2023 Sparkle of Hope was held on
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 honoring
Adam Schechter, Chairman, President and CEO, Labcorp

The 2023 Sparkle of Hope will be held on
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 5:30pm
At The Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, NJ

Please join us as we celebrate Community Hope and its work helping homeless veterans, veteran families and adults with mental illness.

Honoree

Adam Schechter

Adam Schechter

Chairman, President and CEO
Labcorp

The Gala Chairs

Leadership Chair

Brenton L. Saunders

Brenton L. Saunders

Chairman and CEO
Bausch+Lomb Corporation

Founding Chair

Fred Hassan

Fred Hassan

Chairman
Caret Group
Director
Warburg Pincus

Honorary Chairs

Aaron Graff

Aaron Graff

Executive Vice President and CCO
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Joseph C. Papa

Joseph C. Papa

Retired Chairman and CEO
Bausch + Lomb
Chairman
SparingVision

Gala Chairs

Courtney Billington

Courtney Billington

Head, Government Affairs
North America
Johnson & Johnson
Olivier Bogillot

Olivier Bogillot

Head of US General Medicine
Sanofi
Robert A. Bradway

Robert A. Bradway

Chairman & CEO
Amgen
Victor Bulto

Victor Bulto

President, Innovative Medicines US
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Terrie Curran

Terrie Curran

CEO and President
Phathom Pharmaceuticals
Kenneth C. Frazier

Kenneth C. Frazier

Executive Chairman
Merck & Co.
Adele Gulfo

Adele Gulfo

CEO Biopharma Commercial
Sumitomo Pharma America
Anna Kazanchyn, MD

Anna Kazanchyn, MD

Founder and CEO
Saghmos Therapeutics
William J. Lewis, JD

William J. Lewis, JD

Chairman & CEO
Insmed
Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna

Former Chairman and CEO
Prometheus Biosciences
Tarek Rabah

Tarek Rabah

Chief Executive Officer
Otsuka America, Inc.
Brent Ragans

Brent Ragans

President
Ferring U.S.

The Sparkle of Hope Gala was founded in 1997 by pharmaceutical icon Fred Hassan and has raised over $19 million in support of Community Hope. Now in its 27th year, this signature event brings together the pharmaceutical and related industries and their leaders in support of Community Hope’s residential and support services which complement pharmaceutical advancements in mental health treatment. In 2017, Founding Chair, Fred Hassan turned over leadership of the event to Brent Saunders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bausch + Lomb. Under Brent Saunders’ leadership, has grown into one of NJ’s signature networking events. The Sparkle of Hope was held in person in 2022 after a 2 year in-person hiatus and was a huge success.  The 2023 Event, honoring Adam Schechter, Chairman, CEO and President of Labcorp promises to be another unforgettable event.

2023 Sparkle of Hope Event Journal

Sparkle of Hope Journal 2023

Thank you to our 2023 supporters!

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Contact Peggy Banko, Development Director at mbanko@communityhope-nj.org or by phone at 973-463-9600 ext. 303 with questions or more information.

View The 2022 Sparkle of Hope Gala

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