2019 Guthrie Gala Marks More Than $1M Raised for House of Hope

October 4, 2019

More than $120,000 was raised for the Sayre House of Hope at the annual Guthrie Gala, making it the most profitable fundraiser to date and pushing the total raised to more than 1 million dollars over the past 12 years.

The Gala was held Sept. 14 at the Tioga Downs Event Center in Nichols, N.Y. and was attended by 320 guests. The title sponsor for the sold-out event was the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary. 

Kyle McDuffee, President of the Robert Packer Auxiliary said, “We are so happy to have been able to do this for the Sayre House of Hope. When the auxiliary was asked to serve as the title sponsor for this year’s Guthrie Gala, the members unanimously agreed, knowing the crucial need this meets for Guthrie’s patients.”

The Sayre House of Hope is a residence that provides family-centered lodging to patients and their loved ones while receiving medical treatment at Guthrie.

Over 70 supportive sponsors and donors made this the most successful Gala to date. 

Elizabeth Hibbard, Resident Manager of Sayre House of Hope said, "The funds raised from the Guthrie Gala help keep our doors open so we can continue to provide comfort and support to those families and patients in need of our assistance. We thank the many community sponsors who came together to make the Gala a success.”

Additional information regarding the Guthrie Gala can be found online at www.guthrie.org/gala.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.