Women’s Association farm-to-table raises $175K for Morristown Medical Center

Committee Members, Farm to Table Event, Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center, June 2018.
Committee Members, Farm to Table Event, Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center, June 2018.
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From the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center:

The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) is pleased to announce it raised over $175,000 at its second Farm to Table event, held on June 1, 2018.

The funds raised exceeded WAMMC’s $125,000 pledge to benefit the programs and services of the Women’s Health Clinic at Morristown Medical Center.

This event helped mark the year in which WAMMC is celebrating its 125th Anniversary of providing quality healthcare within the community through service projects and fundraising for Morristown Medical Center. 

The “Farm to Table Evening” was hosted at Dunedin West, a bucolic estate in the Somerset Hills, and home to Gerry-Jo and Christian Cranmer.

L to R: Executive Chefs – Craig Polignano, Corey Heyer, Anthony Bucco, James Laird, Ryan DePersio, Leia Gaccione
L to R: Executive Chefs – Craig Polignano,
Corey Heyer, Anthony Bucco, James Laird,
Ryan DePersio, Leia Gaccione

More than 275 guests enjoyed cocktails and an outdoor dining experience featuring locally-sourced fare prepared by New Jersey’s most notable chefs, paired with a selection of fine wines.

Co-chaired by Carolyn Badenhausen, Lisa Haarmann and Tina Monaghan, the event also featured a one-of-a-kind Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes, thanks to the generous contributions from local supporters and sponsors.

Corey Heyer, executive chef at Roxiticus Golf Club, served as culinary director and led the consortium of local chefs, including: 

    • Anthony Bucco, executive chef and owner, Felina Restaurant and Bar opening in Ridgewood 
    • Ryan DePersio, executive chef and owner, Fascino in Montclair, and Executive Chef at Battello and chef partner at Kitchen Step, both in Jersey City
    • Leia Gaccione, chef and owner, South & Pine in Morristown and Central & Main in Madison
    • James Laird, chef and owner, Serenade in Chatham 
    • Craig Polignano, executive chef, Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown

“We are proud to continue to support Morristown Medical Center’s ongoing efforts to advance women’s health care in our community, and are equally proud of all of the volunteers who helped make this fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Health Clinic a great success. We are also extremely grateful to all of our volunteers who, for the past 125 years and through events like this, continue to live our motto of Contributing with Passion,” said Mary Courtemanche, president of the association.

L to R: WAMMC Farm to Table Event Co-Chairs, Lisa Haarmann, Tina Monaghan, Carolyn Badenhausen
L to R: WAMMC Farm to Table Event Co-Chairs, Lisa Haarmann, Tina Monaghan, Carolyn Badenhausen

“Over the past ten years, we have seen a tremendous increase in the need to provide women in our community with the medical services and support they need,” said Dr. Einat Manor, director, OB/GYN Ambulatory Services. 

“We are grateful to the Women’s Association for choosing our Women’s Health Clinic as the beneficiary for this fundraising event. Their generous pledge will help us continue to provide culturally-sensitive, high-quality healthcare to uninsured and under-insured women in our community.”

L to R: Dr. Judith Banks, OB/GYN, Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Einat Manor, Director, OB/GYN Ambulatory Services.
L to R: Dr. Judith Banks, OB/GYN, Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Einat Manor, Director, OB/GYN Ambulatory Services.
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