Cabrini of Westchester recognized the achievements of three honorees at its 19th Annual Fundraising Event, The Sharing in Mission Dinner held on May 10, 2017 at the beautiful Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY. Thanks to the honorees, sponsors, donors and the 2017 Sharing in Mission Dinner Event Committee the evening netted almost $180,000 to benefit the ministry of Cabrini of Westchester!
The Evening at the Derby theme added a lot of frivolity to the evening. In keeping with the Derby theme, many guests arrived wearing the latest fashions and stylish hats. Guests were greeted by beautifully dressed young boys and girls selling raffle tickets and were served Mint Julips, a signature drink of the Derby. Upon entering the dining room, they were surrounded by red roses and centerpieces that featured racehorses and derby hats. Mike Bennett, a local radio host, kicked off the evening with his great wit followed by moving speeches from each of the three honorees. A highlight of the evening featured a virtual horse race where guests could buy a chance to win $100!
This year’s honorees included: James and Nancy Landy, Lisa Venditti and Dr. Bangaruraju Kolanuvada (Dr. Raju). The honorees were chosen for their dedication to Cabrini of Westchester’s mission, which calls on individuals to be leaders, educators, advocates and sponsors of quality services to those in need of care and compassion.