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Friends Gala 2022

October 22, 2022

Clifford Bogue, MD., the evening’s honoree was presented with an award by the Co-presidents, Alyssa Blume and Christine Fontana joined by Cynthia Sparer, Senior Vice President of Operations, YNHH and Executive Director of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Clifford Bogue, MD., Yale School of Medicine, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Pediatrics; Chair, Pediatrics; Chief Medical Officer, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital

Friends Gala 2022

The Annual Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Gala was held at Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The annual fundraiser, which was put on hiatus due to the pandemic, came alive with over 150 guests helping raise funds for the YNHCH Children’s Heart Center. Clifford Bogue, MD, was presented with the Marna P. Borgstrom Lifetime Friend Award for his steadfast support of Friends initiatives.

Guests attended an evening of dinner and dancing with both a live and silent auction. Several Friends Jr. Board members were there to volunteer and donate over $2,000 worth of toys to patients at the Children’s Hospital.

Staff members of YNHCH

Gala guests enjoying the music, cocktail hour, and the silent auction

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