2015 RECOGNITION DINNER
Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, event committee and all who donated for making the 2015 New York Foundation for Eldercare Recognition Dinner a huge success and an amazing event. More than 150 guests attended the event, which raised more than $100,000, an increase of 25% over the event held in 2014. The fund raised will support the expansion of the shingles program to additional locations in all five boroughs.
The honorees were Eva-Maria Tausig, Board Member and Treasurer of the New York Foundation for Eldercare; Lorayne C. Fiorillo, a Managing Director at Wells Fargo, where she is the investment manager of the NYFE portfolio; and Ashley A. Romano, a National Director of Patient Experience and Research Development at CareRite Centers, LLC, which operates skilled nursing facilities.
Caryn Resnick, Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging, spoke at the event. The evening was emceed by Pat Battle, Emmy award-winning co-anchor for NBC-TV’s Weekend Today in New York and senior New Jersey correspondent. The event included a musical performance by members of Concerts in Motion, a NYFE grantee, whose ensembles of professional musicians and talented youth perform uplifting live music concerts at no charge for people in nursing homes, hospitals, naturally occurring retirement communities, and for homebound seniors.
Performers included Concerts in Motion’s Executive Director Jennifer Finn and Rebecca Blinder, both sopranos, accompanied by pianist Arri Simon. Derek Louie, cellist age 17, and a student at the Professional Children’s School, also performed.