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9th Annual Hamot Health Foundation Gala

January 31, 2020

Hamot Health Foundation’s ninth Annual Gala was an evening unlike no other.

Paul Gibbons speaking at the gala

The evening was the celebration of a fresh vision for the Erie region that has captured the hopes and dreams of supporters throughout our community. This vision was brought into focus for over 500 gala attendees through various forms of expression, including inspiring remarks by UPMC Hamot President David Gibbons, a show-stopping musical performance from the Erie Playhouse, and a sleek visual décor evoking the fascinations of research. At the source of all this exhilaration was Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie.

In September, the expansion of Magee-Womens Research Institute to Erie was announced in conjunction with a $6 million grant from the Erie Community Foundation to HHF. Additional collaboration from MWRI (Pittsburgh) and Penn State Behrend propelled the project into motion. With implementation plans now underway, Erie is transforming into a major hub in the realm of health care research.

The positive implications to our region are many — a boost to the local economy, the growth and development of area academic programs, and desirable positioning for critical National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Above all are the anticipated research discoveries that will lead to enhanced health care for women and children across the globe. Discoveries that will first come into view through the work and mission of MWRI in Erie.

HHF wishes to acknowledge and thank the ninth Annual Gala host committee and our many generous sponsors.

Next year’s gala will be the tenth anniversary of this tremendous event. Please mark your calendars along with us for Jan. 9, 2021!