The development board of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital held a successful casino night event in honor of the late Eric Matza, its former vice president of development, on Saturday, November 2, at the Sands at Atlantic Beach. More than 450 people came out that evening to pay tribute to Mr. Matza, his longtime career in fundraising and development, and his involvement in the community. More than $160,000 was raised for the Eric Matza Outpatient Imaging Center at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.
Mr. Matza held the position of vice president for development and public affairs at St. John’s for more than 10 years. Previously, he was director of development and public affairs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for many years. He was a member in good standing of the Rockaway Rotary. He died of cancer earlier this year.
Many thanks to the event’s generous sponsors, including Modern Construction, Robert Matza, the Medical Staff Society of St. John’s Hunter Ambulance, and Jzanus. v