Special Events

The Fund hosts a number of special events each year to recognize outstanding leadership and voluntary efforts in the work of improving New York’s health care. Each provides opportunities to support the Fund’s own work, while celebrating the dedication and important role of health care and community leaders and volunteers.



Bringing together health care, business, and community leaders, the Fund's annual Gala honors extraordinary contributions to hospitals and health care in New York.

The 2014 Gala  will be held Monday, October 6.

The 2013 Gala was held Monday, October 7, honoring Peter W. May with the Health Care Leadership Award, Tracy Reese with the Distinguished Community Service Award, and Jim Tallon with a 20th Anniversary Tribute. See photos from the 2013 event.

See photos from the 2012 event.

Health Care Leadership Award Recipients by Year

Distinguished Community Service Award Recipients by Year

Special Tribute Recipients by Year


Tribute to Hospital Trustees

With the annual presentation of its Distinguished Trustee Award, the Fund salutes the exemplary service and dedication of the volunteer leaders who govern the Fund’s beneficiary not-for-profit hospitals, New York’s municipal hospital system, and hospitals participating in the United Hospital Fund/Greater New York Hospital Association quality improvement collaboratives.

The 2014 Tribute to Hospital Trustees will be held Monday, May 12.

The 2013 Tribute to Hospital Trustees was held Monday, May 6. See photos from the 2013 event.

See photos from the 2012 event


Hospital Auxilian and Volunteer Achievement Awards

This annual event honors individuals selected for their outstanding service as volunteers and auxiliary members, as nominated by the Fund's beneficiary, not-for-profit hospitals and the hospitals of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

The 2014 awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 14. See photos from the event.

The 2013 awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 15. See photos from the event.

The 2012 awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 16. See photos from the event.




If you have questions about our fundraising events, please contact Michelle Levy-Branower at 212-494-0785 or