Special Mother

18  Beaumont Teen Centers Receive State Grants 19 New Grant for Ventilators 20 Planned Giving – Charitable Options 22 Highlight on Orthopedic Research 24 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Update 26 Events 37 Mickey Shapiro – Max M. Fisher Outstanding Philanthropist Award

Beaumont Health gratefully relies on support from the community. If you would prefer not to receive future fundraising mail from the Beaumont Health Foundation, please reply by email to, or call (248) 551-5330.

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Dear Friends of Beaumont Health,


am pleased to share with you the announcement from earlier this year that U.S. News & World Report released its annual national and regional rankings, and once again, Beaumont Health hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy, Dearborn and Grosse Pointe rank in the Top 10 in Metro Detroit. These hospitals, as well as our Farmington Hills and Trenton hospitals, also received “high performing” ratings for common adult procedures and conditions. • B  eaumont Hospital, Royal Oak earned national recognition in nine medical specialties: • C  ardiology & Heart Surgery – #26 • D  iabetes & Endocrinology – #14 • G  astroenterology & GI Surgery – #15 • G  eriatrics – #28 • N  ephrology (Kidney) – #28 • N  eurology & Neurosurgery – #25 • O  rthopedics – #28 • P  ulmonology – #22 • U  rology – #21 • B  eaumont Hospital, Troy earned “high performing” rankings in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology. • B  eaumont Hospital, Dearborn is one of four hospitals that tied for No. 15 ranking in Michigan and one of three hospitals ranked No. 9 in Metro Detroit. • B  eaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe earned “high performing” rankings in geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology. The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures Beaumont’s ongoing national reputation for high-quality such as patient survival, the number of times care demonstrates our shared commitment to excellence, a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nursing staff and more. well supported by our dedication to providing patient and Beaumont’s ongoing national reputation for high-quality care demonstrates our shared family-centered care throughout the system. commitment to excellence, well supported by our dedication to providing patient and family-centered care throughout the system. With continuous changes in health care, our patients depend on new programs, better equipment and improved facilities. None of these would be possible without philanthropy. Your gifts help provide compassionate, extraordinary care every day. We could not do this without you. With much gratitude,

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Beaumont Health Foundation Formed – Combines Fundraising Resources and Talent from Three Founding Organizations Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health system, now has one fundraising foundation with its own board of directors, organized as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The new foundation was launched July 1. John Fox, president and CEO, and Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer, Beaumont Health and president, Beaumont Health Foundation, began working with the leadership of the three foundation boards in the fall of 2015, to envision the future of philanthropy and how they could be most impactful in promoting and encouraging giving at the new Beaumont Health. Geoffrey Hockman, Neelam Kumar, M.D., Edward Loniewski, D.O.


Members of the three foundation boards worked closely together over several months, building relationships and trust along the way. The result was a unanimous decision to centralize fundraising into a coordinated effort, combining resources and talent. Under the new operational structure, there is a central Beaumont Health Foundation board of directors, two region councils and site committees for each of the eight Beaumont hospitals. Beaumont Health’s board of directors approved the organizational structure of the new Beaumont Health Foundation in fall 2016, and confirmed the appointment of Margaret Cooney Casey as Foundation president. Months of legal and regulatory steps followed, including filing articles of incorporation with the state; applying for federal tax exemption with the Internal Revenue Service; filing documents with the Michigan Attorney General and state licensing department; and completion of asset transfers. GIVING REMAINS LOCAL

“The merging of the three foundations strengthens fundraising across Beaumont Health,” said Margaret Cooney Casey. “It brings together our fundraising talent, centralizing special events, research, grant and proposal writing to support the needs of each of our hospital sites. Local community connections are maintained through major gift officers assigned

to support each site. Giving always has and always will be local. Our new structure addresses the needs of local communities and respects the desires of donors to give to their local Beaumont hospital.”

During the past two years, Foundation staff has collectively raised more than $90 million, up from prior years, with a cost to raise a dollar of just 21 cents, representing a four to one return on investment. NEW FOUNDATION BOARD

On June 22, a new Beaumont Health Foundation board with representation from all three of the original foundations was appointed. There are 14 Foundation board members with Geoffrey Hockman of Bloomfield Hills as chair, and Neelam Kumar, M.D., of Ann Arbor, and Edward Loniewski, D.O., of Plymouth, as vice-chairs. Margaret Cooney Casey and Beaumont Health President and CEO John Fox are ex-officio members. The new members are: Linda Wasserman Aviv, Laurie Cunnington, Mary Kosch, Warren Rose, Robert Rosowski, Karen Colina Wilson Smithbauer, Deborah Tyner, David Walters, D.O., and Howard Wolpin. Additional board members will be added in the future. Beaumont Health Foundation Healthy Giving Fall/Winter 2017 | 3


In Brief widower Thomas Edwards and sister Janet Bush. Additional recipients of this year’s Phyllis E. Edwards Endowed Nursing Scholarship Award include Sarah Fiore, a third-year student at Oakland University and Laura Moberly, a third-year student at Wayne State University.

Employees at Beaumont, Trenton

Dr. Edward Petrovich Memorial Scholarship Robert Kurnick Jr., Constance and Robert Kurnick


Robert Kurnick Jr., Beaumont Health trustee provided a generous gift to support radiation therapy research for Alzheimer’s disease in honor of his parents Robert and Constance Kurnick.

Named for a well-respected Beaumont anesthesiologist, the Edward Petrovich Scholarship is awarded to a graduate nurse in the nurse anesthesia program who best exemplifies the enthusiasm and passion for the field of anesthesia demonstrated by Dr. Petrovich. This year’s recipient is Stephanie Poindexter, RN, BSN. Continuing Education

NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS Phyllis E. Edwards Nursing Scholarship

Four students were recently awarded scholarships to help them on their journey to becoming caring, compassionate nurses. The Phyllis E. Edwards Endowed Nursing Scholarship Award at Beaumont awards scholarships annually to young students pursuing a career in nursing. Among this year’s recipients were Courtney Harris, a third-year student at Oakland University, and Amjed Jadallah, a second-year student at Wayne State University. The two received their awards during a luncheon on June 29 at Beaumont, Royal Oak with relatives of the late Phyllis E. Edwards, including her

Eighty-two scholarships totaling more than $129,000 were granted to nurses and other employees at Beaumont, Dearborn, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne sites. The employees who received

Amjed Jadallah, Tom Edwards, Courtney Harris

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the scholarships will use the skills they gain in service to our patients and their families, as well as the community. Beaumont Health’s culture of learning not only benefits our team members, it leads to better care and outcomes for our patients. Investing in the advancement of employee skills and knowledge helps us to attract and retain high quality talent and provides a pipeline of experienced professionals to lead Beaumont Health into the future. The personal commitment to continual learning and development by our employees makes Beaumont Health stronger and promotes our mission of compassionate care every day.

