Quarter Backers


 

 

The Quarter Backer program was founded in 1977 by John P. Grattan and is comprised of local small business members and individuals who contribute annually to support the Hospital. Quarter Backers have been instrumental in many Hospital projects and over the years have raised funds for such programs as the Breast Health Center, our physical therapy and rehabilitation services and renovations to the Operating and Recovery Rooms to name a few.

Since 2004, the funds raised by the Quarter Backer program have been restricted to the Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center which opened its doors in November of 2007. This vital project would not have been possible without the efforts of former Quarter Backer co-chairmen Tim Maran and George Kazdin who stepped down at the end of 2014.  

The Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center will continue to be the focus of our efforts in 2015 and beyond.  Specifically, we are seeking to raise a total of $200,000 to support sophisticated Fetal Monitoring Technology that was purchased to aid our physicians and nurses in caring for newborns in our Maternity Center. The acquisition of this technology has enabled us to provide an even higher level of efficiency, quality and safety for East End families. The good news is that we have already secured a gift of $100,000 from a generous local donor. Our challenge is to raise the remaining $100,000 through our Quarter Backers program and we are already halfway there.   

We also welcomed new Quarter Backer co-chairs Lisa Kombrink, Jay Decker and Paul Brennan (pictured above) in 2015 and launched our new program of membership benefits. Please click here to view the benefits associated with each of the different Quarter Backer giving levels.

If you are interested in joining our Quarter Backers, please contact the Southampton Hospital Foundation at 631-726-8700 x5, click here to make your donation online by credit card or click here to print a membership form and pay by check or credit card.


Some of our current Quarter Backers include: