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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.

2018 VNSNY 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, at our 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, at our 2017 Golf Classic.

The 2018 VNSNY Golf Classic will take place on Monday, May 21st at a new venue, The Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY. Wykagyl, known as one of Westchester’s premier “classic courses,” was recently named in Top 100 courses in USA, and in Top 25 courses in New York State.

The event will raise funds for the Veterans Program from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, dedicated to providing superior hospice care that addresses 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! Funds raised at last year’s golf classic directly enabled our Veterans Program to hire an additional Veterans Hospice Liaison.

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 jbilleci@vnsny.org.

Save the Date: May 21, 2018.

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.

 

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.