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Jupiter Medical Center celebrates its leaders in philanthropy

James Poliero, Laura Poliero and Mary Zidek enjoy the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Leaders in Philanthropy Dinner at the Norton Museum of Art presented by Northern Trust.

March 23, 2022 – The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation hosted its annual Leaders in Philanthropy Dinner presented by Northern Trust at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The March 1 event honored the Foundation’s major donors whose philanthropic contributions have enabled Jupiter Medical Center to expand its programs and add world-class physicians to meet the needs of the growing community. The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has raised more than $296 million for a $300 million campaign.

“Thanks to the generosity of our leaders, we continue to evolve as a world-class regional medical center. The impact of such tremendous philanthropy is evidenced by the programs, doctors, technology and buildings that change lives,” said Michael Morsberger, president of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.

Dr. Amit Rastogi, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, added, “I am very proud of what we are building for this community and what we have accomplished in such a short time.

Peter Lund, Chairman of the Board of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, acknowledged Northern Trust for its support: “We really appreciate the long-standing relationship we have had with Northern Trust Bank. They have been excellent stewards of the hospital’s assets and we are very grateful for their unwavering support.

The evening’s recipients included Suzanne L. Niedland and Lawrence F. De George of the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust, who were recognized as patrons for their gracious donations to the hospital. Elizabeth and Michael Ruane and the Sandy Hill Foundation were honored as Major Distinguished Benefactors, while Rita and Burt Tansky were honored as Major Benefactors. The following benefactors were also honoured: Katherine L. and Steven C. Pinard, William C. Mattison, Jr., Margaret and the late Richard J. Katz, Jr., and hundreds of other generous donors.

About the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
Since its inception in 1989, the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has raised funds to support Jupiter Medical Center’s mission to reinvent the delivery of health and wellness care in the region. The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, in conjunction with Jupiter Medical Center, is committed to transforming regional health care through patient-centered care, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art facilities. Fundraising efforts supported a number of major projects at Jupiter Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit, Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center, Frank E Robotic Surgery Program .and Mary D. Walsh, and the Florence A. De George Pavilion. As the region’s leading not-for-profit healthcare provider, Jupiter Medical Center relies on philanthropy to maintain patient well-being and provide world-class healthcare. The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is committed to securing this financial support to fulfill the organization’s mission. For more information, please visit

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