Guthrie Gala Raises Over $90,000 for House of Hope

A record-setting $90,000 was raised for the Sayre House of Hope at the annual Guthrie Gala which was held on Sept. 12 in Sayre, Pa. The 2015 Guthrie Gala was sponsored by Elderwood at Waverly and Henry Dunn Insurance & Real Estate, and was attended by 300 guests.

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

Event Coordinator Nichole Cocco said, “This was an extraordinary effort by everyone involved, with ticket sales and over 77 donors and sponsors contributing to this incredible amount.  We are pleased to raise these funds to benefit a worthy cause, one that has been supported by employees, physicians, and the community for many years.”

Guests of the Gala were treated to gourmet specialties provided by Serendipity Catering, Ithaca, NY in a station atmosphere throughout the Guthrie Sayre Clinic Atrium.  Wine and beer tasting stations, where guests were treated to samples of the newest wines and craft beers, were offered by Glenora Wine Cellars and Skerpons Beverage. A ten piece band, Into the Spin, provided live music.  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 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 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

Members of the Guthrie Gala Committee: Linda Scopelliti, Denise Ives, and Nichole Cocco