Stephanie Poindexter and Robin Nunnelley, daughter of the late Dr. Petrovich


Ethan Marcus: A Young Man’s Gift Dana and Scott Marcus have every reason to be proud of their son Ethan, who celebrated his bar mitzvah ceremony this past summer. A SELFLESS GIFT

According to Jewish law, when boys and girls turn 13 years old, they assume responsibility for their actions and participation in traditions, ethics and Jewish community life. It is part of the tradition for gifts to be given to the young man/young woman at his/her bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah, the celebration of their coming of age. Through his temple, Ethan participated in community service and listened to the teachings about giving to others who struggle. Ethan appreciated just how fortunate he was to receive so many gifts at his bar mitzvah. He also knew that there are those who are not so fortunate and he wanted to give back. Ethan knew about the work of Charles Main, M.D. at Beaumont Children’s because his cousin is a former patient. Ethan wrote the letter to Dr. Main while attending camp. He generously donated $1,000 to the Charles A. Main, M.D. Pediatric Cancer Survivor Scholarship Fund to help kids who are less fortunate have a chance to attend college and “lead successful lives…” like his cousin. “Ethan’s actions are exemplary, especially for someone so young. His generosity and compassion truly set an example for others to follow,” said Dr. Main.

Since its inception, the Charles A. Main, M.D. Pediatric Cancer Survivor Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $850,000 in academic scholarships to more than 150 brave survivors of childhood cancer. “Our son Ethan is a very special young man who truly cares about helping others. We are proud that on his own, he exhibited kindness and selflessness in deciding to donate to a cause that hits so close to home for him and so many others in our community,” said Dana Marcus.

To: The Dr. Main Fund at Beaumont, As you know, I have chosen this fund for my Bar Mitzvah donation to this fund. I found out about this fund because my cousin Jeffrey Astrein has been involved as a patient and recipient. I have chosen this fund because I understand how it helps so many children, and how it makes such a difference in the lives of kids suffering from or surviving childhood cancer. I want to help kids overcome their health issues and provide some help achieving the goal of going to college. I hope that kids with cancer can attend college and lead successful lives just like my cousin Jeffrey. From, Ethan Marcus Charles Main, M.D.

“We are grateful to Ethan for his unselfish and very generous gift to Beaumont,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer and president, Beaumont Health Foundation. “We wish him good health and fortune as he grows into adulthood.”

Maria and Mario Moceri Give to Troy NICU “Having toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Troy, I’ve seen firsthand the need for more space,” said Mario Moceri. “There is also a great need for privacy. Many long hours are spent here when your child is unable to go home. The area needs to be more comfortable for babies and parents. I’ve been through that experience myself with my own children.” The gift from the Moceris will help support the construction of a new,

expanded facility designed to meet the specific needs of critically ill infants. It also will contribute toward the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment to help give our youngest and most fragile patients the best possible chance at survival. In recognition of their generosity, a room will be named in honor of the Moceris. “We both love children very, very much,” explained Maria Moceri. “The current NICU is small and these babies

need so much attention. A larger space will make it more comfortable and the new equipment will help. We really Mario and Maria Moceri want to bless these new families. They need all the help they can get.”

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For Don and Mary Kosch, one of life’s goals is to give back and help others. The couple recently made a $1.2 million gift to support two significant programs that will positively affect wellness and quality of life for Dearborn residents of all ages.

Generous Gift From Don and Mary Kosch Reaches Dearborn Residents Of All Ages GIVING DOES GOOD AND IT FEELS GOOD

“For me, I’ve always had a really simple statement: giving does good and it feels good,” said Don Kosch, president and owner of Dearborn Sausage Company. He and Mary have abided by that philosophy throughout their married lives, supporting a broad range of programs at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Center for Exceptional Families. This past year, they decided to broaden their philanthropic efforts by supporting the renovation and enrichment of the memory care unit at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center — Dearborn and investing in the Healthy Dearborn initiative, designed to help Dearborn residents lead more active lives. “We are deeply grateful for the incredible generosity and kindness that Don and Mary Kosch have shown not just to our patients

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and their families, but to all of Dearborn,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer for Beaumont Health and president of the Beaumont Health Foundation. SUPPORTING HEALTHY DEARBORN

Healthy Dearborn was launched to prevent chronic disease through healthy eating and active living. Don was inspired to support Healthy Dearborn, at least in part, by his memories of playing in the local city parks as a child. “There’s no doubt that the parks are still there, but kids are not as active with baseball and other activities as they were when I was growing up,” Don said. “Even adults are going to the gym and doing yoga these days rather than getting outside. I wanted to help provide for a program that would encourage people and be an incentive for a healthier lifestyle.”

MARY AND DON KOSCH •  A Day Room that will include

a variety of places where visiting and conversations can occur naturally. •  An open floor plan with

high-quality lighting and views to the outdoors. JOY IN GIVING BACK Don Kosch

The Kosch gift established: •  A new bike sharing program

for Dearborn residents. •  A new six-mile bike lane along

Outer Drive, enhancing safety to individual riders and families. •  Nutritional education in Dearborn

elementary schools, teaching kids about healthy eating, grocery shopping and cooking. •  Support for community

education programs focused on active living and nutrition. “We’ve had so many wonderful responses to this program,” said Mary. “We’ve seen people riding the bikes all over the city. Families who could not afford bikes for all five of their kids are participating and now everyone can get outdoors and enjoy the ride.” Said Don, “I’m happy that the program is also going into schools and teaching kids better eating habits and more active lifestyles, too. When you’re younger, that’s when you learn the different tools that will stay with you throughout your life. Parents have to get their kids involved at an early age. And they just need to have fun.”

at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center — Dearborn. “As we’ve journeyed with my mom through her aging process and our friends as they have gone through it, that’s what inspired us to partner with Beaumont to create a special place in our community for this type of care.”

The Mary & Don Kosch Memory Care Unit will include two new day spaces for residents. The largest of these spaces will become a focal point for interactions between residents, caregivers and family members, with an abundance of niche space designed for exploration, engagement, and comfort. For example:

“Our goal is to enhance the whole experience for those who are most vulnerable,” said Mary. “I really hope that this unit becomes a benchmark location for other memory care providers to learn from. I’m hoping too that this will encourage others to recognize these areas of need that are not always so apparent. When it comes to philanthropy, our aging population has been left behind in many ways.” For the Kosches, there is great joy in giving back. “It is a blessing and a privilege to give, being part of something bigger than ourselves and making a difference in the lives of others, especially the vulnerable. This is the aspiration of our legacy,” said Mary.

•  One “vignette” area

may be designed to resemble an office including details as realistic as file folders allowing residents who worked in offices a chance to reconnect with comfortable memories sparked by the familiarity of the surroundings.


