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Giving

Fundraising Events

Special fundraising events are held throughout the year to support the Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s charitable and community benefit programs so that compassionate care can be provided to the most vulnerable and underserved populations who need it most.

Annually, VNSNY hosts two major fundraising events, including the fall VNSNY Benefit Dinner and the spring Golf Classic.  Both events are successful ways for VNSNY to build awareness of our mission and help generate contributions from philanthropic organizations and individuals.

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York 2017 Benefit Dinner

VNSNY 2017 Benefit Dinner Master of Ceremonies Dr. Max Gomez, Lillian D. Wald Award Recipient Kathy Hirata Chin, VNSNY President & CEO Dr. Christopher T. Olivia, Lillian D. Wald Award Recipient Bert E. Brodsky and VNSNY Board Chair John P. Rafferty.

VNSNY 2017 Benefit Dinner Master of Ceremonies Dr. Max Gomez, Lillian D. Wald Award Recipient Kathy Hirata Chin, VNSNY President & CEO Dr. Christopher T. Olivia, Lillian D. Wald Award Recipient Bert E. Brodsky and VNSNY Board Chair John P. Rafferty.

Together, We Can Make a Difference

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) 2017 Benefit Dinner, “Together, We Can Make a Difference,” was held on Wednesday, November 1st at the Pierre Hotel. The event raised nearly $1 million for VNSNY Children & Family Services programs. WCBS – TV Medical Correspondent Dr. Max Gomez served as the evening’s master of ceremonies.

This year marked 150 years since the birth of Lillian D. Wald, founder of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and the event featured the presentation of the Lillian D. Wald Award to Bert E. Brodsky, Founding Chairman & President of Sandata Technologies, and to Kathy Hirata Chin, Senior Counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. The award, named after the founder of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the health and welfare of others.

The evening also featured an archival video from the VNSNY 50th Anniversary (1943), and recognition of Executive Vice President and Chief of Provider Operations Marki Flannery, as she readies to leave VNSNY after a 35 year career.

Next year’s event will mark the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

2017 Golf Classic

Honorary Chair Joseph Vitti, US Army Ret., presents Mark Sobieski of TMG Health with the grand raffle prize, a $1,000 Cobra/Puma Gift Card.

Honorary Chair Joseph Vitti, US Army Ret., presents Mark Sobieski of TMG Health with the grand raffle prize, a $1,000 Cobra/Puma Gift Card.

On Monday, June 12th, the VNSNY 2017 Golf Classic was held at The Apawamis Club in Rye, NY.  A sold-out crowd of golfers braved the heat for a day of golf, and an evening of cocktails, auction items, dinner, awards and prizes.

As announced by VNSNY President & CEO Dr. Christopher Olivia, the event raised more than $225,000 for the Veterans Program from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care.  The dinner proceedings, including all of the many awards and prizes, was hosted by Event Co-Chair, EVP and Chief of Provider Operations Marki Flannery, with help from Honorary Chair and VNSNY Veterans Program Hospice Liaison Joseph Vitti, US Army Retired.

The VNSNY Golf Classic has sold out every year since it began in 2013.

VNSNY 2016 Benefit Dinner

Marki Flannery, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, John Rafferty, Amy Berman, and Amy Freeze

Marki Flannery, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, John Rafferty, Amy Berman, and Amy Freeze. Photo credit: Joe Vericker/Photobureau

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) 2016 Benefit Dinner, “Together, We Can Make a Difference,” was held on Thursday, November 10, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The event raised $900,000 for VNSNY Children & Family Services programs. WABC- TV Meteorologist Amy Freeze served as the evening’s master of ceremonies.

The evening featured the presentation of the Lillian D. Wald Award to VNSNY Emeritus Board Member Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen (known to most as “Nonnie”), and to VNSNY Board Member Corinne H. Rieder, EdD (known to most as “Cory”). Dr. Rieder’s award was accepted on her behalf by her colleague, Dr. Amy Berman. The award, named after the founder of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to the health and welfare of others.

Ms. Frelinghuysen, who has served on the VNSNY Board of Directors for 28 years, is the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Rieder, a VNSNY Board Member for 11 years, is the former President of The John A. Hartford Foundation.