Northwell Health’s Constellation Gala Raises More Than $3.7M To Support Healthcare Innovation

More than $3.7 million was recently raised at Northwell Health’s annual Constellation Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event celebrates the philanthropic support that propels innovation throughout Northwell Health and transforms health care across the country.
This year’s event featured a musical performance by Grammy, Emmy and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. Attendees included New York City leaders from various industries as well as philanthropists and volunteer leaders who support Northwell’s Manhattan care sites.

Grammy, Emmy and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald performed at Northwell Health’s annual Constellation Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(Photo courtesy of Northwell Health)

Proceeds from the Constellation Gala will provide greater access to high-quality care by helping to advance innovative services and programs across Manhattan including at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH), Lenox Health Greenwich Village and the Northwell Medical Pavilion—77th Street, a state-of-the-art outpatient care facility that broke ground last month and is slated to open in 2025.
“Northwell’s scope and reach allow us to provide a full spectrum of specialty medical care for all New Yorkers,” Northwell Health President/CEO Michael Dowling said. “Our continued growth in Manhattan is a crucial part of our commitment to community health and our belief that local care and local access to care drive better outcomes for our patients.”
Serving Manhattan for more than 160 years, iconic Lenox Hill Hospital has been a cornerstone in the community. It offers world-class inpatient and surgical care as one of the most sophisticated hospitals in New York City, as well as seamless, convenient access to care at MEETH, Lenox Health Greenwich Village and nearby outpatient practices.
“Philanthropy has a tremendous impact,” Northwell Health Board of Trustees Chair-Elect Margaret M. Crotty said. “It allows us to recruit and develop excellent physicians and healthcare workers, provide innovative patient-centered care and invest in research and clinical trials, ultimately saving countless lives.”

Outpacing The Impossible Campaign Reaches $1B Goal; Focuses On Next Phase
The event also advances Northwell’s Outpacing the Impossible campaign, a comprehensive fundraising effort that supports Northwell’s promise to the people it serves. The campaign recently surpassed its $1 billion goal to improve hospitals and clinical programs, accelerate research and fund endowment, and was extended to raise an additional $400 million by December 2024 for several key areas of need and ongoing priorities including the expansion of care in Manhattan. Leading sponsors of the Constellation Gala included Margaret M. Crotty & Rory Riggs, Ellen and Daniel M. Crown, Diane and Paul B. Guenther, Beth and Peter Hammack, Phyllis and William L. Mack, Madaleine and Arnold S. Penner, Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker, and Tara and Roy J. Zuckerberg.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 80,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald

—Submitted by Northwell Health

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