Mary Kosch’s own personal experiences led to the couple’s support of the memory care unit

The Kosch Family

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Across the United States, close to half a million children have epilepsy, adding the trauma of recurrent seizures to the challenges of growing up. While most young people respond well to medication, an estimated 35 percent of all patients with epilepsy do not see improvements with medication and must seek other options for care, including surgery.

Gift from The Carls Foundation Offers New Hope for Pediatric Epilepsy Patients ADVANCED ROBOTIC SURGERY TOOL

A gift from The Carls Foundation offers new hope for these patients in the form of an advanced robotic surgery tool. “Having frequent, unexpected seizures can be debilitating and may prevent patients from going to school, driving, working, socializing or just leading normal lives without the worry of losing control,� said Daniel Arndt, M.D., director of the Beaumont Pediatric Epilepsy Program and section chief for Pediatric Neurology & Epilepsy.

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Neurosurgeons can cure epilepsy by finding and removing areas of the brain that cause seizures. The Robotized Surgical Assistant or ROSA is the most advanced robotic tool of its kind used to facilitate complex, neurological surgical procedures. Through the support of The Carls Foundation, young patients at Beaumont will benefit from a state-of-the-art technology that makes these procedures safer, faster and highly accurate. The advantages of ROSA are: •  Surgeons can conduct a minimally invasive procedure to remove the tissue causing a child’s seizures using only tiny incisions. •  It is more accurate because the surgical pathways are guided by three-dimensional images. •  The actual surgery takes about two hours versus the previous six-hour standard. •  Recovery time is a matter of days versus weeks. “This device has made such a difference for our pediatric patients,” said Arndt. “Our physicians

already were trained on this type of device at the Cleveland Clinic and now, thanks to The Carls Foundation, we are able to share this level of expertise and skill with patients throughout Michigan who have been struggling for such a long time with their condition. This gift is offering new pathways to wellness for so many kids.” CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM THE CARLS FOUNDATION

For many years, The Carls Foundation has been a champion for pediatric programs at Beaumont Health, funding the inpatient pediatric unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and supporting a broad range of other programs, including the Center for Exceptional Families and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn. Most recently, they supported the establishment of the William & Marie Carls Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology Center.

William Carls, a portrait by Joseph Maniscalo

Daniel Arndt, M.D.

“We are truly fortunate to partner with The Carls Foundation, which has done so much to improve and save the lives of our youngest patients,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer of Beaumont Health and president of the Beaumont Health Foundation. “Their generosity has transformed so many of our pediatric programs, allowing us to provide the most advanced, compassionate and comprehensive care for thousands of children throughout southeast Michigan. We are deeply grateful to The Carls Foundation for their support.”

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Barbara and Ben Maibach Give for Alzheimer’s Research A recent gift of $100,000 from Barbara and Ben Maibach will help advance a study that can enhance the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, bringing physicians at Beaumont Health and across the country one step closer to one day finding a cure. GIFT TO HELP RESEARCH

As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia most commonly known for its marked effect on the memory and recognition. In addition to impaired memory, thinking and behavior, Alzheimer’s affects a person’s ability to communicate and function independently. The gift from Barbara and Ben Maibach will significantly help Beaumont researchers further their study on the use of radiation therapy to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. The exact cause of Alzheimer’s remains a mystery, but researchers know that the brains of affected patients contain an abundance of amyloid-beta plaques. These plaques are formed by sticky clumps of protein fragments and cellular material that develop outside and around nerve cells. They are believed to damage and kill nerve cells, leading to cognitive deficits and damage to the brain. LOW-DOSE RADIATION

“Currently there are no successful treatments to prevent or halt the progress of Alzheimer’s disease,” explained George Wilson, Ph.D., chief, Radiation Biology and scientific director, Beaumont BioBank at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. “Our research with low-dose radiation offers a new possibility for treatment that could be administered in a cost-effective way at any hospital with a radiation treatment facility.”

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Ben and Barbara Maibach

The initial results are promising. Dr. Wilson and his team have already determined that targeted, low-dose radiation can reduce the number and size of amyloid-beta plaques and improve cognition. The team received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the non-standard use of radiation to treat patients with intermediate Alzheimer’s. With support from the Maibachs and others throughout the community, they are poised to begin recruiting patients for a Phase I clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.

The work is groundbreaking and institutions from around the world are taking notice. “Other centers in the United States are beginning clinical trials based on our findings,” said Wilson. “A center in Europe (Geneva) is also poised to begin a clinical trial based on our work. We have formed a consortium of these centers to share information, experiences and results.” PHILANTHROPY IS CRUCIAL TO RESEARCH

Philanthropic support is crucial to these types of studies. Because of their experimental nature, it can be difficult to secure conventional grants that would help move them along and potentially change the future of care for a great many patients.


Gifts for Radiation Oncology Graduate Medical Education Physicians and surgeons at Beaumont often invest a great deal of time in the training of medical students, residents and fellows. Craig Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., health system chair of Radiation Oncology and Peter Y. Chen, M.D. medical director, Gamma Knife Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak have also gone above and beyond by generously giving to the Beaumont Radiation Oncology Resident Fund. “We set up the Beaumont Radiation Oncology Resident Fund to provide funding in perpetuity to support resident-based academic excellence,” said Dr. Stevens. The program is a five-year residency for physicians who wish to pursue a career in radiation oncology. Three residents per year are accepted into the training, with a total of 15. The program provides a structured educational environment with the goal of giving the physician a complete experience. The gifts from Dr. Stevens and Dr. Chen will be used for post graduate trainees in Radiation Oncology to use for travel to meetings, education or research software. Radiation Oncology services at Beaumont Health are among

the finest in the world and have the highest patient and treatment volumes in the state.

The program’s state-of-the-art equipment includes Elekta Synergy linear accelerators (invented, designed and developed at Beaumont, Royal Oak), Gamma Knife and the recently opened Proton Therapy Center. Last year alone, radiation oncology residents published 50 articles, 70 abstracts and participated in 10 clinical trials. Research has long been a hallmark of the program both for its physicians and residents.


5 years

total residents in program

length of radiation oncology residency program for physicians



patients treated each year


residents per year who are accepted into the training

consultations completed

Craig Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., Peter Y. Chen, M.D.

“Our department has a long history of academic quality and I thought staff and alumni should have the opportunity to invest in the future of radiation oncology. The quality of training is outstanding here. To keep that quality high, we must invest in our trainees and inspire them in clinical and research excellence,” said Dr. Stevens. Dr. Chen added, “Having been through the Beaumont system myself, trained in Internal Medicine and completing a radiology residency at the University of Michigan, I have seen just how powerful giving can be in furthering both the goals of resident education and resident research. Now with the affiliation with the medical school, it just further emphasizes the importance and impact of such contributions.”

