Art of Medicine 2020 was a huge success! We are pleased to report that the Exhibition weekend and the subsequent week of bidding has proved to be very profitable. To what extent, we will share later when the calculations are complete.
We didn’t do this alone. In fact, a Team of dedicated individuals working collaboratively over these past 19 months made AOM 2020 possible. Each individual contributed in their own special way to the event. Collectively, they are the force that continued to inspire us. When it became clear in March that we must postpone, and that substantial changes to our format were necessary, it was this Team’s collaborative spirit, encouragement, and enthusiasm that made it possible for us overcome the barriers that COVID-19 presented. We are so very grateful to have had the benefit of this Team’s hard work, innovative ideas, willingness to forge ahead, and their patience with the ever-changing environment.
We extend a very special thank you to: Barbara Andras, Carol Bargar, Elizabeth Battaglia, Sue Brownridge, Paula Cameto, Celeste Chin, Kathy Greenhalgh, Alice Huang, Joseph Jacobs, Wylyd Lain, Kim Majetich, Jerilyn, Marr, Glenda Morris, Gabby Neubuerger, Ann Parsons, Joan Rice, Patty Roberts, Diane Vanderpot, and Debbie Wills.
We also want to extend a special shout out to the following:
To Gabby Neubuerger and Sue Brownridge, we offer our gratitude. Your guidance all along the way kept us moving forward always in the most positive and productive manner. Your sense of how to display the art and your hard work making that happen the day prior to the Exhibition was invaluable to us.
We extend a special thank you to Aileen Wetzel, Executive Director, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. From the very beginning, and particularly now in this unprecedented time, Aileen granted our every request with enthusiastic support and encouragement.
To Joseph Jacobs we are indebted. Joseph spent countless hours to help navigate and build the GiveSmart platform, develop our beautiful program, and keep our SSVMSA website up to date. We thank you, Joseph, your time, talent, and expertise.
For Sam Mello’s talents and time, we are very grateful. Sam took time to answer our
questions, hear our ideas, and then transformthem into the highest quality media and print marketing materials.
We thank Addison Gabelich who, granted our last-minute request to design a beautiful one-page feature ad for the November issue of Medicine and made sure we were included in all of the Society’s social media blasts.
Thank you to Chris Stincelli, Associate Director, SSMVS, who never complained no matter how many times we interrupted her work asking for access to the building.
To the Board of Directors of Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, we express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your sponsorship in support of our mission to improve the health of the Sacramento community.
The formula for a successful Gift Gathering Party is hours of preparation and a welcoming home. We want to recognize and thank our two host families for opening their homes in support of Art of Medicine 2020. In the Fall of 2019, President Alice Huang and her husband, Dr. Pei-Hsiu Huang, hosted the inaugural Gift Gathering Party in their lovely East Sacramento home. What a beautiful beginning. Thank you, Alice and Pei-Hsiu! Then, early in 2020, before life as we knew it changed, Celeste and John Chin, hosted a second Gift Gathering Party in their beautiful Arden Oaks home. A perfect close to our gift gathering season. Thank you, Celeste and John!.
We owe a boatload of thanks to our sponsors and auction item donors. Finally, we thank everyone who participated during the Exhibition weekend and subsequent Gala Week as a buyer, a bidder, and/or a nursing scholarship donor. You brought it to a successful close!
With Sincere Gratitude,
Mary and Linda