Trustee Diane E. Kaneb Honored with Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award

March 15, 2011

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(l to r) NEAHP President Heather Johnston, Al Kaneb, honoree Diane E. Kaneb and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary President and CEO John Fernandez.

Boston -- (March 15, 2011) -- The New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP) on March 14 honored Mass. Eye and Ear Trustee Diane E. Kaneb with the 2011 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award. The NEAHP Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award was founded in 1978 to recognize an extraordinary philanthropist in New England who has made significant contributions to a New England health care organization. The ceremony took place at the Newport Marriott in Newport, RI. Kaneb has supported the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for the past 25 years. She was a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors for 23 years, including serving as Chairman of the Board from 2006 through 2009, and as Chair of the largest fundraising campaign in the hospital’s history. Kaneb, along with her husband, Al, have enjoyed a lifetime of community service, supporting many hospitals and social service agencies throughout their lives.

Founded in 1824, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School. For more information, call 617-523-7900 or visit