Hundreds of supporters, friends, and colleagues joined Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health Friday, October 22 for its 34th annual Champagne Ball – this year virtually. The evening celebrated Westchester business leader and philanthropist Thomas E. Hales with a special posthumous tribute, raising more than $640,000 in support of the hospital’s services for the community.

A Westchester native, Hales was highly regarded as the leader of Union State Bank. Under his direction, the bank grew from $23 million to more than $3 billion in assets. Hales and his wife, Alice Marie, were also compassionate philanthropists who contributed to numerous organizations, including major support for the Thomas E. and Alice M. Hales Endoscopy Unit and the Alice Marie and Thomas E. Hales Pediatric Treatment Area of the Emergency Department