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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 Squires
President and CEO

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


The Airlift to Puerto Rico

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.

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+
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

Strategic Health Partners

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.

Emergency Response Partners

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.

Gala Covid Policy

Read the Full Terms & Conditions here

  • Proof of vaccination: Although Americares will not ask attendees to show proof of vaccination at the gala, it respectfully requests that everyone be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters at the time of the event, for the health and safety of themselves and all attendees.  
  • 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.

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.