Thank you for taking an interest in the Babies Heart Fund. By joining us, you are supporting our mission to advance the treatment and awareness of pediatric and congenital heart disease.
The Babies Heart Fund was founded in 1986 by a few dedicated family members of one young patient. The family was so touched by the level of care and humanity they received when their child needed it most they wanted to find a way to give back and help the Division of Cardiology. We provide critical funding that goes toward innovative clinical research, quality patient care and excellence in medical education at Columbia University Medical Center.
Children's Cup Golf Classic Benefits Babies Heart Fund
On September 15, the 2014 Children’s Cup Golf Classic was held at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY to raise funds and awareness for the Babies Heart Fund at CUMC. The Children's Cup marked the end of a successful golf tournament that featured more than 80 players and raised over $91,000 to advance care for children with heart disease. The event concluded with an evening awards reception that featured remarks from Julie Vincent, M.D., chief of pediatric cardiology; golf committee members Brett Carrey, Tom Irwin, and Evan Licht; and Scott Roskind, co-chair of the Babies Heart Fund.
Photography and Philanthropy: Have A Heart Auction Raises Funds For Pediatric Heart Disease
The Have a Heart Photography Auction at the Alice + Olivia Showroom was a success. The evening raised more than $42,000 for Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Our co-chairs Deanna Berkeley and Gail Halaban, along with the Alice + Olivia team, did a fantastic job. The event featured unique and beautiful art work from numerous photographers who generously donated for this great cause. Visit our Events page for photos from the Have a Heart Photography Auction.
More than 400 Babies Heart Fund supporters and doctors were in attendance at the 27th Annual Babies Heart Fund Gala on March 6, 2014, at The Pierre Hotel. The honoree for the evening was Dr. Jan M. Quaegebeur, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Julie Vincent, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, and Dr. Emile Bacha, Chief of the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, served as emcees for the evening. The gala featured dinner, dancing, a performance by Grammy Award winner Roberta Flack, a silent auction and other great surprises. The total raised for the evening was almost half a million dollars. Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a memorable and successful event! Visit our Events page for photos and press from the BHF Gala.
The Babies Heart Fund has been selected to participate this year, and we hope that you will consider giving to the BHF on that day in honor of your doctor of choice via our Giving Day website.
Since Giving Day offers the opportunity to win matching dollars, we would also like to encourage you to reach out to friends and family, so that they can participate in Giving Day as well. In addition, we will also be doing a social media push, and we hope that you will take the time to share about Giving Day via your Facebook Pages.
Last year was a huge success! Together we raised a total of $7,827,636 for the university and its schools and programs, with contributions of 9,759 gifts from 50 states and 53 countries.
If you have any questions about Giving Day, please feel free to reach out to Michelle Moore at email@example.com.
Giving Day Website: givingday.columbia.edu/gratefulpatients