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 2019 Benefit Dinner was held on Thursday, November 14th at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. The evening, themed “We Care Across New York,” raised a record-breaking $1.6 million for VNSNY Charitable Care and Community Benefit Programs.
Nearly 640 guests attended the event, which featured the presentation of the Lillian D. Wald Award to Steven M. Durels, Executive Vice President & Director of Leasing and Real Property of SL Green Realty Corp. Susan Fales-Hill was the Master of Ceremonies and Inspire Hearts Fundraising led an on-site paddle raise amongst the attendees, which raised nearly $75,000 towards the $1.6 million.
Proceeds from the event support VNSNY’s community and charitable care programs, which each year provide direct care and specialized support services to thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers, children and families, making VNSNY one of the largest and most innovative providers of home- and community-based services in the New York metropolitan area and in the United States.
View the VNSNY 2019 Gala Slideshow.
The VNSNY 2019 Golf Classic took place on Monday, May 20th, at the Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY. The event, our seventh-straight sell-out, raised nearly $285,000, a record amount, to benefit the VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care’s Veterans Program. The summerlike weather made for a perfect day to play golf and raise funds for our selfless veterans and their families.
The VNSNY 125th Anniversary Gala, “Enriching Lives: 125 Years and Counting!”, was held on Thursday, November 8th, in the recently renovated Ziegfeld Ballroom. The event raised a record-breaking $1,320,000 in donations, all to support VNSNY’s vital charitable care and community benefit programs. These include a wide range of important safety-net programs such as VNSNY’s Nurse-Family Partnership, Hospice services, and the VNSNY Research Center, amongst others.
The event featured the presentation of the Lillian D. Wald Award to April Anthony, CEO of Homecare Homebase and CEO of Encompass Health – Home Health & Hospice, and to Samuel L. (Tony) Milbank, Chair of the Board of the Milbank Memorial Fund. The award, named after the public health pioneer and founder of VNSNY, is presented each year in recognition of those who have made significant contributions to the health and welfare of others.
The event, which numbered nearly 600 in attendance, also featured an outstanding performance by stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer Jim Gaffigan, with author, producer and screenwriter Susan Fales-Hill serving as the Master of Ceremonies.
View the VNSNY 125th Gala Slideshow.