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Incredible Success: $115,000 Art Auction Transforms Susquehanna Health’s Fundraising Efforts!

Incredible Success: $115,000 Art Auction Transforms Susquehanna Health’s Fundraising Efforts!

Incredible Success: $115,000 Art Auction Transforms Fundraising Efforts!

Amidst economic challenges, Susquehanna Health’s Count On Us For Life Capital Campaign not only achieved its $12.5 million target but exceeded all expectations, raising an astounding $15 million! The donors were treated to an extraordinary evening filled with art, music, and a celebration of philanthropy. One of the highlights of the event was a mesmerizing performance by world-renowned artist Michael Israel, who painted five captivating canvases live.

The excitement reached its peak as these masterpieces were auctioned off, with generous contributions from Albert and Judy Styrcula, Steve and Mary Ann Johnson, John and Sue Young, Jerry and Barb Wertz, and Steven and Elaine. What’s truly remarkable is that these generous souls donated the purchased artwork back to Susquehanna Health, further enriching the cause.

Susquehanna Health, an alliance formed in July 1994, has revolutionized healthcare in the region by bringing together Regional Medical Center, Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, and Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital. With a total of 332 licensed acute and 259 long-term care beds, along with a range of medical services, Susquehanna Health has earned national recognition for its excellence in healthcare.

Located in the heart of central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Health has become a pillar of the community, with its emergency departments welcoming 56,000 visits annually and its maternity units delivering 1,500 babies each year. The hospitals forming this healthcare system have a proud history of caring for generations of families, solidifying their place in the area’s rich heritage.

This extraordinary art auction not only showcased the remarkable talents of Michael Israel but also demonstrated the immense power of art in transforming fundraising efforts. Susquehanna Health’s success story stands as a testament to the impact that art, generosity, and community can create when they come together for a noble cause.

As we celebrate this monumental achievement, let us continue to embrace the spirit of philanthropy and pave the way for even greater accomplishments. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of countless individuals and communities.

Pillars of Impact 2023 Fall Benefit

Pillars of Impact 2023 Fall Benefit

Join us for an inspiring evening Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building at RUSH University Medical Center!

Hear from those impacted by The Woman’s Board’s forward-thinking support and learn about our bold efforts to propel RUSH’s greatest opportunities to improve health in the Chicago area and beyond.

The evening will have Chicago themed bites, cocktails, a raffle, and entertainment.

The event, chaired by Melissa Hennessy, will raise funds for RUSH University System for Health’s new initiative. RUSH is making concentrated investments in the areas most likely to improve the health of our region, including:

  • Care and research in cancer, neurosciences, and bone and joint
  • Education and career pathways to strengthen our healthcare workforce
  • Health equity initiatives to narrow Chicago’s life expectancy gap
  • Medical innovation to transform access, outcomes and the patient experience

We share RUSH’s dedication to ensuring everyone has the best chance possible to achieve their best health. Your support will make an impactful memory for RUSH and its community.

We hope to see you there!


Purchase your ticket(s) below or give The Woman’s Board office a call at 312-942-6513


Your reservation will be held at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. The amount of purchase in excess of the goods and services provided is tax deductible ($125 per person).

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building 1520 W Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607

Raffle Tickets are available now!

We have wonderful gifts from Neiman Marcus, Peninsula, Chicago Architecture Center, Maria Pinto, OSKA, Pistachios Jewelry, Strawberry Creek, Rooftop Cinema Club, and more!

Click here for more details

Tickets must be purchased with the link above. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the benefit.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 312-942-6513 or email Cecilia at [email protected]

2023 Fall Benefit Tickets

$400.00 – $4,000.00