Jones Performs for Sold Out Crowd at Under the Stars
This year’s Under the Stars benefit raised more than $600,000 for Women’s and Children’s Health at Greenwich Hospital.
A sold out crowd of more than 400 supporters gathered at Riverside Yacht Club on June 22 to enjoy a night of music and support the important cause. Greenwich residents and second time co-chairs Andrea Sinkin Jaffe and Jennifer Turano led an enthusiastic committee of over 30 volunteers.
Said Jaffe, “Greenwich Hospital has served both of our families more times than we can count, for ourselves, our children, our parents and of course, our neighbors and friends. To imagine we could somehow just slightly tip the scale and help this incredible organization to stay at the top of its’ game fills us both with immense pride and gratitude.”
The event featured a silent auction and live entertainment by DJ and former event co-chair, April Larken. Jeff Glor of the CBS Evening News served as Master of Ceremonies for the second year in a row.
Greenwich Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer, Norman G. Roth, spoke about the importance of raising money for Women’s and Children’s Health and some of the hospital’s recent achievements.
Roth later introduced event honoree, Dr. Patricia Calayag, director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenwich Hospital and deputy medical director at Westmed Medical Group. Calayag noted the changing landscape in health care and the digitization of medicine, vowing that Greenwich Hospital would never lose sight of its dedication to excellence in patient care and the patient experience.
Veteran auctioneer, Jason Lamoreaux, led a live auction which concluded with a successful Wish List appeal to garner further support for the hospital.
Country-pop singer and Greenwich native, Caroline Jones, took the stage following the live auction. Jones performed music from her debut album and thanked everyone for gathering in support of Women’s and Children’s Health. The night came to a close as guests flooded the dance floor to music from the local cover band, The Short Bus.