Rehoboth Jazz fest donates $15,000 to Beebe foundation

Shown in the picture left to right: Kas Naylor, Delaware Celebration of Jazz board member; Dennis Santangini, Delaware Celebration of Jazz President, Diane Barlow, Gift Planning Officer, Beebe Medical Foundation; Tom Protack, Vice President of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation; Judy Aliquo, CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation.

The Beebe Medical Foundation recently received a $15,000 donation from the Delaware Celebration of Jazz, producers of the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival.

This generous gift was presented to the Foundation by board members, Dennis Santangini and Kas Naylor. The gift will be used to help serve oncology patients at Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center.

“We are so thankful for this year’s contribution from the Rehoboth Jazz Festival in addition to their past twelve years of generosity,” said Tom Protack, Beebe Medical Foundation’s Vice President of Development.

Thirteen years ago, the Delaware Celebration of Jazz selected the Tunnell Cancer Center as its designated recipient for the festival’s proceeds.


Delaware Celebration of Jazz Board President Dennis Santangini, offered the following, “Years ago, when my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center, and in particular Dr. Peri, provided us with tremendous support and compassion during that difficult time. In an effort to keep this wonderful institution helping people who have been afflicted with the disease, we choose Tunnell Cancer Center as our charitable designation.

Board Member Kas Naylor says of Dennis Santangini, “If not for Denny, I’m not sure we’d still have the Jazz Festival. His commitment and hard work has helped this annual festival continue to grow and flourish.”

The 28th Annual Jazz Festival produced by the Delaware Celebration of Jazz 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation will be held October 12-15.For more information, visit Beebe Healthcare is a sponsor of the Rehoboth Jazz Festival for the opening night and the Saturday night 7:30 p.m. All-Star show.

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