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VNSW Foundation's 2018 Spring Benefit Gala a Great Success!   

The VNSW Foundation, Inc. held  another successful  Spring Benefit Gala on May 16, 2018 at the beautiful Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, with close to 200 people in attendance representing the region's healthcare, business and nonprofit communities.  The event raised approximately $100,000 which will help support the vital home healthcare services and free community health education programs and screenings provided by VNS Westchester to residents of Westchester, the Bronx, Dutchess, Putnam and Rockland counties. Many thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors!

The event honored two extraordinary individuals and an innovative digital healthcare service provider for helping VNSW advance our mission of promoting the health and sustaining the independence of more than 10,000 patients and community residents each year: Nancy Rudolph, Esq., retiring after six years of dedicated service as a member and past Treasurer of our Board of Directors, received the Distinguished Service Award for her stewarship of fiscal policies that have helped VNSW maintain and expand vital services; Carolyn Rogers, RN, was recipient of our Outstanding Achievement in Nursing Award, for her dedicated service as a VNSW nurse for 30 years before retiring, and for her volunteer services for the agency's "Ask the Visiting Nurse" free community service program. Vital Care Services received the Community Leadership Award, accepted by Co-Founder, Chris Gaur, for helping our affiliate agency, Westchester Care at Home, improve the health of its eldery clientele through a NYS grant-funded program that is training its home care staff on the use of remote digital health tracking devices in the home. 

Our sincere thanks to the following for contributing to the evening's success: Event Co-Chairs, VNSW Foundation Board Members, Anne Sweazey and Katharine W. Conroy, and our entire Event Committee; our  Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group Board; Event Host, Ken Buffa, NBC 4 NY's Westchester Reporter; and Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo Private Bank and Commercial Bank.

And many thanks to our team of staff volunteers: Angela De Piano, Deanna Finley, Corinne Lakhwani, Yvonne Lewis, Susan Lucas, Denise Massaro, Michele DelliCarpini, Joe Borrelli, and Stephen Carty. 

Photo (left to right): Honorees: Chris and Dave Gaur, Vital Care Services; Nancy Rudolph; Carolyn Rogers; with Westchester County Executive, George Latimer;  Board Chair, Dr. Amy Ansehl; and Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group President & CEO, Timothy Leddy.