Home Health Care Home care nonprofit reaches new high for giving

Home care nonprofit reaches new high for giving

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Anne Sweazey accepts the Katherine McCloskey Wilson Award from Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester board member Katharine W. Conroy.
Anne Sweazey accepts the Katherine McCloskey Wilson Award from Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester board member Katharine W. Conroy.

Friends and guests donated a record-breaking $127,000 to Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester at the home health care nonprofit’s spring benefit gala last month at Scarsdale’s Sunningdale Country Club.

Before an audience of more than 250 people, the agency honored three health care partners with awards.

William P. Harrington, chairman of the Westchester County Association, accepted VNSW’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of the WCA health care consortium.

Anne Sweazey, executive director of the Arc of Westchester Foundation and a past VNSW board member, received the Katharine McCloskey Wilson Award

Rita C. Mabli, president and chief executive officer of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, received the Distinguished Service Award.

Elias “Lou” Nemnom, president and CEO of VNS Westchester, told guests the generous support of contributors made this year’s gala “the organization’s largest and most successful in its history.”

Proceeds from the annual benefit directly support the 113-year-old agency’s efforts to provide expanded programs, complementary care services and charitable care for its home health care patients in Westchester, the Bronx, Dutchess, Putnam and Rockland counties. Funds also support the agency’s free community health education programs and services for seniors and other residents in the region.

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