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As an increasingly larger proportion of the population becomes 65 and older, the ability to provide specialized care for geriatric patients becomes even more important. A recent gift from the William and Audrey Farber Family Foundation, Nanci and David Farber Philanthropic Fund and Jeffrey and Jennifer Farber Philanthropic Fund has created a comprehensive geriatric nursing program that will offer advanced training for the entire nursing staff at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

The Farber Family Foundations Are Enhancing the Culture of Care for the Elderly Patient GERIATRIC TRAINING FOR NURSES

“The Farber Family foundations, all of them, were inspired and led by our patriarch William ‘Bill’ Farber,” said Nanci Farber. A noted philanthropist, Bill Farber passed away in March 2017. “We all struggled through Bill’s decline together and watched his journey. So when we were approached by Beaumont about a possible gift to provide geriatric education for nurses, it just seemed like the right thing to do.” The William & Audrey Farber Family Geriatric Nursing Education Program will enhance the patient experience for all elderly individuals treated at Beaumont, Royal Oak. The primary component of this multi-faceted initiative involves the training of all 3,000 nurses through the Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elderly program, also known as NICHE. NICHE TRAINING

“Nearly half of all hospitalized adults are elderly and that percentage is expected to grow as more and more Baby Boomers reach retirement age,” said Maureen Bowman, chief nursing officer at Beaumont, Royal Oak. “Because NICHE is the nation’s leading geriatric nursing education program, providing NICHE training to all of our nurses

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Left to right: Nanci and David Farber, William and Audrey Farber, Jennifer and Jeff Farber

will significantly enhance our ability to care for some of our most fragile patients. After all, our nurses are the front line of care.” In addition to the NICHE training, the program will also include: •  The implementation and expansion of the Virtual Dementia Tour, a scientifically proven program designed to build greater awareness and understanding of the behaviors and needs of individuals with dementia.

•  Medical students and residents

will take part in this training alongside the nursing staff. •  Other educational opportunities will include the bi-annual William & Audrey Farber Family Conference in Geriatric Nursing for nurses and other medical professionals involved in geriatric care.

•  The annual William & Audrey

Farber Family Community Outreach Program for families and caregivers of older adults.

The Farbers’ gift will make it possible for more nurses to achieve their certification in gerontology through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. OLDER PATIENTS OFTEN HAVE COMPLEX NEEDS

Older patients often suffer from multiple conditions with complex needs that can quickly become life-threatening and have a significant impact on their quality of life. The William & Audrey Farber Family Geriatric Nursing Education Program will provide a broad range of educational opportunities for Beaumont nurses as well as students and clinicians. “Virtually every unit at Beaumont, Royal Oak has a significant number of patients over 65,” said Bowman. “This remarkable gift from the Farber family will truly have an impact throughout the hospital and play a key role in helping us build upon our culture of care for our older patients.” Nanci Farber understands the invaluable role that nurses play in the care of patients. “I come from the medical field, so I know firsthand the importance of good, educated nurses,” she said. “They are amazing, special people and deserve all the

help they can get, because in my experience nurses are all about helping people.” TRANSFORMATIVE GIFT

“We are deeply grateful for this transformative gift from the Farbers,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer of Beaumont Health and president of the Beaumont Health Foundation. For the Farbers, they knew that they could impact the lives of a substantial number of people by partnering with Beaumont. “I can think of no one in this community who hasn’t been touched in some way by the Beaumont system,” said Nanci Farber. “It’s an amazing institution that we at the Farber Foundations feel does great work. We encourage anyone who is thinking of supporting Beaumont Health to just reach inside and do what’s in your heart.”

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William and Marlynn Scully Honor a Special Mother Geraldine “Gerry” Dittmar’s life was never easy, but she lived it with grace, compassion and a never-ending love for her family. SETTING AN EXAMPLE


Gerry married young, had five children and later found herself divorced, alone, unemployed, and without financial support in 1950 metro Detroit. She found a job at the National Bank of Detroit downtown, but to get to work, she had to catch a bus at 5:30 every morning and return home at 6 at night. She did this without complaint, despite her grueling schedule. With the stigma and disgrace associated with divorced women in those days, Gerry managed to put on a brave face and set about raising her family. “She admonished us that we needed to be better behaved than other children in the neighborhood because, as the children of a divorcee, we would be judged harshly,” said eldest daughter Marlynn Scully.

To the children of Gerry Dittmar, their mother was larger-than-life. She was their role model, loving guide and counselor. For these reasons, Marlynn and her husband William Scully, made a very generous gift to create the Geraldine Dittmar Next-Generation Sequencing Laboratory in her mother’s honor. “We want the lab to bring hope and early diagnoses for those suffering from genetic diseases,” said Marlynn.


After remarrying in 1959, Gerry lost her new husband to cancer less than two years later. Alone again, Gerry continued on and raised all five children to be highly successful professionals. Tragically, Gerry passed away at Beaumont, Royal Oak in 1970, at the young age of 51, from advanced stomach and esophageal cancer.

Their gift will purchase laboratory equipment that will speed up the time it takes to create DNA sequencing that identifies diseases. Currently, many of these tests are done at an outside facility. Having the equipment available on-site at Beaumont, Royal Oak will shorten the time needed to obtain results and allow greater numbers of tests to be processed, thereby helping more patients in a shorter period of time.

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William and Marlynn Scully

“We chose Beaumont because my mother received wonderful care there in her final days,” Marlynn said. Her siblings are proud and deeply moved by the Scullys’ gift to name a center that will stand forever as part of their mother’s legacy. “My mother was a loving and giving person who would have done the same if financially capable,” Marlynn added. “The generous gift from the Scullys will help save lives and provide faster diagnoses so that treatment may begin sooner. We are very proud that they chose Beaumont to honor their mother,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer, Beaumont Health and president, Beaumont Health Foundation.


