Our annual Hope on the Hudson fundraiser was held aboard the S.S. Hudson on September 12, and it was a huge success! The amazing crowd enjoyed a festive evening cruising the Hudson River while taking in spectacular sights of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. Most importantly, the event’s attendees heard first-hand how critical our work is. A wealth of testimonials were offered by our past clients, all of whom greatly benefitted from receiving the excellent level of care we continue to provide to those that need it most.
We also heard from our two award winners, Rachel Kohler of NowPow and Irene Kaufmann of the Bronx Partnership for Healthy Communities:
“When I saw the new building that VIP is putting up, I said ‘That is an organization that’s going places, that is an organization I want to support.'” – Rachel Kohler, Honoree and CEO of NowPow
“We build community by inviting each other to sit, and plan, and make decisions together; to set goals and agree on targets.” – Irene Kaufmann, Recipient of the VIP Community Builder Award and Executive Director of the Bronx Partnership for Healthy Communities
All proceeds from the fundraiser will further our mission: to offer integrated medical, behavioral health, housing, and wrap-around services to improve the health and well-being of residents of the Bronx and surrounding communities.