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WILKES-BARRE, PA –- Geisinger’s Northeast Gala, which raises thousands of dollars annually for patient programs big and small, will be held Saturday, May 7, at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre.

The black-tie gala is hosted by the auxiliaries of Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre.

“The auxiliaries touch many lives with their annual donations,” said Donna Connery, Northeast Gala Co-Chair. “We strive to channel the generosity of so many in our community to improve healthcare for our region.”

The auxiliaries have raised nearly $1.5 million in the last seven years, which has been used to support dozens of patient programs, including Geisinger’s Precision Health Center in Forty Fort, GWV’s Tambur Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the new critical care expansion at GCMC.

“The community has supported our auxiliaries for decades. Your donations and continued support allow us to provide better care for families in northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Renee Aquilina, Northeast Gala co-chair. “We’re excited for the next year of new patient programs. By combining the efforts of two auxiliaries, we hope to engage more people in this event than ever before.”

On May 7, a reception, silent auction and open bar start at 6 p.m. Dinner, cash bar and dancing, with music by Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, start at 7 p.m. New this year, guests can bid in the silent auction through their smartphones or at bidding kiosks.

Tickets cost $175 per person, and sponsorship levels start at $1,500. Please RSVP by April 22. For more information including sponsorship opportunities, donation of an auction item or to make reservations, visit For more information or dietary needs, please contact Linda Vaji at or 570-214-2581.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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