Thanks to the generosity of 470 Griffins and friends of the Baiadas, we raised more than $245,000 for student scholarships, shattering our original $100,000 goal for the Baiada Scholarship Challenge.
When added to the generosity of our sponsorships and honorees, Ann and Mark Baiada, the overall total raised for student scholarships at Chestnut Hill College is more $536,000! A truly remarkable feat that directly impacts the student experience!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this important fundraiser for CHC student scholarships!
OUR 2021 HONOREES
Ann and Mark Baiada are among Philadelphia’s most generous and caring couples. Their compassion and commitment to helping others while promoting Catholic values makes them outstanding honorees for this year’s 12th Annual Scholarship Gala at Chestnut Hill College.
The Baiada family motto is “Think big. Work hard. Show love.,” and the couple has lived these values for decades, blazing a trail for health care workers, and ensuring patient safety and comfort through their revolutionary, patient-centric organization, BAYADA Home Health Care. They are also lifetime stewards of the community and have made generous contributions to Catholic education and other humanitarian causes that are close to their heart.
The values Mark learned from studying such role models as Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, and St. Francis of Assisi, guided him to success as a family man, businessman, and philanthropist. Dedicated to the idea that all patients should have a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity, Mark Baiada founded BAYADA Home Health Care in 1975. Four decades later, it has grown to become a global leader in home health care. Mark has been recognized with a plethora of awards including the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007.
Ann Claffey Baiada, RN, is a champion of the nursing profession. As a certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN), Ann founded BAYADAbility Rehab Solutions in 1998, the first and only home health care rehabilitation nursing program. Ann lends her expertise and passion to many efforts and has received numerous awards including the President’s Award from the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania and the Uachtarán Award from the Irish American Business Chamber & Network.
Ann and Mark have also dedicated their time and resources to serving on the boards of educational institutions like Neumann University, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Drexel University’s College of Medicine. They have supported the mission of Catholic Charities and have sponsored various relief efforts for national disasters. For 35 years, Ann and Mark have been supporting the BAYADA Regatta—the world’s oldest and largest all-adaptive rowing event that annually attracts athletes from around the globe to the banks of the Schuylkill River.
As extraordinary as their achievements are, Ann and Mark are quick to share their most rewarding success—their family of five children and 11 grandchildren.
The Baiadas are a shining example of Catholic ideals, combining selflessness with humility and compassion. CHC is proud to honor them at this year’s 12th Annual Scholarship Gala.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 GALA SPONSORS
Thomas Wynne Apartments, Wynnewood, PA
Springhouse Apartments, Trappe, PA
Brown Brothers Harriman
Ballard Spahr, LLP
The Beringer Group
The Haverford Trust Company
IBEW Local Union 98
Lyn Montgomery '97 SCPS (D)
Patricia May Agger, LLD '63 & Joanne McFadden McBride '63 (D)
Archer & Greiner, P.C.
Chartwells - Serving up Happy & Healthy
The Honorable Thomas & Mrs. Anne Considine
Emcor Services Fluidics
Jim and Anne Gallagher
HBK CPAs & Consultants
Barbara D'Iorio Martino, LLD '60 in memory of Rocco Martino, Ph.D.
Loretta M. McLaughlin '74 SCPS
Mary Lou Quinlan
Robert (D) & Anne Riethmiller
Regina Maxwell Schwille ’65
Stevens & Lee
U-3 Advisors, Inc.
Blank Rome, LLP
George S. & Beverly Kray Connolly '56
Consultants in Med Onc/Hem, P.C.
Conway & Watt, P.C.
Elaine Bennett Davey ’65
Jim and Jacki Delaney
Joseph P. Denny (D) and April Denny
Duane Morris, LLP
The Gulati Family Foundation
Thomas J. Lynch, LLD & Virginia Lynch
Sean & Cathy Lockyer Moulton ’92 (D)
SSC Services for Education
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
Keith & Meghan Walsh-Farrell '92
Winterfeldt IP Group
Kenneth Wong (D)
Artwork Promotional Concepts
Enrico & Diane Ballezzi
Brigid Gordon Castro, MD '86
Changing Our World, Inc.
Christopher Cordaro ’10 in memory of Ruth Tushup Tierney '58
Molly Walsh Donovan, Ph.D. '68
Joanne Romano Guiniven
Janney Hoey, Hecht Wealth Management of Janney Montgomery Scott LLP
Iron Bridge Resources
Regina & James McConnell
Austin & Margaret Bennett McGreal '60
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Catherine Tucci Roberts '87
Tom & Denise Saporito
Eugene & Lynn Mulvaney Sharp '87