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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 year-end VNSNY Benefit Dinner and a spring Golf Outing.  Both events are successful ways for VNSNY to build awareness of our mission and help generate contributions from philanthropic organizations and individuals.

2017 Golf Classic


The 2017 VNSNY Golf Classic will take place on Monday, June 12th at The Apawamis Club in Rye, NY, with ACE Sponsorship by the Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group.

The event will raise funds for the Veterans Program from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, which combines compassionate care and clinical best practices to provide specialized medical, spiritual, and emotional support to address the unique needs of veterans and their families.  VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care is proud to have achieved the We Honor Veterans Partner Level Four status, the highest level a hospice provider can achieve.

Save the date!

There are numerous sponsorships available at all price levels, including sponsorships for those that do not play golf but still want to be a visible supporter of this special event. For information, please contact John Billeci, Director of Special Events, at 212-609-1565 or

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.

The event for the first time will be held at The Pierre Hotel on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

To find out more about this annual event, please contact John Billeci, Director of Special Events, at 1-212-609-1565 or