Brooklyn Hospital Center to host annual Founder’s Ball May 22

Brooklyn Hospital Center is preparing to host their annual Founder's Ball.
Brooklyn Hospital Center is preparing to host their annual Founder’s Ball.
File photo by Derrick Watterson

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) will be holding their signature fundraising event, the Founder’s Ball, on May 22 at the Brooklyn Museum to celebrate the center’s recent progress and the hospital’s Blueprint for Excellence. 

TBHC, which is Brooklyn’s first voluntary hospital, has hosted the event for decades to raise funds for advancing technology and methods of care to ensure that every patient receives the best treatment possible.

This year will be the 10th consecutive year that the event has raised over $1 million which have contributed to improvements in quality including a modernized and expanded emergency department, a state-of-the-art 25-unit dialysis center, expansion of the Brooklyn Cancer Center in partnership with New York Cancer and Blood Specialists and more.

“Proceeds from these events have purchased the hospital’s first robot, we replaced all the TVs in the patient rooms and upgraded them and also contributed significantly to the renovation of the emergency department,” TBHC’s vice president of marketing, Kim Flodin said on Thursday. 

The event will also honor physicians Jeffrey Vacirca and Viswanath Vasudevan for their tireless contributions to the medical field.

“Dr. Jeffrey is a leader in cancer care and [has] expanded cancer care throughout the northeast in all types of communities and Dr. Vasudevan is an educator at the Brooklyn Hospital, he teaches our residents and runs our sleep center,” said Flodin. 

The event will feature cocktails and dinner, live music, costumed actors and a photobooth to ensure guests have a blast throughout the night and will also host a viewing of some videos highlighting the accomplishments of the hospital.

“This is the second year we’ve had it at the Brooklyn Museum, which is just a super elegant space that makes people feel excited,” Flodin said. “It’s a balancing act between the program and the fun and we really try to pay attention to how we give each guest an individual experience.”

To contribute to TBHC or to purchase tickets or table packages visit foundersball.org