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7th Annual Gala Honors The Erie Community Foundation

January 10, 2018

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More than 500 guests attended the 7th Annual Hamot Health Foundation Gala on Jan. 6 at the Bayfront Convention Center. 

The theme of the evening was, “To The Nines” — not just because of the evening’s black tie attire and elegant décor, but also because UPMC Hamot was recently ranked the ninth best hospital by U.S. News and World Report. “To The Nines” means “To the highest degree,” and at UPMC Hamot, we always strive to do our work to the nines in order to provide the region’s best care for you and your loved ones.

During the event’s program, we were proud to honor The Erie Community Foundation for their tremendous support, and also to recognize Jim Fiorenzo for his 42 years of service to UPMC Hamot. The program also included the following video that features several individuals who have been personally impacted by Hamot Health Foundation in the last year or two. As the year continues, we plan to share these individuals’ stories in greater detail, so that you can really get a feel for the impact that philanthropy is having here in Erie.

Gala Video


Following this video, we were pleased to announce, as part of our promise to promote community health in Erie County, the availability of up to ten $21,000 Community Promise Grants to community non-profits for health and self-sufficiency programs and initiatives.

These grants further demonstrate our commitment to our Promise 21 campaign and to the health and well-being of our community. To learn more about applying for a Community Promise Grant, please view the Community Promise Grant page.

We are so thankful to each and every guest who attended our 7th Annual Gala.

Gala Photos

Click the button below to view photos from the event. If you do not wish to have your photograph displayed, please contact us at 814-877-7020.