Light Up The Night

Honorary hosts Mary Gavin and Jim LaVigne and Lou-Ann and Vince Verdile, MD ’84 thank you for joining them at the annual Light Up the Night gala. The event was a record setter, raising $270,000 to benefit the department of emergency medicine at Albany Medical Center, our region's lifeline for emergency and trauma care.

 A sell-out crowd of 550 enjoyed great food,
music from the Soul Session,
and of course a fantastic fireworks display.

We hope you'll save the date, Friday, July 10, 2015
and join us for next year's gala event. 

Visit us on to see photos from the 2014 event.

Didn't make it to Light Up the Night this year, but would still like to
support the department of emergency medicine at Albany Med? 

Light Up the Night always features a beautifully presented, delicious gournet menu.
Fireworks that Light Up the Night are the perfect capper to a wonderful summer event.

As northeastern New York’s only Level I Trauma Center, Albany Med plays an important role as our region’s lifeline, providing the most compassionate, state-of-the-art emergency health care in northeastern New York.

It seems that almost everyone has a story about someone who has found help, hope and healing at Albany Med.

Your support helps Albany Med’s Department of Emergency Medicine continue to provide round-the-clock care and the best possible outcomes for patients and families.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Community Care PhysiciansMohawk Ambulance

Diamond Sponsors

Silver Sponsors
The Bautista Family
Capital Bank
Citizens Bank
DeCrescente Distributing Co., Inc.
Nigro Companies
Overton, Russell, Doerr & Donovan
Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Tri-City Rentals

Bronze Sponsors
Berkshire Bank Foundation, Inc.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Empire Blue Cross
Hyman Hayes Associates
Mazzone Hospitality
Millenium Medical Imaging
Northeast Acura
Delores A. and Frank J. Parillo
Saratoga National
Saratoga National Golf Club
US Light Energy

ENVISION Architects, PC
Susana and Michael Hoffman
Sally and Larry King
McDermott Will & Emery Charitable Foundation
Repeat Business Systems, Inc.
The Rosenblum Companies
Margie and Michael Rotchford
TimesSquare Capital Management
Janet and Ned Trombly

Albany Med Leadership

Albany Medical Center enjoys generous support from those who know our institution best. The leaders listed below, including members of the Board of Directors and senior management, are serving as honorary committee members for our two signature events and contributing to the Fund for Albany Med in 2014.

Judith and Raimundo Archibold
Jean and John Balint, MD
Rose and Jim Barba
Pamela Sawchuk Brown and
Gordon E. Olson
Margo and Bryant Cassella
Annette and Ken Colloton
Trudy and Robert Cushing
Carole and R. Wayne Diesel
Louis D. Filhour and Stephen C. Hickey
Kim and Mark Fine
Phyllis and Steven Frisch, MD
Maureen F. and John S. Harris
William and Charlotte Hasselbarth
Lori and Scott Houghtaling
The Honorable Gerald D. and
Mary Ann Jennings
Bernice and Kevin Leyden
Rosemary and Gary Kochem
Carleen and Chris Madden

Murray C. Massry
Karen and Dennis P. McKenna, MD, ‘92
Karen Writer and John J. Nigro
Lisa and Daniel O’Brien
Carrie and John B. O’Connor
Sari and Kevin O’Connor
Bernadette and Jim Pedlow
Jen and Dan Pickett
Mary Ellen and Derek Plass
Joni Goldberg and Henry Pohl, MD
Ann and John Robinson
Gail and Robert Schwartz
Christine L. Standish and
Christopher H. Wilk
Mary Ellen and Anders Tomson
Janet and Ned Trombly
Meghan and Omar Usmani
Mary Ellen Ehlers, MD and
Ferdinand Venditti, MD
Lou-Ann and Vince Verdile, MD '84

2014 Honorary Committee
Honorary Co-Hosts:
Mary Gavin and Jim Lavigne
Lou-Ann and Vincent Verdile, MD, '84

Patricia A. Bashford
Adrienne and
Michael H. Bautista, CFP, CLU, ChFC
David Beck, MD, '54, FACP
Michael Bellini
Karen and
Edward V. Bennett, Jr., MD
Francine and Steven Berg
Douglas and Carol Bohuslavsky
Bonded Concrete, Inc.
Michelle and Walter Borisenok
Laura and Lew Britton III, MD
Kristen Mann and Jeremiah Burke
The Physicians of
Capital Region Orthopaedics
Skip Carlson
Deidre and Benjamin Chuckrow
Darlene and David A. Clark, MD
Joseph Vincent Comella
Rita Cox
Monika Kierach-Cronin and
Charles Cronin
Robert Curley
Connie and Tom D’Ambra
Marybeth and C.J. DeCrescente
Ellen and Harry DePan, MD, '78
Barbara and Joe DeVivo
Jamie and John DePaola
Andi and Chris Dolinsky, MD
Candace and David Ellis
Werner L. Feibes, FMA
Barbara and Stephen Ferraro
Radka Dooley, MD and
Martin G. Ferrillo, DO
Elizabeth Foley, MD, ‘87 and
Steven Bayer, MD
James Gaspo
Karen and Rob Golden
Denise and Steve Gonick
A. Richard Goodman
Alice Oldfather and Jeffrey Gordon
Stanley Hayes
George T. Hickman
Lisa and Tim Higgins
Sean Higman
Susana and Michael Hoffman
Mark Hogan and Rob Saba
Myles Hyman
Dan Jacques
Robert J. Jones, PhD
Vikramjit S. Kanwar, MD
Steven Kasselman and
Alexandra Falvey

Babs and Kevin Kiley, MD
Autumn and Chris King, MD
Julie and Michael Koenig
Barry A. Kogan, MD, FACS
Kathy and Greg Lanni
Beth and John LaRow
Mary Gavin and Jim LaVigne
Karen and Alan Lobel
Concetta Lomanto, Esq.
Kelly and Gerry Magoolaghan
Debra and John Mastriani
Karen and Andrew Matonak,
Hudson Valley Community College
James P. McPartlon III
Cynthia H. Miller, MD and
Matthew C. Leinung, MD
Karen and Tom Mina
Neil C. Mitnick, DO
Mohawk Fine Papers
Lauren and Mike Nevins
Luanne and Jeff J. O’Brien
Mary and Ray O’Conor
Marlene and Michael Okby
Delores and Frank Parillo
Janice and Angelo Pastizzo
The Hon. Paul C. Pastore, Esq.
Carrie and Stevan Paton
Jeffrey K. Pintuff
Robert Rausch, Esq.
Michele and Ron Riggi
Patty and Vincent Riggi
Kristie and Tom Roohan
Lisa and Malcom Z. Roth, MD
Fardin Sanai
Clover and Kenneth Schwartz, MD
Jan and Stan Smith
Deborah L. and Paul E. Spurgas, MD
Amy and David Strauss, MD
Brian S. Strohl, Esq.
Amy and Rod Sutton
The Tomson Family
Congressman Paul D. Tonko
Linda and Michael Toohey
Tri-City Rentals
Rachel and Thomas Uccellini
Mary and Roddy Valente
Joseph M. and Marian Wait Walsh
Sarah and Bruce White, DO, JD, MS
Charlene Wood
David Zapata
Nancy Y. Zieker and
Allen W. Zieker, MD, '75

For 2015 sponsorship information, please contact Lori Kirch at or (518) 262-7845.

For general event information, please contact Kelly Hammond at or (518) 262-8890.

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