Guthrie Gala Raises Nearly $100,000 for Sayre House of Hope

Nearly $100,000 was raised for Sayre House of Hope at the annual Guthrie Gala. The 2018 Guthrie Gala was sponsored by Title Sponsor Elderwood at Waverly and VIP Sponsor Korn Ferry, while Stevens & Lee supported the Gala as the “Step Right Up” Food Truck Sponsor.

The gala was held Sept. 8 at the Guthrie Clinic Atrium in Sayre, Pa. and was attended by 350 guests. 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.

“Elderwood at Waverly is thrilled to once again support the Sayre House of Hope through our title sponsorship of the Guthrie Gala,” said Maria Landy, Executive Director at Elderwood at Waverly. “At Elderwood, we understand the important role that comfortable surroundings can play in a patient’s recovery. We are so proud that we can take an active role in providing Guthrie patients and their families a place to enjoy the comforts of home when receiving important medical care.”         

This year’s event proceeds will reach close to $100,000 from over 80 very supportive sponsors and donors making this another successful year for the Gala. 

Guests of the Guthrie Gala, presented by Elderwood at Waverly were treated to gourmet specialties provided by Gance’s Complete Catering, Binghamton, N.Y. in a station atmosphere throughout the Guthrie Clinic Atrium.  Wine and beer tasting stations, where guests were treated to samples of the newest wines and craft beers, were offered by Roy and Kim Cummings, and The Blue Stone Brewery.  The ten-piece band, Into the Spin, provided live music.  Ultimate Sound provided the lighting which helped to transform the Atrium into a beautiful event venue. 

Additional information regarding the Guthrie Gala can be found online at

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-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., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six 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.


Photo of Gala attendees

Attendees enjoy the 2018 Guthrie Gala, presented by Elderwood at Waverly. Photo courtesy of C Rich Photography, Sayre, PA