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Updated: Jun 24




Publicity Co-chairs:

Barbara Gallo, Rosie Kitson

MORRISTOWN, NJ, JUNE  12, 2024 – The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) is pleased to announce it exceeded its pledge at its Spring Fundraising event on May 14, and will contribute $150,000 to benefit the new Fourth Stage of Pregnancy Program to improve postpartum health at Morristown Medical Center.

The “Ode to Color” event was hosted at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey, where more than 230 guests enjoyed a colorful lunch prepared by Executive Chef Corey Heyer. The highlight of the event was a presentation and sensory-activation event by Lori Weitzner, internationally celebrated textile designer, author, inventor and creator.

In her presentation, Weitzner described her 10 signature color worlds from her popular book, Ode to Color: The Ten Essential Palettes of Living and Design (Harper Design). “Color speaks to our senses on an emotional level,” says the color expert. “It influences our moods, conjures associations, evokes memories, decorates our lives and simply speaks to who we are.”

Co-chaired by Carolyn Badenhausen and Tina Monaghan, the event also featured a chance to win tableware and décor items from one of 10 professionally designed table scapes created by noted designers, along with boutique shopping and raffle prizes, thanks to the generous contributions from sponsors and local supporters. A Broadfoot and Broadfoot pop-up art gallery and auctioned painting, co-donated by artist Jonathan Talbot and Scott A. Broadfoot, completed the colorfully vivid displays.

Badenhausen and Monaghan added that they enjoyed collaborating with Weitzner to bring the design and healthcare worlds together by recognizing that people’s surroundings have a direct effect on health, focus, levity, creativity and energy.

“We are always proud to support Morristown Medical Center’s ongoing efforts to advance women’s health care in our community,” said Dale Scolnick, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center. “We are equally proud of and grateful to the volunteers and participants who contributed to the success of our Ode to Color event.”

“Over the past several years, we have seen a tremendous increase in the need for postpartum medical support,” said Einat Manor, MD, Medical Director, OB/GYN Ambulatory Services for Morristown Medical Center. “We are grateful to the Women’s Association for choosing the Fourth Stage of Pregnancy Program to improve postpartum health as the beneficiary. Their generous contribution will help us serve the under-resourced and at-risk women in our community and facilitate the healthcare transition from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond.”



Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the

Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC)

helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a

volunteer base of more than 400 members, WAMMC hosts a number of fundraising events,

anchored by its flagship event, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. WAMMC

also operates the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, as well as WAMMC Network TV, which created Calling All Kids and is the first in-house family television station for

young patients and their families to enjoy during their stay at the hospital. As a volunteer fundraising arm of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, WAMMC contributes to capital modernization and expansion initiatives across the medical center and funds innovative clinical programming, breakthrough research and continuing clinical education to help attract and retain the brightest minds in medicine today, and has raised over $32 million to date to

support this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit

L to R: Dale Scolnick, President, Women’s Association, Morristown Medical Center; Tina Monaghan, Co-chair, Ode to Color Event; Lori Weitzner, founder and Creative Director, Lori Weitzner Design, Inc.; Carolyn Badenhausen, Co-chair, Ode to Color Event

L to R: Tina Monaghan, Co-chair, Ode to Color Event; Dale Scolnick, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center; Jennifer Smith, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center; Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center; Carlos W. Benito, MD, MPH, MHA, MBA, Chair, Department of OB/GYN, Morristown Medical Center; Einat Manor, MD, Medical Director, OB/GYN Ambulatory Services and Director, OB/GYN Residency Program Morristown Medical Center; Joanne Strauss, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Services, Morristown Medical Center; Carolyn Badenhausen, Co-chair, Ode to Color Event

 Committee Members, WAMMC 2024 Spring Fundraiser, Ode To Color

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