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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 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.

VNSNY 2019 Benefit

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York 2019 Benefit will be held on Thursday, November 14th at The Ziegfeld Ballroom, honoring Steven M. Durels of SL Green Realty Corp.


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2019 VNSNY Golf Classic

Many of the day’s golfers practicing their putting before the shotgun start.

Many of the day’s golfers practicing their putting before the shotgun start.

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.


Visiting Nurse Service of New York 125th Anniversary Gala

From left to right: Chairman of the Board John P. Rafferty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Marki Flannery, honoree April Anthony, honoree Tony Milbank and emcee Susan Fales-Hill.

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.

VNSNY 125th Anniversary Gala Slideshow