The St. John's ICARE Foundation is thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Together We Rise Blue Phoenix Gala, which will take place on May 16, 2024, at the beautiful Village Club at Lake Success. This event is a formal blue tie affair that aims to celebrate and honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to healthcare in the Far Rockaway community.

We are proud to present the Philanthropic Legacy Award to Rosaline and Marvin Eisenstadt, who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and generosity in their support of healthcare initiatives. The Innovator in Healthcare Award will be bestowed upon Ross University School of Medicine and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine for their groundbreaking work in the field of healthcare education, and Florence Ferguson will receive the Dr. Edward Williams, Jr. Community Service Award for her outstanding efforts in making a positive difference in the lives of others.

The Gala will feature Emmy award-winning anchor, author, journalist, and Rockaway native Cheryl Wills as our Emcee. Guests can look forward to an evening of fine dining, signature drinks, special guest appearances, performances by our talented Healing2Music musicians, a silent auction, and more.

All proceeds from the Gala will go towards supporting St. John's Episcopal Hospital and its mission to provide quality healthcare services to the community. We invite you to join us for this spectacular event and help us continue to make a difference in the lives of those in need.



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Gala Committee Members

Samuel Aquilino | Gwynn Campbell | Sharika Gordon | Rose Guerrier | Edena Harris | Renee Hastick-Motes |
Nancy Leghart | Deborah Mackler-Gordon | Madison McKenzie | Ashvini Persaud | Donna Skura | 
William Wallace | Ceallaigh Watts | Susan Weingast

For further event information, please contact Nancy Leghart, Executive Director, at

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