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Ryan Health’s Inspiring Caring For New York Gala Raised Over $650,000 To Provide Health Care For New Yorkers

June 7, 2019

Hundreds of New Yorkers celebrated Ryan Health’s mission of providing affordable healthcare to tens of thousands of New Yorkers and raised over $650,000 at the Caring For New York Gala, which brought together titans of business, healthcare, and philanthropy. The biennial event, this year hosted by Lower Manhattan nightspot Capitale, was June 6 and featured fabulous food, heartwarming presentations highlighting community leaders, and the excitement of a live auction.

“Our Caring for New York Gala underscores the role Ryan Health plays in ensuring a healthy New York,” said Brian McIndoe, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryan Health. “We provide high-quality, affordable healthcare at our community health centers, in schools, and through our mobile health center. “Through the generosity of hundreds of leaders from the business, healthcare and philanthropic communities, our Gala supports Ryan Health’s mission of meeting the healthcare needs of over 50,000 New Yorkers who otherwise struggle to receive the care they need,” McIndoe continued, capturing the spirit and energy of the Gala.

Check out a video presentation from our Caring For New York Gala

The highlight of the event was Ryan Health honoring three notable New York pioneers for their community commitment, each of whom discussed their own journey and dedication to caring for New York.

  • Pat Wang, President, and CEO of Healthfirst, who is a passionate advocate for access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, and was just named by Crain’s New York Business as one of the fifty most powerful women in New York;
  • Ralph Bumbaca, Market President, New York City, TD Bank, who has promoted corporate social responsibility that helps deserving not-for-profits throughout New York City; and
  • Carmen Neely, President, and Co-Founder of Harlem Pride, who has championed the LGBTQ community in Harlem and is dedicated to improving its medical, behavioral health, and economic security.

“Our honorees are pioneers in their respective fields, and they make New York a more equitable and welcoming place to live and work,” McIndoe said. Caring for New York Gala Sponsors at the Health Champion level include Healthfirst, TD Bank, and Quest Diagnostics. Sponsors at the Health Crusader level include Affinity Health Plan, CohnReznick, 340Basics, Mount Sinai, and Gilead.

Renowned auctioneer CK Swett led a lively auction that included a golf threesome at Fishers Island Club; four Legends Suite tickets at a NY Yankees-Arizona Diamondbacks two orchestra seats to Hamilton, along with dinner for two at Empire Steakhouse; and two tickets to Hugh Jackman’s concert at Madison Square Garden along with dinner for two at LegaSea.

You can still contribute to our Caring For New York Gala HERE to help us support our health care mission. Contributions are tax deductible.

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Click here to view more highlights from the Caring For New York Gala.