Physicians Support Next Generation of Family Medicine Residents at Beaumont, Wayne Physicians at Beaumont Hospital, Wayne are investing in the future of medicine and that of the brightest, most dedicated individuals who wish to become exceptional physicians themselves. PHYSICIANS GIVE BACK

A generous gift of $100,000 from the Beaumont, Wayne Medical Staff will support the Family Medicine Residency Program and the education of 10 new residents each year. The Family Medicine Residency Program at Beaumont, Wayne offers a comprehensive program for medical students who wish to become well trained, diversified, and capable of providing a broad spectrum of care. From obstetrical and pediatric care to adult and geriatric care, graduates of the program are prepared to care for patients as they transition from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. “The Family Medicine Residency Program plays an important role at Beaumont, Wayne in training the next generation of physicians and preparing them to practice in any type of environment. This is a great benefit to the community and ensures that as our population ages, we’ll have physicians who are capable of providing compassionate, comprehensive Ashok Jain, M.D. care,” said Ashok Jain, M.D., chief medical officer, Beaumont, Wayne. Beaumont, Wayne President Eric Widner said, “As a major teaching hospital, we are proud of the residency program and the resources and experiences it offers for physicians. This gift is especially meaningful in that it not only enhances the program, but demonstrates the compassion for which our medical staff is known.” A DRIVING FORCE

The gift from the medical staff will help provide support for certifications and continuing education opportunities along with special lectures and research initiatives. It also will be a driving force behind the creation of new programs

to assist patients with mental health needs and train staff members and physicians in the area of mental health. The Family Medicine Residency Program is affiliated with Wayne State University. As a dually accredited residency program, it is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association. Thanks to the commitment of physicians and educators at Beaumont, Wayne, the program continues to grow in scope and maintains a 100 percent board pass rate by its graduates. PHYSICIAN SUPPORT

“The medical staff was pleased to support the Family Medicine Residency Program,” explained Dr. Jain. “Family medicine is particularly important not just at our hospital, but throughout the entire health system and the community. We view it as part of our mission to ensure patients and families have access to this type of care, and that young physicians have access to the training and expertise necessary to continue providing this broad care for many years to come.”

Physicians giving back to the community and investing in the future of medicine is a true testament to their dedication and commitment to caring for others.

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A recent gift from Vicki and Tom Celani will transform cardiac catheterizations at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Called the CorPath System, it provides advanced patient care through robotic precision and controls while enhancing safety for patients, physicians, nurses and technicians alike.

Celani Gift Helps Bring Advanced Cardiovascular Technology to Beaumont, Troy CORPATH ROBOTIC SYSTEM

“This generous support from Vicki and Tom Celani is giving our patients the very best in cardiac catheterization technology,” said Steve Almany, M.D., director of the Cardiac Catheterization Labs at Beaumont, Troy. “We have installed it in our new, updated cardiac catheterization lab, allowing us to really move forward in our efforts to continue working on the leading edge of care. This is going to make a great difference for our patients and our staff, and all of us at Beaumont, Troy are grateful for the Celanis’ thoughtfulness and kindness.” Steve Almany, M.D.

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The CorPath System is the first FDA-approved robotic system designed to aid interventional cardiologists in performing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), also known as coronary angioplasty. PCIs are nonsurgical procedures that improve blood flow to the heart through the use of a catheter tube that is inserted through the wrist or groin and uses real-time imaging to locate and open blockages using a small balloon. Cardiologists then may use a stent to keep the artery open and improve blood flow. The procedure can be used to relieve coronary heart disease or during or after a heart attack. As good as the new system is for the patients, it also offers significant benefits for the physicians and other staff who assist during cardiac catheterizations. Many of these clinicians suffer from hip, knee and ankle problems during their careers from having to wear lead vests and other protective equipment during their workdays. The CorPath System allows caregivers to view images from a specialized cockpit away from radiation exposure, eliminating the need for heavy gear in the catheterization lab where advanced x-ray imaging is a significant aspect of the environment.



This gift marks the second major investment by the Celanis in Beaumont. In 2010, they supported the renovation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. “Beaumont truly is fortunate to have friends and supporters like Vicki and Tom Celani,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer of Beaumont Health and president of Beaumont Health Foundation. “When they learn of a need, they act and with this latest gift, they truly will make a difference for thousands of heart and vascular patients at Troy. We deeply appreciate their support.”

Vicki and Tom Celani

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For children in underserved communities, it can be difficult to get the medical care they need, whether because of lack of insurance or lack of access to services. Beaumont’s Child & Adolescent Health Centers address those gaps in care by offering on-site care at high schools in Taylor, Wayne, Westland, Inkster, Romulus and River Rouge. The State of Michigan recently recognized the value of these centers by investing $1.2 million in the program.

Beaumont Teen Centers Receive State Grants Totaling $1.2 Million ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

“We are committed to improving access to health and wellness services for underserved populations in Southeast Michigan,” said Betty Priskorn, vice president of Community Health and Outreach at Beaumont Health. “Our Child & Adolescent Health Centers provide a wide variety of vital services through school-based and school-linked programs.” AIR QUALITY ISSUES

Those services include primary health care; school, sports and work physicals; diagnosis and treatment of routine injuries and illnesses; immunizations; individual and family counseling; crisis intervention; and more. The centers also provide wellness education and training that promote the health benefits of fitness and nutrition.

Staffed by nurse practitioners under the direction of a physician, each center sees approximately 500 young people a year.

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The centers have proven especially important in downriver communities where breathing issues are prevalent due to air quality issues.

An estimated 20 percent of the students that visit the River Rouge center have asthma. A recent ClickOnDetroit story profiled one of those students, Ladell Watson, who said, “I couldn’t breathe one day in the school and I ended up having to come down to the clinic to get help. I was able to get everything I needed including an extra inhaler.” INVESTING IN WELLNESS

The centers have been fortunate to receive support from a number of individuals and foundations, including The Jewish Fund and others invested in the wellness of young people. “The ability to obtain and coordinate various funding streams is critical to community health improvement and achieving long term impact,” said Priskorn. “This type of philanthropy can be transformative in the work that we do to improve health in the community with our partners.”


New Grant for Ventilators This past June, Beaumont hospitals at Dearborn, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne received a generous grant of more than $270,000 from the Respiratory Foundation of Southeast Michigan. The latest grant will purchase much needed lifesaving respiratory equipment for all four campuses. The mission of the Respiratory Foundation of Southeast Michigan is to support hospitals and health care centers in the purchase of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for those with respiratory diseases.

The Respiratory Foundation of Southeast Michigan has been a primary supporter of ventilators for all of Beaumont Health for nearly 40 years representing approximately $7.7 million in cumulative giving to the eight hospitals. RESPIRATORY CARE AT BEAUMONT

Each year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and a variety of severe breathing disorders such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Respiratory care at Beaumont focuses on helping individuals, of all ages, to simply breathe easier. Services include therapeutic treatments to improve lung function through various modalities including: • • • •

 oxygen administration  b  ronchodilator therapy  c  hest physiotherapy  i nitiation and management of mechanical

ventilation (neonatal and adult) •  non-invasive ventilation •  bronchoscopy assistance •  airway management •  oxygen saturation/CO2 monitoring by oximetry and capnography INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT

When a patient is referred for respiratory care to any Beaumont hospital, they may receive a pulmonary function test (PFT) to diagnose and determine the severity of the lung disease and verify if they might benefit from certain treatment options. The PFT is a breathing test in which the patient blows into a mouthpiece and a computer

measures lung volume as well as the speed of airflow in and out of the lungs. Once a diagnosis is made, a treatment protocol is developed – specific to the individual’s needs. “What a benefit it is to have a partnership with such a generous organization,” said Margaret Cooney Casey, chief development officer of Beaumont Health and president, Beaumont Health Foundation. “We could not do this without the help of the Respiratory Foundation of Southeast Michigan.”

