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