Caring Is Sharing

The thirty-fifth annual Americares Airlift Benefit, highlighting the Stamford-based nonprofit’s response to the war in Ukraine and the hurricane in Puerto Rico, raised nearly $1.8 million. Close to 400 people attended the gala, held at the Citi Aviation Hangar at Westchester County Airport. Craig Melvin, an award-winning news anchor on NBC News’ TODAY and co-host of 3rd Hour of TODAY, served as event MC. Americares Senior Director of Latin America and Caribbean Programs Dr. Brenda Rivera-García and Americares Director of Complex Emergencies Adam Keehn were featured speakers. Percival Barretto-Ko, Roberta and James Conroy, Erica Hill and David Yount, Marti Noxon and Joy and Eric Weintz, M.D., were event cochairs. Over four decades, the health-focused relief and development organization, which saves lives and helps those affected by poverty or disaster, has provided more than $20 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States. Moffly Media is proud to serve as the exclusive regional magazine sponsor of the 2022 Americares Airlift Benefit. See more at

Master of Ceremonies Craig Melvin
Board Vice Chair Jeffrey Becker, Linda Becker, Kent Dombal, Board Chair Susan Grossman, Steve Pashkoff, President and CEO Christine Squires, Junior Council Member Sara Bosek, Board Member and Junior Council Chair Tim Bosek, Melissa Rwambuya and Board Member Alan Rwambuya
Event cochairs Eric and Joy Weintz, Craig Melvin, and event cochairs Erica Hill and David Yount
SVP and Chief Development Officer Jenny Goldstein, Director of Complex Emergencies Adam Keehn, Christine Squires and Senior Director of Latin America and Caribbean Programs Dr. Brenda Rivera-García
President and CEO Christine Squires

Photographs 1, 2, 3 by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Americares; 4, 5 by Melanie Fidler


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