‘Harvest Moon’ raises $200,000 for RMC

Co-emcees and auctioneers Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello from WCCO-TV are pictured with Ridgeview Foundation’s 1970s Under the Harvest Moon event co-chairs.  From left: Amelia Santaniello, Susan Erickson Elftmann and Todd Elftmann of Chanhassen, Joel and Mary Ann Elftmann of Bloomington, and Frank Vascellaro. Submitted Photo

Co-emcees and auctioneers Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello from WCCO-TV are pictured with Ridgeview Foundation’s 1970s Under the Harvest Moon event co-chairs. From left: Amelia Santaniello, Susan Erickson Elftmann and Todd Elftmann of Chanhassen, Joel and Mary Ann Elftmann of Bloomington, and Frank Vascellaro. Submitted Photo

More than $200,000 was raised at Ridgeview Foundation’s 1970s Under the Harvest Moon event, held Nov. 17 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.
All funds are supporting the Innovation for Generations campaign, Ridgeview Foundation’s effort to help renovate Ridgeview Medical Center’s nearly 50-year-old medical/surgical wing and to help aid in the expansion of critical services at Ridgeview.
“Thanks to the ongoing generosity of so many wonderful people in our community, fundraising events like the 1970s Under the Harvest Moon event will have a direct impact on the level and sophistication of health care services that Ridgeview can provide,” said Doug Stasek, Ridgeview vice president, Corporate Communications & Philanthropy.
Nearly 300 people attended the event, which included prizes for best 1970’s costumes and a live auction with co-emcees and auctioneers Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello from WCCO-TV. More than 30 volunteers worked collaboratively to organize and raise funds for the event.
Ridgeview Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds relationships to support Ridgeview Medical Center’s mission to make a positive difference in the quality of life and health for the west-suburban communities served. A volunteer Board of Directors, whose members represent communities throughout Ridgeview’s service region, guides it. For more information about Ridgeview Foundation or how to become involved, visit www.ridgeviewfoundation.org.

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