Thank you!

Bassett's Valentine's Soiree, held February 9, was a tremendous success thanks to our sponsors and participants. More than $160,000 was raised to support Bassett Medical Center’s Arts in Health Care program, an evidence-based initiative that is designed to reduce stress and promote healing among patients, their families, and providers through artistic engagement.

Honorary Guests for the evening were Flis & Andy Blum, strong supporters of the arts and Bassett Healthcare Network.

To see photos of the event, please click here.

Supporting Sponsors:

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

The Table Rock Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

The New York Susquehanna & Western Railway Corp.

Preferred Mutual Insurance Co.

Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler & Monroe LLP

Participating Sponsors:

Bank of Cooperstown

Casella Waste Management of NY, Inc.

Commercial Investigations LLC

Epic Landscapes, Inc.

Mirabito Energy Products

Northern Eagle Beverages, Inc.

O’Connor First – Attorneys at Law

StatStaff Professionals


DJ Sound FX, 8-11 p.m. in the Iroquois Room

Variety of artists who support Bassett’s Arts in Healthcare Program will offer performances between 9-11 p.m. in the Fenimore Room

Cupid’s Craft Corner:

Guests had an opportunity to be an active participant in Bassett’s Arts in Healthcare Program by creating Valentine’s cards to be given to patients in the Oak Room throughout the evening.

Live Auction Items:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7-day stay in 3-bedroom, 1-bath apartment

Donated by Albie Alvarez-Cote

Dates based on availability, to be arranged with owner.  

  • Waterford, ME, 3-night stay for 2 adults at Bear Mountain Inn with romance or relaxation package

Donated by David & Susan Theobald

Mid-week stay or available weekend. Exp. March 20, 2020.

  • Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head, SC, 7-night stay for 8 in a 3-bedroom, 3-bath vacation home

Donated by Connie & Mike Jastremski

Available September 1 – December 31, 2019.

  • Hobe Sound, FL, 7-night stay for 4 adults in a 3-bedroom, 3-bath private townhouse

Donated by Dr. Paul Jenkins

Limited to adults age 30 and over.  Available February 15 – April 30, 2019 or January 2 – April 30, 2020.

  • Four-course dinner with wine and beer pairings for 20 guests in the Diamond Rush barn at Miner's Village

Donated by Herkimer Diamond Mines

Date to be arranged by winner with Miner’s Village. Exp. December 31, 2019

  • A la carte dinner with wine and champagne toast for 12 guests in the Pioneer Wine Room at The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Donated by The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Date to be arranged by winner with The Otesaga. Exp. December 31, 2019

  • Two pairs of tickets (4 total) to two performances at the 2019 Glimmerglass Festival

Donated by Glimmerglass Opera

Available between July 6-24. Includes admission into the Intermission Club.

  • One-year family membership to Munson-William Proctor’s Museum of Art

Donated by Munson-Williams Proctor's Museum of Art

  • Old Town Sorrento 126 Cloud Kayak 

Donated by Pepsi

Includes Eco H20 paddle and Old Town Universal personal floatation device.

  •  “Nurses Have Hearts” 3D serigraph/silkscreen on paper art by well-known NYC artist Charles Fazzino

Donated by StatStaff Professionals

19” x 14” framed. 2015. #9 of #50. Includes leather bound book of artists work.

  • A unique hand-painted furniture piece with a Cooperstown scene in the folk art style

Painted & donated by local artist, Marge Landers

  • “Kingfisher Tower” photography by Sam Ross

Donated by Sam Ross

Area businesses sponsor the event and receive benefits and tickets for their generosity. For information on becoming an event sponsor, please visit our become a sponsor page.


Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network

Office Hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Address 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326