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Join us at the 35th Americares Airlift Benefit! Celebrate the power we have to save lives and improve health for millions of people in the United States and around the world. Sponsor a table and reserve your seat on our Airlift — an exclusive 24-hour experience to see Americares impact firsthand in Puerto Rico.

Make a Reservation

Event Terms & Conditions

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Join us at 6:00 pm
Cocktail Attire

Citi Aviation Facility

79 Tower Road; Hangar E-2
Westchester County Airport
West Harrison, NY 10604

Special Presentation

Bob and Leila Macauley
Humanitarian Spirit Award

Join the Airlift to Puerto Rico

Your sponsorship at the Compassion level or above includes one or more seats on Americares Airlift to Puerto Rico, a 24-hour lifechanging experience. A chartered plane will leave from the Citigroup hangar venue midway through the evening event to take guests on a journey.

A Story of Strength and Recovery: Five years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Americares health programs are improving lives across the island. A group of Airlift Benefit guests will leave directly from the venue and embark on a 24-hour trip to Puerto Rico to see firsthand how good health can transform lives. Our actions on October 1 will improve health in dozens of countries, including the United States.

Your sponsorship will promote your commitment to a world in which all people have a pathway to a lifetime of health and support Americares health programs worldwide.

Champion: $250,000

4 tables of 10
6 Seats on the Airlift

Benefactor: $100,000

3 tables of 10
4 Seats on the Airlift

Ambassador: $50,000

2 tables of 10
3 Seats on the Airlift

Humanitarian : $30,000

1 tables of 10
2 Seats on the Airlift

Compassion : $15,000

1 tables of 10
1 Seat on the Airlift


For more information on sponsorship
or individual tickets,
please contact
events@americares.org.

Make a Reservation

Please note:

  • Space on the Airlift is limited – Passengers must be confirmed by September 9, 2022.
  • If purchasing a table, Americares will contact you for guest names.
  • Please make checks payable to Americares.
  • The non tax-deductible portion of each ticket/seat is $160. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
  • The safety of our guests is of utmost importance. Guests will be provided
    with detailed information on COVID-19 protocols closer to the date of the event.
    Americares abides by state and local guidelines and our Medical Team is
    providing up-to-the-minute guidance on COVID-19 safety.
  • Read Event Terms & Conditions

Event Co-Chairs

Percival Barretto-Ko* | Roberta* and James Conroy^
Erica Hill* and David Yount | Marti Noxon | Joy^ and Eric Weintz, M.D.^

Host Committee

Janice^ and Stan Abshier^
Elizabeth P. Allen+
Carol+ and George Bauer
Lois and Robert Baylis*
Linda and Jeffrey Becker*
Caitlin^ and Greg Behrman
Ankur Bhargava●
Stephen Blewitt^
Diane^ and Jim Bosek
Sara● 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 Buckley
Anita 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 Frank
Maura 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 Jayanti
Mary^ and Kim Jeffery^
Harry Jones III^
Francine* and John Katsoudas
Dimitra 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. McLeod
Tracy^ 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-Amand
Beverly Schuch+
Betsey^ and Arthur Selkowitz^
Christine Squires* and
Steve Pashkoff
Richard Townsend^
Lisa and Michael Ullmann*
Karan Vazirani●
Kathy and Curt Welling+
Deborah and Gary Wendt
Nadja West, MD* and Don West
Dean Michelle Williams* and
Todd Curtis
Megin and Adam Wolfman^
Melissa and Andrew Woolford^


*Americares Board of Directors
+Emeritus Board
^Leadership Council
● Junior Council

Gala Covid Policy

Read the Full Terms & Conditions here


  • Proof of vaccination: Upon arrival at the event, all attendees will be asked to provide a paper or digital copy of proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination that includes a booster dose, if eligible (vaccination must be completed at least two weeks prior to the event). Please note that Americares will not collect proof of vaccination and will only require that you show proof of vaccination during check-in at the event site.  
  • Exposure or illness:If you have any COVID-like symptoms, feel unwell in any way or have had possible exposure or a pending COVID test, we request that you please do not attend the event. 
  • COVID-19 testing: While not required, we encourage that you take a test for COVID-19 within 24 hours of the event.  
  • Masks: Masks are encouraged, but not required, for this event.

Airlift Attendee Covid Policy

Read the Full Terms & Conditions here


  • Proof of vaccination: All attendees will be asked to provide a paper or digital copy of proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination that includes a booster dose, if eligible (vaccination must be completed at least two weeks prior to the event). Please note that Americares will not collect proof of vaccination and will only require that you show proof of vaccination during check-in at the event site.  
  • Exposure or illness: if you have any COVID-like symptoms, feel unwell in any way or have a pending COVID test or possible exposure, we request that you do not attend.  
  • COVID-19 testing: During flight check-in, all attendees will be asked for proof of a negative lab-based antigen test taken the morning of the airlift. Americares can provide names of clinics in the area that provide testing.  
  • Masks: Masks are encouraged, but not currently required, for most venues in Puerto Rico. Please note: Masks will be required for all indoor facility visits.  

Americares COVID-19 protocols are subject to change based on updates to local COVID requirements and regulations in Puerto Rico.  


Americares save lives and improves health for people affected by poverty and disasters so they can reach their full potential.

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.