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Year-End Charitable Gift Planning One thing that always seems certain are taxes, particularly, the income and wealth taxes (i.e., gift and estate taxes). However, tax reform is receiving some attention from the administration and Congress and some of the discussions could result in legislation that affects individual taxpayers.

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Any potential for tax reform that impacts the tax benefits of charitable giving makes charitable gift planning difficult. However, it seems more likely that any tax law changes will take effect in tax years after 2017. Some of the highlights of recent proposals are: • The reduction of the top

ordinary income tax bracket to 35% from 39.6%. • The increase of the standard

deduction by as much as double the amounts of current levels. • The repeal of or the increase

in the exemption amounts from the federal estate and gift tax. The higher standard deduction would eliminate the tax benefit of charitable contribution tax deductions for taxpayers who would have otherwise itemized their deductions under the current rules. The potential for changes in estate and gift, whether effective this year or after 2017, would affect estate planning for those persons, currently subject to the taxes, who want to provide both for their families and their charitable causes.


Here are some ideas for year-end charitable giving … Gift of Appreciated Securities

The stock market is up and many taxpayers own appreciated securities with built-in capital gains that would be subject to tax if sold. If you are in this situation, you can contribute the securities to Beaumont and avoid the tax on the capital gain. Your charitable contribution tax deduction will be measured by the fair market value of the securities. You get the double benefit of the avoidance of the tax on the built-in capital gains and a charitable contribution tax deduction. If you have available cash, you can repurchase the same amount of gifted securities and receive a stepped-up tax basis. A Gift from Retirement Assets and the IRA Charitable Rollover Many taxpayers over age 70½ wait until the end of the year to make the required annual minimum distribution from their individual retirement accounts. In many cases, these same taxpayers don’t need the income to maintain their current lifestyle. Do these facts apply to you? You can contribute your required minimum distribution amount to Beaumont and avoid the income tax on the distribution. Retirement assets (including individual retirement accounts) are subject to ordinary tax rates when they are distributed even after the death of the owner. If you do not

need the income and you have other assets generated from after-tax income, generally, your first choice for satisfying your philanthropic goals would be through use of distributions from retirement assets. Providing Advice for Spending from your Donor-Advised Fund This is the time of year you might consider how to make an impact with the funds you have contributed to your donor-advised fund. What causes can I serve? Where is the greatest need? If Beaumont fits within your philanthropic objectives, your advice to the custodian of your donor-advised fund to make a distribution to Beaumont would be greatly appreciated. At the same time that you are considering spending funds from your donor-advised fund, you might also consider replenishing the fund with a year-end contribution. A contribution to your donor advised fund before year-end will generate a 2017 charitable contribution tax deduction. Interested in Helping Beaumont But Unsure of a Project or Program to Support? You may have already decided that you want to support Beaumont. You have some ideas how, but are not certain of the details of the purpose of the gift. You can make a contribution to Beaumont before year-end and receive the benefit of a charitable contribution tax deduction. We will invest the funds you contribute and work with you next year to best use your gift. For more information, please contact Terry Lang, vice president of Planned Giving at (248) 551-5330.

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Kevin Baker, Ph.D.

An undisputed national and international leader in orthopedic breakthroughs, the Beaumont Orthopedic Research Department takes bold ideas and transforms them into dynamic new technologies and treatment options for patients faced with injuries and illness.

Philanthropy Helps Drive Orthopedic Research at Beaumont ORTHOPEDIC LEADER


Working with everything from a patient’s own stem cells to new materials that can literally grow bone, the department’s visionary research team takes new steps everyday in helping people with orthopedic conditions and injuries regain their strength and stride more quickly than ever.

Led by Kevin Baker, Ph.D., the team relies heavily on philanthropic investments to advance their work. Gifts from Sid and Maddie Forbes, John Hagberg and his family and support through the Harry N. Herkowitz, M.D. Distinguished Endowed Chair in Orthopedics have played a significant role in the research currently underway.

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“We are so grateful for the ways in which so many friends and advocates for Beaumont have invested in our work,” said Baker. “These gifts have been absolutely essential in allowing us to move from idea to result and really affect patient care not only for people at Beaumont, but for individuals around the world. What we do simply would not be possible without this kind of support.” MULTIPLE RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current projects underway in the lab include: • A study in post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). • Development of an autologous stem cell-based

treatment that could delay or eliminate cartilage degeneration in the knee. PTOA is the number one cause of disability for members of the United States military, which is why the study earned a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program grant.

cells to help the injury heal and prevent osteoarthritis. “Our approach involves the administration of a drug that causes the patient’s stem cells to leave bone marrow temporarily and enter the circulation,” said Baker. “We then deliver a signal, called a chemokine, locally that recruits those circulating stem cells to the desired site. Once they get there, we have scaffolds that will give the stem cells cues on how to heal or regenerate an injured tissue.” The study earned a grant from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. The team is engaged in a similar study that could improve a patient’s ability to heal from the rupture of an Achilles tendon. NATIONAL LEADER

Beaumont Orthopedics has earned a nationwide reputation and is among the top one percent of programs as determined by U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings. With exceptional clinical care and groundbreaking research, the shared goal of Beaumont’s orthopedics team is to get people back on their feet as quickly and effectively as possible.

• A biodegradable implant for bone grafts, which

would eliminate the need to remove bone from another part of a patient’s body or to use donor cadaver bones for grafts. Preclinical findings show that this material could be used in hundreds of thousands of patients who require bone replacement following tumor removal, spinal fusion surgery or fractures. The team is also studying how the body’s stem cells react to an ACL rupture, seeking a way to redirect those

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Beaumont Children’s Miracle Classic July 31, 2017 | Detroit Golf Club BENEFITING CHILDREN’S MIR ACLE NETWORK IN SUPPORT OF BEAUMONT CHILDREN’S

The 28th Annual Beaumont Children’s Miracle Classic golf outing raised $178,000 to support Children’s services throughout Beaumont Health. This was the most successful year in the history of this event.

Letter From a Grateful Dad TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

On May 20, 2017, my daughter was able to participate in a Baseball “clinic” at Jimmy John’s Field. The Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers were the team who provided the clinic and it was sponsored by Beaumont Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.

I want to give a huge compliment to all involved in the clinic, from the top down. This was a great day for all involved. My daughter had a great time. I really wanted to draw attention to the players. I have been in many similar situations with athletes and musicians. I have seen it where the people giving the clinics are clearly put out by the fact that they have to do another one of these clinics. The Beavers were great. Every single player bought into the clinic. Every single player went out of their way to make every single kid feel special. Let me dive into things a little bit further. These clinics were for special needs children. I will fully admit that, at these types of events, I am usually a “helicopter parent,” where I hover over the happenings and feel like I need to jump in at a moment’s notice. This was definitely not the case here. The players took care of the kids so well that

I felt like I could just stand back and let my daughter fully experience the process. She had a blast. The players were great.

