Frank G. Cannata, founder and editor-at-large; Nancy Karole Kennedy, director of development, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation; CJ Cannata, president and CEO; Joseph Cusumano; and Carol C. Cannata, SVP.
Marie Cusumano Endowed Scholarship Honors Cannata Family Matriarch
The Cannata Report has announced the final tally of $216,000 raised from its 37th Annual Awards & Charities Gala held November 10th to establish the Marie Cusumano Endowed Scholarship at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. The Cannata Report has collectively raised approximately $1.5 million for Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation in recent years.
Cusumano is the late sister of Frank G. Cannata, founder of The Cannata Report. Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation will manage the endowment honoring her and will award a scholarship, beginning in spring 2024, to a medical student based on academic performance and financial need.
“We are incredibly grateful for the continued generosity of Frank and CJ Cannata and everyone at The Cannata Report,” says Jeffrey Boscamp, M.D., dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. “Scholarships are essential to ensuring that individuals with the drive and aptitude to become physicians have the ability to do so, regardless of their socioeconomic background. We are honored to be able to award a deserving student with this most meaningful gift, made from the heart.”
“We are so grateful for the tremendous support we received from all segments of the office technology industry at our 2022 Annual Gala. There is no better way to pay tribute to my Aunt Marie Cusumano, whose kindness and caring nurtured many in need, than with a scholarship that will aid a medical student. We are grateful to Hackensack Meridian Health for its partnership and for helping us create an enduring memorial that will benefit so many,” said CJ Cannata, president and CEO.
The Cannata Report‘s 37th Annual Awards and Charities Gala, themed “Shake It Up,” was sponsored by Hytec Dealer Services and ConnectWise and held at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey, on November 11, 2022. Additional sponsors included HP, the Cocktail Party sponsor, and Polek & Polek and Xerox, who co-sponsored the After Party.