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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 only by support from friends like you. We also wished our Airlift passengers a safe trip to the Dominican Republic, where they saw firsthand how Americares is improving the health of families and communities — truly helping people reach their full potential.

Because of your generosity, we were able to raise more than $2.8 million, which will help make 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. The 2020 Airlift Benefit will feature an Airlift to Honduras, where Americares reaches dozens of local health providers — including hospitals and local health centers — and provided nearly $15 million in aid last year.



Michael J. Nyenhuis
Americares CEO




Destination: Dominican Republic

On Saturday, October 5, partners and friends will gather for the 32nd Americares Airlift Benefit.

Join us for an inspirational evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Americares Airlift Benefit. Travel with us to the Dominican Republic and see how Americares is providing health and hope in this Caribbean nation. 


Saturday, October 5, 2019
5:30 – 11:00 p.m.
JPMorgan Chase Hangar E1 – 73 Tower Road
Westchester County Airport – White Plains, New York



Roberta and Jim Conroy
Ali and Pat Fels
Alvia and Medhi Mahmud



Jane Musky and Tony Goldwyn



Actor, Director and Producer

Tony Goldwyn

Mr. Goldwyn joined the board in 2018. An actor, director and producer best known for his starring role as President Fitzgerald Grant on the hit television show “Scandal,” he has appeared in and/or directed dozens of feature films and television shows throughout his successful career. A longtime Americares supporter, Mr. Goldwyn has served as an Americares ambassador since 2014. 

CNN Anchor and National Correspondent

Erica Hill

Veteran morning TV anchor and award-winning journalist Erica Hill serves as CNN lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent. Most recently, she anchored HLN’s On the Story with Erica Hill, a daily, New York-based daytime news program. During her tenure, she covered major news stories on location including, in 2017, the Las Vegas shooting and hurricane Irma from Florida.

Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be honored for his dedication to humanitarian causes at the Americares Airlift Benefit on Oct. 5. Dr. Gupta will receive the Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award, which honors outstanding individuals who exemplify extraordinary courage and commitment to humanitarian endeavors and making a difference in the world.

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  • Benefactors

    • The Conroy Family
    • The Weisman Family
  • Ambassador

    • Anonymous
    • Goldman Sachs Gives/Ali and Pat Fels
    • Patricia and Paul Kuehner
    • Rita and Jerry Leamon
    • The Macauley Family
    • Alvia and Mehdi Mahmud
    • Karin and Stephen Sadove
    • Zimmer Biomet
  • Humanitarian

    • Anonymous
    • Carol and George Bauer
    • Baxter International Inc.
    • Lois and Bob Baylis
    • BD
    • Cynthia and Mac Brighton
    • Dr. Katy Close and Christopher Buckley
    • Cisco Systems 
    • Deloitte
    • Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
    • Harbor Lights Foundation
    • Mary and C. Robert Henrikson
    • Francine and John Katsoudas
    • Mastercard
    • Tracy and Joe Merrill
    • The Donald T. Netter Foundation
    • Jennifer and Dr. Ari Perkins
    • Mrs. J. Paul Rodriguez and Elizabeth and Jay Chandler
    • Sarah and Alexander Saint-Amand
    • The Selander Foundation
    • Tylis Family Foundation
    • Lisa and Michael Ullmann
    • Mimi and Frank Walsh
  • Compassion

    • AbbVie
    • AmerisourceBergen
    • Astellas US
    • Elizabeth Peale Allen
    • Linda and Jeffrey Becker
    • BLT/Harbor Point
    • Anita Cobb and Neil Budnick
    • Daniel N. Caron
    • CNN
    • Mark Dalton
    • Betty and Dr. Alan Feldman
    • Susan and Joe Garofoli
    • Geller & Company
    • Susan Grossman and Kent Dombal
    • Amanda and Bryan Hanson
    • Horizon Pharma
    • Alexa and Ward Horton
    • Mary and Kim Jeffery
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Korn Ferry
    • Susan Lynch
    • New York Football Giants
    • Northern Trust
    • Tizzie and Tom Mantione
    • Marti Noxon
    • The Nyenhuis Family
    • Onward and Upward Charitable Foundation/Talivity
    • Karen and Chester Opalka
    • Debbie and Joe Rucci
      and Rucci Law Group LLC
    • Sanofi US
    • Alana and Jed Selkowitz
    • Selkowitz Family Foundation
    • Namrata Sharma and Nandit Soparkar
    • Colleen and Donald Shelden
    • Julia B. Fee and William Pitt 
      Sotheby’s International Realty
    • Stamford Health
    • Debbie and Craig Stapleton
    • Jennifer Toll
    • Eva and Christian Trefz
    • US Bank
    • Warburg Pincus
    • WWE
    • Megin and Adam Wolfman
    • Melissa and Andrew Woolford
  • Hope

    • Alliant Insurance Services
    • Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
    • Holly and Adam Casella
    • Katharine Shaw Minton
    • Amie and Anthony Munk
    • The Rauscher Family
    • Debi and Jay Shaw
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