2017 Champagne & Diamonds

Thanks to the generosity of more than 730 physicians, corporate partners, community leaders and our Diamond Sponsor Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, the Mount Carmel Foundation's 18th Annual Champagne & Diamonds Gala raised a total of $737,672 in support of healthy moms and babies.

Every week in Franklin County, three babies die before their first birthday – one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. The proceeds raised at this year's event will support increased education about maternal and infant risks and increase access to quality gynecological and obstetric care before, during and after pregnancy by:

  • Expanding maternal-fetal medicine services for patients with high-risk pregnancies
  • Adding more space, more modern equipment and more comfortable furnishings to our NICUs
  • Expanding OB services for the underserved
  • Creating additional breastfeeding centers
  • Providing specialized care for pregnant moms with substance use disorders at our Outreach clinics
  • Expanding our doula program so more moms have access to a highly-trained, experienced labor and birthing professional
  • Developing an OB Nurse Navigator Program to guide expectant parents
  • Creating specially designed areas in our maternity units that support natural childbirth

An additional highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2017 Tom F. Lewis Spirit of Philanthropy Award. Four outstanding physicians were recognized for giving their time, talent and treasure to make a difference in our community including this year's award winner, Dr. Phillip Shubert, Maternal Fetal Medicine and finalists Dr. Bryan Ghiloni, Mount Carmel Medical Group New Albany, Dr. Douglas Van Fossen, Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists, and Dr. Jonathan Feibel, Orthopedic ONE.

Our efforts directly align with current city initiatives and as such, on behalf of the Office of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus, February 11th, 2017 has been proclaimed Healthy Moms and Babies Awareness day in Columbus, Ohio.

The Gala guests also enjoyed a silent auction and after-dinner dancing with The Conspiracy Band.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors, especially our Diamond Sponsor, Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, and everyone in attendance that showed support for a wonderful cause. Because of You, we can continue our unwavering commitment to moms and babies in our community, incorporate even more evidence-based best practices in our care, and help save more lives and strengthen more families by bridging the infant mortality gap in central Ohio. And we can do it one little miracle at a time.

2017 Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors:

Central Ohio Newborn Medicine

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Cardinal Health
  • Cardinal Title
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio
  • Mount Carmel Columbus Cardiology Consultants
  • Mount Carmel East & West Medical Staffs
  • Mount Carmel St. Ann's Medical Stff
  • Pediatrix Medical Group
  • PNC Bank

Gold Sponsors:

  • Aetna
  • Altercare Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care
  • Bailey Cavalieri
  • Bruner Corporation
  • Columbus Inpatient Care and Dr. Tom and Karri Brady
  • Consultant Anesthesiologists
  • Continental Office Environments
  • Donald W. Kelley & Associates
  • Gresham, Smith and Partners
  • KEMBA Financial Credit Union
  • Limbach Company, LLC
  • M+A Architects and Heapy Engineering
  • Mobile Instrument Service & Repair
  • Dr. Jack and Hannah O'Handley
  • Orthopedic One
  • Quandel Hunt
  • Radiology, Inc.
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro
  • Dr. Mark and Marie Segal
  • Subway/Subway Fresh
  • The Claro Group
  • The Zangmeister Cancer Center
  • Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Timko
  • Turner Construction Co.
  • Xanitos

Silver Sponsors:

  • AEP Ohio
  • Blue & Co, LLC.
  • Ed and Joyce Brand
  • BrightView Landscape Services
  • Central Ohio Pathology Associates
  • Chuck and Cathy Tennenbaum and Mary Jo Early
  • Columbus Women's Care, Inc.
  • Corna Kokosing
  • Equity, Commercial Real Estate Solutions
  • Dr. Richard and Kerry Fankhauser
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • HMB Inc.
  • HPLEX Solutions
  • Ronald and Mary LaFrancois
  • Ed Lamb, Dr. Richard Streck and Brett Justice
  • MedAssist
  • Messer Construction Co.
  • NAI Ohio Equities, LLC and The Trane Company
  • Nationwide
  • Navigant
  • NBBJ
  • Nexcore Group
  • Northside Women's Health, Tammy Chan MD, Heidi Arbona MD
  • Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc.
  • Premiere Women's Health
  • Revolutions, Inc.
  • John and Martha Trydahl
  • Worthington Jewelers

Heart Sponsors:

  • Cornerstone Medical Services
  • Dynamix Engineering Ltd.
  • Health Philanthropy Services Group
  • Dr. Charles and Susan Hickey
  • Jim and JoAnn Karam
  • Medela, USA
  • Dr. Anantha and Ranga Padmanabhan
  • St. Brigid of Kildare
  • Tec Inc. Engineering & Design