TRANSFORMATIVE GIVING

With a Vision and a Passion, Graf Center Comes to Life

David and Jennifer Graf grew up in Bergen County and now call the Borough of Cresskill home, together with their two daughters, Amanda and Caroline. For the gregarious couple, supporting Englewood Hospital and Medical Center comes naturally.

“Jen and I each had a long familiarity with EHMC. We were looking for a way to contribute to the community and decided that helping the medical center would allow us to make a difference we could see,” shares David.

As early lead benefactors of Transforming the Future: Our Campaign for Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Jennifer and David made a significant gift to name the Center for Integrative Medicine. Jennifer continues, “For me, it is a dream come true to join with the medical center in creating the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine. We appreciate the platform EHMC has given us to speak about the importance of this service and what it will mean for our community.”

In addition to their generous campaign gift, the Grafs also host a yearly benefit to support integrative medicine services at EHMC. The 2015 benefit was held on November 12, drawing upwards of 200 guests and serving as an opportunity for friends and supporters to learn more about the center and its services. Says David, “We think it is important to share the value of this medical center with our friends, who are also community members and have a stake in the quality of life here; they should see the value we see.”