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 2020 Virtual Gala, “Care You Can Count On—From Those Who Count On You” was celebrated with a program video, which premiered November 12 on our event website, www.vnsnygala.org. This virtual event, a first for VNSNY, raised $1,165,000 for our VNSNY Coronavirus Response Fund and our charitable care and community benefit programs.
The 2020 Virtual Gala video included the acceptance of the Lillian D. Wald Award by John R. Greed, Chairman, President & CEO of Mutual of America Financial Group. 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 video also included a “Thank You to the VNSNY Frontline Responders,” our on-the-ground workforce who have played such a critical role during this COVID-19 pandemic, continuing our more than 125-year tradition of being there for New Yorkers even in the most dire health care crises.
In addition to the program video, the event website also contains our 2020 Virtual Journal, lists of the event’s leadership and supporters, and videos and information about VNSNY, our COVID-19 response efforts, and our honoree, John R. Greed.
You can still view the program video and support this effort by donating at www.vnsnygala.org.
For information, contact John Billeci at [email protected] or 212-609-1565 or 917-566-4101.
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York 2020 Golf Classic, re-scheduled for August 3rd, had to be canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.
The decision was not an easy one. As a leading health care organization in New York, VNSNY is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone we’re in contact with, including our staff, our patients, and our guests at VNSNY events. After much thought and consideration, and with the New York State restrictions and guidelines in place, it was decided we could not go ahead with the event in the manner that people are so accustomed to and look forward to with such enthusiasm. It was the responsible and prudent decision.
We did not take this decision lightly. Besides being a wonderful opportunity to bring together VNSNY’s friends and supporters, the 2020 VNSNY Golf Classic was to provide much-needed funds for our Coronavirus Response Fund as well as the VNSNY Veterans Programs. We hope you understand these ongoing needs, and we look forward to greeting you during better times at our 2021 outing.
Please contact John Billeci at [email protected] or 212-609-1565 with any questions.
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.
Learn more about the VNSNY 2020 Golf Classic.
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.