Up on The Roof Logo

The 10th annual “Up on the Roof” beer tasting sponsored by Harvey Gulf, helped bring in nearly $150,000 to benefit the EJGH Foundation, the fundraising arm of East Jefferson General Hospital. The 2016 steering committee efforts were led by event co-chairs and EJGH Foundation board members, Rhett Sassard, MD and Stacey Shane Schott.

The hospital’s signature fundraising event played host to over 1,000 patrons atop the Esplanade Parking Garage and featured music by Karma as well as dozens of local, national and international beers. Food vendors from the city’s top restaurants, including Acme Oyster House, Boulevard American Bistro and Ruth’s Chris, were also in attendance serving up their most popular dishes. The Iberia Bank patron party kicked things off in an exclusive expanse where sponsors, physicians and community leaders enjoyed specialty martinis and fine wines.

East Jefferson General Hospital Flood Relief Image

The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital is graciously donating $10,000 to aid flood victims in the Baton Rouge area, hoping to “pay it back and pay it forward” after all of the support EJGH received following Hurricane Katrina.

The Louisiana Hospital Association has established a fund to accept donations to assist hospital employees who were catastrophically affected by the recent flooding. EJGH will be accepting donations through the Foundation to go along with the $10,000 already being donated to help fellow hospital employees during their time of need.

2016 Inspire Grant Winners at EJGH

The 2016 Inspire Grants were announced on Thursday afternoon with a total of $300,000 awarded out to various departments in an effort to support the mission of East Jefferson General Hospital.

Through The Foundation at EJGH, the Inspire Grants Program aims to distribute charitable contributions where needed. Through this program, all team members and physicians have the opportunity to inspire innovation and collaboration to enhance expert medicine and extraordinary care delivered at EJGH. 

East Jefferson General Hospital celebrated its 45th anniversary of serving the community with its Sapphire Gala on Saturday, June 11, honoring all of those past and present who have been an intricate part of the hospital's success.

All funds raised from the event, held at the National WWII Museum, went towards The Foundation, the fundraising arm of EJGH, helping make a difference in the lives of EJGH patients and the community it serves.

The gala helped garner nearly $100,000 thanks in large part to the 450-plus patrons in attendance as well as the 2.19 carat sapphire raffle, donated by Aucoin Hart Jewelers.

The Foundation of East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to present the 30th annual John J. Lee, Sr. Memorial Benefit on Saturday, April 2, helping raise money to contribute towards cancer care and treatment at EJGH.

This year’s event is set to take place at the Krewe of Toth Den located at 1659 St. Thomas St. in New Orleans. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with music by The New Orleans Arrhythmia kicking off at 6:30 p.m. The benefit will run until 9:30 p.m. with drinks, food, a silent auction and a $2,500 raffle. Cost is just $50 per ticket and dress is business casual.

A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John J. Lee passed away in 1986 at the young age of 58 from colon cancer. Before his passing, John J. Lee initiated the John Lee Memorial and has since helped EJGH become one of the premier cancer treatment facilities in the region.

For more information about the John J. Lee, Sr. Memorial Benefit, contact Lucy King at The EJGH Foundation at 504-503-5596 or lmking@ejgh.org.

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