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donor reception



was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Calvary Hospital hosted its Annual Spring Donor Reception at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) on April 18, 2023. Over two hundred people gathered at the picturesque site to celebrate the unwavering support and generosity of donors.

The evening included a formal introduction made by John A. Decina, Chairman of the Calvary Hospital Board, “Calvary would never have been able to bloom, as it were, without the support of individuals like you, whose generosity allows us to continue the legacy of compassionate care first established by our foundress, Annie Blount Storrs.”

Following his remarks, Calvary Hospital’s newly named President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Christopher P. Comfort said: “We have this evening for a very specific reason. And that reason is your gift of love which allows us to go on. We believe we can meet any challenges head-on and march successfully in the service of others.”

Dr. Comfort speaking

Guests enjoyed complimentary conservatory passes to NYBG’s The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage, a meditative and captivating design inspired by acclaimed artist, Lily Kwong, showcases her ancestral connections to the natural world, followed by a sensational cocktail hour, buffet dinner and a live performance from the Janelle Jazz Trio. The performance was generously sponsored by Phillip James Kiame, Sr. of Pelham, NY, a Storrs Society donor.

Janelle Jazz Trio serenading the guests during cocktail hour.

Calvary’s Spring Donor Reception is an annual gathering held, since 1985, in recognition of the loyal donors who generously contribute each year to enhancing Calvary’s mission – to provide compassionate palliative care to terminally ill patients and support services to families and the community.

For information about upcoming events, please email calvaryevents@calvaryhospital.org or call 718-518-2689.