Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 6, 2015 – The AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on Oct. 3, 2015, raised a record $2.6 million for the emergency response and global health organization’s work in more than 90 countries. AmeriCares Ambassador Tony Goldwyn was the special guest and Erica Hill, co-anchor of Weekend TODAY and national correspondent for NBC News, served as Master of Ceremonies. Goldwyn, star of ABC’s Scandal, spoke about his 20-year involvement with the charity and urged supporters in the room and his fans following the event on social media to give generously.
“Over the years, we’ve seen time after time how this willingness to step up, respond to crises and help people rebuild their lives is baked into the DNA of this extraordinary organization,” Goldwyn said. “Together, we will respond to crises. Together, we will help communities recover and together, we will transform the future for millions of people.”
More than 800 guests attended the 28th annual AmeriCares Airlift Benefit at the J.P. Morgan Chase Hangar at Westchester County Airport presented by lead sponsor Medtronic. The evening culminated with 89 guests boarding a plane to see the clinics, hospitals and community health programs AmeriCares supports in Guatemala. The whirlwind 24-hour experience gave supporters an up-close look at the impact AmeriCares is making with its health programs in underserved communities around the world.
Moffly Media is the magazine sponsor of the 2015 AmeriCares Airlift Benefit.