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On Saturday, October 13, partners and friends will gather for the 31st Americares Airlift Benefit.

Join us for a unique experience in an airplane hangar transformed for an inspirational evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing, followed by our signature Airlift. 

This year, we will travel to Puerto Rico, where communities are struggling to recover following Hurricane Maria.



Saturday, October 13, 2018
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
JPMorgan Chase Hangar E1 – 73 Tower Road
Westchester County Airport – White Plains, New York



Roberta and Jim Conroy
Islonca and James Hasso
Karin and Steve Sadove

  • Airlift Departure


    Passengers on the Airlift will depart from Westchester County Airport at approximately 10:00 p.m., arriving in Ponce, Puerto Rico about 2:00 a.m. local time.

  • Airlift Return


    Sunday morning we will gather for breakfast, followed by a day of activities. We will depart from Ponce in the late afternoon and expect to arrive at Westchester County Airport around 10:00 p.m.

Americares in
Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 18, 2017, the massive storm’s 155 mph winds tore off roofs and cut the island’s power supply, while torrential rain flooded communities. Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million residents were without power for months and many had no water. Survivors sought health care in damaged health centers operating on generators. Americares immediate response included airlifts of medicine and medical supplies, mobile medical teams for vulnerable patients in remote communities, support for damaged health centers and transportation for patients in need of critical care. Americares long-term recovery activities focus on mental health and disaster preparedness, with the goal of a fully recovered and more resilient Puerto Rico.

Our Sponsors


  • Benefactors

    • The Conroy Family
    • The Weisman Family
  • Ambassador

    • Goldman Sachs Gives/Ali and Pat Fels
    • Patricia and Paul Kuehner
    • Rita and Jerry Leamon
    • Mrs. Robert C. Macauley
    • Karin and Stephen Sadove
    • The Walsh Family
    • Anonymous
  • Humanitarian

    • Carol and George Bauer
    • Lois and Bob Baylis
    • Baxter International Inc.
    • BD
    • Cynthia and Mac Brighton
    • Dr. Katherine Close and Christopher Buckley
    • Deloitte
    • Susan and Joe Garofoli
    • Rose and Bill Krivoshik
    • Diane and Dean Maglaris
    • Alvia and Mehdi Mahmud
    • Tracy and Joe Merrill
    • New York Football Giants
    • Karen and Chester Opalka
    • Mrs. J. Paul Rodriguez and Elizabeth and Jay Chandler
    • Sarah and Alexander Saint-Amand
    • Megin and Adam Wolfman
  • Compassion

    • AbbVie
    • Elizabeth Peale Allen
    • Linda and Jeffrey Becker
    • BLT/Harbor Point
    • Daniel N. Caron
    • Anita Cobb and Neil Budnick
    • Mark Dalton
    • Marlene and Brian Dooner
    • Elizabeth and Christian Frank
    • Geller & Company
    • Gail and David Gluckman
    • Islonca and James Hasso
    • Mary and C. Robert Henrikson
    • Horizon Pharma
    • Mary and Kim Jeffery
    • Jennifer Kline and Arman Gokgol-Kline
    • Korn Ferry
    • Susan E. Lynch
    • Julie and Bas NieuweWeme
    • Northern Trust 
    • Marti Noxon
    • Sandy and Michael J. Nyenhuis
    • Onward and Upward Charitable Foundation/Talivity
    • Natasha and David Pearson
    • Liza and Chris Pohle
    • Laura and Joseph P. Riccardo, Jr.
    • Debbie and Joe Rucci and Rucci Law Group LLC
    • Sanofi US
    • Alana and Jed Selkowitz
    • Selkowitz Family Foundation
    • Namrata Sharma and Nandit Soparkar
    • Debi and Jay Shaw
    • Karen Sherman
    • Julia B. Fee and William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
    • Debbie and Craig Stapleton
    • Jennifer Toll
    • Eva and Christian Trefz
    • Melissa and Andrew Woolford
  • Special Thanks

    • JPMorgan Chase
    • Westchester County Airport
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