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Thank you again.


Center for Exceptional Families – Enriches the Lives of Children few in the United States — to offer fully integrated, family-centered care for children with special needs. After months of searching, countless doctors and five different hospitals, Dr. Youngs was the only physician who diagnosed Sara’s condition as an autoimmune processing disorder straightaway. Sara began treatment at CEF on a ventilator, connected to a pulse oximeter, in a wheelchair and unable to move from her neck down.

even visited Boston Children’s Hospital and Cleveland Clinic in hopes of finding answers to her unique symptoms. CENTER FOR EXCEPTIONAL FAMILIES

Sara (front row, right) and her family


Sara was a healthy, happy little girl until age two when her family began to notice cognitive and physical regression. She would experience severe seasonal allergies that would hinder her ability to function. She was not able to walk without falling over or becoming extremely exhausted. At age three, Sara’s parents began taking her to every specialist, hospital and doctor that was available. Sara

Still searching for answers, Sara was flown to Boston Children’s where she was given a trial IVIG infusion, which is a blood product naturally found in the body that helps to ward off infection. Doctors did not know if the infusions would help her condition, but she was discharged with the hope that she would regain some of the function that she had lost. Once she returned home, Sara continued receiving the infusions and began treatment with Dr. Susan Youngs at the Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families (CEF) in Dearborn. The Center for Exceptional Families is the only place in Michigan — and one of the

Thanks to the extraordinary care she has received from Dr. Youngs and intense physical, occupational and speech therapy at CEF, she now walks into the center and has gained almost all of her mobility and strength back.


The third annual Walk for Miracles invited Beaumont employees and their families to organize fundraising walk teams and enjoy a day of family fun at the zoo. This event connected more than 2,000 (2,061 to be exact) walkers who ranged from system-wide employees, corporate partners and patients as well as families living in the community to support Beaumont Children’s. The event annually promotes walking as part of a healthy lifestyle and raises funds to benefit Beaumont Children’s, an affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.



2,061 walkers attended the event 1. Gabby Bruni, Miracle Child; 2. Aiden Janes, Walk Miracle Child

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Beaumont Health Foundation Board Member Celebration, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 A celebratory event was held at the Birmingham Country Club for all Foundation Board members and their guests. Beaumont Health President and CEO John Fox, Beaumont Health Board Chairman John Lewis, as well as Beaumont Health Foundation President and Chief Development Officer, Beaumont Health Margaret Cooney Casey, expressed their gratitude and appreciation in remarks to the more than 100 guests attending.




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1. Neelam Kumar, M.D. and Surendra Kumar, M.D.; 2. Debbie Tyner and Richard Herman; 3. John Fox, Tom and Laurie Cunnington; 4. Edward Loniewski, D.O. and Mrs. Joanne Loniewski; 5. Jeff Hockman, Warren Rose, Richard Astrein; 6. Perle Wolpin, Marilyn Wolpin; 7. Robert and Kathleen Rosowski; 8. John Nemes, Diana and Stephen Howard, Laura Claeys; 9. Howard Wolpin, Karen Colina Wilson Smithbauer, Walter Wolpin; 10. Mary and Don Kosch

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Emergency Center Preview Event, August 31, 2017 The four-phase, 125,000-square-foot, $120.8 million expansion and renovation of the emergency center at Beaumont, Royal Oak will be completed by the end of 2018. When finished, the emergency center will be double the size of the previous EC and there will be 73 private adult rooms, 20 semi-private rooms, 10 private behavioral health rooms, and 16 private pediatric rooms. The renovation also includes four expansive trauma care bays and an area offering expedited care for patients with minor injuries and illnesses.




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1. John and Debra Erb; 2. John and Marta Schaefer; 3. Terry Kowalenko, M.D.; 4. Ron and Terry Moran; 5. LifeFlight Crew; 6. Pat Wasson, Juli and Paul Nefouse; 7. Rosanna Morris

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Drive to Beat Breast Cancer June 5, 2017 | Bloomfield Hills Country Club BENEFITING THE WALTER & MARILYN WOLPIN COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CARE CENTER

The 22nd year of Drive to Beat Breast Cancer marked another successful event at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club. The golf tournament was chaired by Chris Emde and Ryan Marsh. The card tournament was chaired by Martha Quay and Michelle Kleiman.



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4 1. Howard Wolpin, Walter Wolpin, Michael Lewiston, Rick Smith; 2. Murray Rebner, M.D., Nayana Dekhne, M.D.; 3. Nayana Dekhne, M.D., Shaunda K. Grisby, M.D., Susan Cooper; 4. John Fox, Bobbi and Stephen Polk; 5. Michelle Kleiman, Walter Wolpin, Martha Quay; 6. Sylvia and Edward Hagenlocker

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Women’s Health Care Classic June 12, 2017 | Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club, Dearborn Country Club BENEFITING BREAST CANCER PROGR AMS AND WOMEN’S SERVICES

Pink was the color of the day at the 25th annual Women’s Health Care Classic held at the Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club and Dearborn Country Club. Co-Chairs of this event were Dolores Pfeffer and Nancy and Bob Zakar.



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1. Gerrie Dickey, Jennifer Burke, Andrea Papp, Lisa Glines; 2. Renata Crooms, Jackie Lovejoy, Mary Kosch, Jane Schwyn; 3. Beth Dixon, Katie Chambers, Karen Colina Wilson Smithbauer, and Diane Mace; 4. Donald Conn, M.D.; 5. Bob Zakar; 6. Jan Fitzgerald, Dolores Pfeffer; 7. Patrick Smithbauer, John Mace, Joe Dixon, Russ Chambers; 8. Peter Panagopoulos, M.D., Christina Rhee, M.D., Joshua Stewart, M.D.

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Grosse Pointe Golf Classic June 19, 2017 | Country Club of Detroit BENEFITING PROGR AMS AT BEAUMONT, GROSSE POINTE

Golfers gathered at the Country Club of Detroit to take part in the 34th annual Grosse Pointe Golf Classic, chaired by Beth Jaskolski and Patty Marantette. Special guest Mary Wilson was the honorary chair of the event.




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9 1. George and Susan Haggarty, Arlene and John Lewis; 2. David Cornillie, Tracy Carlson; 3. Paul Naz, Mary Deb Naz, Joshua Threm, Marc Callert; 4. Rick Swaine, Chris Blake; 5. John Lewis, Mary Wilson; 6. Don and JoEllen Ulrich

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Proton Center Open House, August 10, 2017 Construction began on the $40 million Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak in early 2015. Now complete, the two-story building is 25,200-square-feet, including a basement. The first floor will house the Proton Therapy Center and the second floor will be the home of the Skandalaris Family Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Gilbert Family Adolescent & Young Adult Program. Proton therapy is a high-tech alternative to X-ray radiation. A scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing adjacent healthy tissue and causing fewer side effects.



