To our partners, donors and friends who made this year’s Americares Airlift Benefit so memorable — our sincerest thanks. On Saturday, we celebrated Americares life-changing work, made possible by support from friends like you.
Because of your generosity, we were able to raise nearly $1.8 million, which will help make better health possible for countless individuals in the U.S. and around the world.
Americares is committed to saving lives and improving the health of people affected by poverty and disaster. We are grateful for your partnership and hope to see you at next year’s event.
With sincerest gratitude,
Christine SquiresPresident and CEO
Event Terms & Conditions
News Anchor, NBC News’ TODAYand Co-anchor, 3rd Hour of TODAY
Photo: NBC News/TODAY
NEWS ANCHOR, “TODAY” AND CO-HOST, “3rd HOUR OF TODAY”
Craig Melvin is an award-winning news anchor on NBC News’ “TODAY,” a co-host of “3rd Hour of TODAY” and a host of syndicated “Dateline NBC” broadcasts.
Melvin has covered a wide-range of news events, including several Republican and Democratic National Conventions and three Presidential Inaugurations. His coverage of politics has included notable interviews with former President Bill Clinton, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Secretaries of State John Kerry, Mike Pompeo and Condoleezza Rice. He has also covered tragic mass shootings across the country for the network, including Dallas and Orlando in 2016; Charleston, South Carolina in 2015; the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. in 2013; and Sandy Hook in 2012. Melvin reported extensively on police involved shootings and subsequent protests nationwide.
In addition, he has also covered four Olympic Games and six Super Bowls. Prior to joining NBC News and MSNBC in July 2011, Melvin was a weekend anchor for WRC, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington, DC. Before that, Melvin earned acclaim as an evening news anchor at WIS in Columbia, South Carolina, which is also his hometown.
Melvin is a graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he serves on the board of trustees. He is an active member in several charities, including the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
Melvin lives in Connecticut with his wife, awarding winning sportscaster Lindsay Czarniak, who is a Fox Sports reporter and the host of the podcast “The Artist and The Athlete.” They have a son and daughter.
Melvin is on Twitter at @craigmelvin.
Join us at 6:00 pmCocktail Attire
79 Tower Road; Hangar E-2Westchester County AirportWest Harrison, NY 10604
We have canceled the airlift to Puerto Rico so we can focus on our response to Hurricane Fiona. The Americares team in San Juan is dedicating all of their efforts to the response and recovery. As an organization that focuses on urgent health needs, we are using the breadth of our resources—medicine, relief supplies, logistics and staff expertise—for those who need them most.
We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday evening, October 1, and sharing the extraordinary work of our team with you—work that is all the more urgent in light of Hurricane Fiona.
We hope you will join us to recognize, not only the work that you make possible, but to honor Puerto Rico’s greatest resource – its people. And we look forward to next year when we can resume our airlift for our guests.
Percival Barretto-Ko* | Roberta* and James Conroy^Erica Hill* and David Yount | Marti Noxon | Joy^ and Eric Weintz, M.D.^
Janice^ and Stan Abshier^Elizabeth P. Allen+Carol+ and George BauerLois and Robert Baylis*Linda and Jeffrey Becker*Caitlin^ and Greg BehrmanAnkur Bhargava●Stephen Blewitt^Diane^ and Jim BosekSara● and Tim Bosek*● Courtenay and T.J. Carella^ Daniel N. Caron^ Holly^ and Adam Casella^ Charles R.+ and Vicki Chandler Elizabeth^ and Jay Chandler^ Eva Chan and Stephen Winter, MD+ Katy Close, MD and Christopher BuckleyAnita Cobb^ and Neil Budnick^Vicki^ and John Crum^Deirdre Dunn and Walter Weil*Robin A. Duska^Betty and Alan Feldman, MD^Alison^ and Patrick Fels^Desmond FitzGerald^Elizabeth* and Christian FrankMaura and Steve Gallucci*Susan and Joe Garofoli^Susan Grossman* and Kent Dombal
Farrell Ulrich Hanifin●Amanda and Bryan Hanson+Jamie Hedrick●Mary and C. Robert Henrikson+Sandy^ and Felix Hernandez^Alexa^ and Ward Horton^Samhita* and Ignacio JayantiMary^ and Kim Jeffery^Harry Jones III^Francine* and John KatsoudasDimitra Kefallonitou^ and Akshay Gupta^Cordy and John Kelly+Janie^ and Jason Konidaris^Rose^ and Bill Krivoshik^Patricia and Paul Kuehner+Christina Lari and Cary Potter^Rita and Jerry Leamon+Nora and Rob Leary+Alec Magdaleno●Diane and C. Dean Maglaris+Alvia and Mehdi Mahmud*Tizzie^ and Tom Mantione^Megan and Keith McAllister+Elaine M. McLeodTracy^ and Joe Merrill^+Paul Mignone●Jane Musky and Tony Goldwyn*Julie^ and Bas NieuweWeme^
Michael J. Nyenhuis+Jessica and Kennedy Odede*Jennifer and Ari Perkins, MD^Janice^ and Bruce Richards^Christopher Robb^Katie Rohn●Leah Rosenberg^ and Jeremy Ruch^Debbie and Joe Rucci+Kierstie and Josh Rucci^Melissa and Alan Rwambuya*Karin and Steve Sadove*Sarah* and Alexander Saint-AmandBeverly Schuch+Christine Squires* and Steve PashkoffRichard Townsend^Lisa and Michael Ullmann*Karan Vazirani●Kathy and Curt Welling+Deborah and Gary WendtNadja West, MD* and Don WestDean Michelle Williams* and Todd CurtisMegin and Adam Wolfman^Melissa and Andrew Woolford^
*Americares Board of Directors+Emeritus Board^Leadership Council● Junior Council
Americares Strategic Health Partners provide support at the highest levels to fuel health and emergency response programming around the world. At Americares, we believe health is fundamental.
Thank you to Americares Emergency Response Partners, whose annual support enables Americares to maintain a constant state of readiness and launch robust responses to disasters here in the U.S. and around the world.
Read the Full Terms & Conditions here
Since 1979, Americares has provided more than $20 billion in aid to 164 countries.
Americares reaches 85 countries a year on average, helping millions of people access critical health services.