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8 1. Cathy and Jim Rosenthal; 2. Tom and Laurie Cunnington; 3. Craig Stevens, M.D.; 4. Warren Rose, Jeff Hockman; 5. Chris and Anne Blake, Ph.D.; 6. Gwen Weiner, Nayana Dekhne, M.D., Evan Weiner; 7. Michael and Elaine Serling; 8. Ron and Terry Moran

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Wine for the Spirit September 17, 2017 | Little Caesars Arena BENEFITING BEAUMONT CHILDREN’S










1. Deanna Lites, D.P.M., Andrea Guttilla; 2. Steve and Diana Howard; 3. Ron Moran, Margaret Cooney Casey; 4. Delta sponsors with Ted Lindsay (4th from left); 5. Ted Lindsay; 6. David Claeys, Jonathan Kaper, M.D.; 7. Neelum Kumar, M.D., Surendra Kumar, M.D.; 8. Ann Love, Tim Love, M.D.; 9. Susan Youngs, M.D., David Youngs

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Friends of Beaumont gathered at the newly opened Little Caesars Arena in Detroit for the 23rd annual Wine for the Spirit event. Guests met Detroit Red Wings hockey legend Ted Lindsay and heard an update from Beaumont President and CEO John Fox. This year’s event was chaired by Ron Moran. This event also had an honorary committee to help plan the event: Erica and Jeff Blashill; Ashley and K.C. Crain; Gretchen and Ethan Davidson; Catherine and Nathan Forbes; Kelle and Christopher Ilitch; Danialle and Peter Karmanos Jr.; Ted Lindsay; and Kim and Stan Van Gundy.









10. Chris and Nanette Zygmunt, Tammy and Scott McKelvey; 11. John Fox; 12. Tom Fitzgerald, Bob Fitzgerald, Jill Fitzgerald, Jan Fitzgerald, Jerry Fitzgerald; 13. Heather Kaper, Jonathan Kaper, M.D., Tom Stathakios, M.D., Aphrodite Stathakios, Kyle Licht, M.D., Abby Scott; 14. Eric and Lisa Widner; 15. Daniel Arndt, M.D., Lori Warner, Ph.D., Craig Warner; 16. Brandon Claxton, Ashley Kennon; 17. Mark Lezotte, Patti Little

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A Round for Life Golf & Tennis Classic July 10, 2017 | Orchard Lake Country Club BENEFITING THE WILSON CANCER RESOURCE CENTER AT BEAUMONT, TROY

Golfers and tennis players joined forces for the 21st annual A Round for Life golf and tennis classic at the Orchard Lake Country Club. This year’s event co-chairs were Jannifer Stromberg, M.D. and Amy Maloney.


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1. Jannifer Stromberg, M.D.; 2. Jeff Tessmer, Chet Schroeder, Cheryl Schultz, Mike Cairns; 3. Andrew Humphrey, James Lynch, M.D.; 4. Nancy Susick; 5. Left to right: Eli Siwa, Denise Gray, Meria Larson, Pat O’Doud, Peter Chen, M.D., Mackenzie Fluharty, Craig Stevens, M.D., Euniece Donabedian, George Kralovic, Kristina Glusac, Chriss Michalopoulos, Vikram Narula, M.D., Jannifer Stromberg, M.D.

Louis J. Spagnuolo, D.O. Golf Classic July 27, 2017 | Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center BENEFITING GREATEST NEEDS AT BEAUMONT, FARMINGTON HILLS

The 21st Louis J. Spagnuolo, D.O. annual Golf Classic brought together physicians, administrators and Beaumont supporters at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Farmington Hills.


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Co-Chairs Maria and Mario Moceri welcomed players from around the area to the fourth annual Bocce Ball Classic in Lake Orion. The evening’s winners received a beautiful trophy.




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1. John and Connie O’Malley, Nancy and Al Susick; 2. Maria Moceri; 3. Jason Wisniewski; 4. Sam Flanders, M.D., Josh Flanders, Suzanne Flanders; 5. The Winning Team – Elio Ripari, Tony DiGiorgio, David Roncelli, Carlo DiVirglio with Nancy Susick and Mario Moceri (center); 6. Craig Allen and Deb Guido Allen, Al and Nancy Susick, Steve and Sheila Rabin, Mario Moceri

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Completion of the Shapiro Intensive Care Unit Dedication Date November 28, 2017 An exceptionally generous gift from Mickey Shapiro established The Sara and Asa Shapiro Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit and The Mickey Shapiro Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery

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Congratulations to Mickey Shapiro 2017 Recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropist The Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropist is presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional philanthropic generosity, whose demonstrated philanthropic commitment encourages others to take leadership roles in philanthropy. With his exceptionally generous investment in Beaumont Health to create the Sara and Asa Shapiro

Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit and the Mickey Shapiro Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery, Mickey’s gift has enabled the team to save lives and offer hope to the most critically ill patients. The Shapiro Intensive Care Unit is considered among the best in the country and uses the latest innovative technologies and methodologies. Beaumont Health Foundation Healthy Giving Fall/Winter 2017 | 37

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TWO YEARS IN A ROW! Association for HealthCare Philanthropy High performers represent the top 25 percent of all reporting organizations.

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Beaumont Health Foundation Fundraising Events 2018 Special Events

Heart & Style Fashion Luncheon May 17, 2018 Oakland Hills Country Club

Children’s Miracle Network Walk for Miracles June 16, 2018 Detroit Zoo

Red Tie Ball October 6, 2018 Motor City Casino

Bocce Ball Classic October 13, 2018 Palazzo di Bocce

Beaumont, Farmington Hills Autumn Gala November 2018 MGM Detroit Grand Hotel & Casino

2018 Golf Season

The Beaumont Drive for Life Invitational Golf Tournament

The Beaumont Drive for Life Invitational Card Tournament

(Formerly Beaumont’s Drive to Beat Breast Cancer and A Round for Life Classic – new combined event).

(Formerly Beaumont’s Drive to Beat Breast Cancer Card Tournament)

June 4, 2018 Oakland Hills Country Club

June 4, 2018 Bloomfield Hills Country Club



Women’s Health Care Golf Classic June 11, 2018 Dearborn Country Club and TPC of Michigan

Beaumont Grosse Pointe Golf Classic June 25, 2018 Country Club of Detroit

Beaumont Children’s Miracle Classic July 30, 2018 Detroit Golf Club

For more information on the foundation events or other third party events benefiting Beaumont, please visit

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