Culinary Mad Libs
With nearly 20 years of live auction experience, Pat Tully is New York City’s leading independent benefit auctioneer. Mr. Tully has raised over $250 million at over 1,000 nonprofit benefit events across The United States and around the world (#HaveGavelWillTravel). Mr. Tully is no wallflower when it comes to igniting a spark in a room and holding the audience’s attention. He is as comfortable on stage with A-list celebrities as he is sincere with cancer patients who share their very personal stories. He works the crowd with ease and grace and he didn’t hesitate when he had the chance to convince Rod Stewart to break into a duet. He has performed live auctions with celebrities including Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Adrian Grenier, Kenan Thompson and many others.
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Dinah Surh is a longtime colleague, partner and advocate for community health, having worked in hospital administration for over 35 years. Dinah became a Food Network Chopped Champion in 2014's “Ambitious Amateurs” (season 18, episode 9) and went on to compete in the Tournament of Chopped Champions. She was featured on NBC’s The Martha Stewart Show where she showcased her Korean BBQ Beef and Martha nicknamed her "The Korean Martha Stewart."
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An estate winery established in 1983, Paumanok Vineyards is located on the North Fork of Long Island. Owned and operated by the Massoud family, Paumanok is a longtime partner of Sun River Health and has hosted many Day of Health events for local farmworkers at their winery.
From its inception, Paumanok’s focus has been to craft the highest quality wines. The Massouds’ guiding philosophy is that only the healthiest, ripest grapes will produce great wine -- there is no substitute. Paumanok produces several varietal and blended wines with fruit originating on its 80 acres of vineyards. Along with New York State’s only Chenin Blanc, Paumanok offers Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Over the years, Paumanok has been recognized with numerous accolades including wine service at the White House, NY Wine & Food Classic’s “Winery of the Year” award, “outstanding” reviews in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and a nomination for Wine Enthusiast’s “American Winery of the Year.”
This evening’s caterer, Great Performances, has provided your meal as well as fresh ingredients from their farm for you to recreate Dinah’s dish in your home. Sun River Health and Great Performances enjoy a long-standing relationship, which includes honoring the company’s founder and CEO, Liz Neumark, at a previous Cornucopia.
Great Performances was founded as a waitress-staffing agency with the goal of offering a flexible source of income for women in the arts. Progressive from the start, the company consistently set the pace for industry best practices. From innovative dishes and striking design to critical attention to detail and impeccable service, Great Performances weaves the elements of their mission into all that they do.
In 2006, Great Performance established Katchkie Farm, becoming the nation’s first caterer to own and operate an organic farm. In 2007, they created the Sylvia Center to inspire young people and their families to establish independent healthy eating habits that can lead to healthy and productive lives.
Fund-A-Need Spotlight: Accessibility
The Fund-A-Need portion of our evening provides you with the opportunity to learn more about key programs and allows you to invest in and help fund vital services for patients who rely on us for their health care.
This year, we are spotlighting four important areas that highlight our efforts to make health care accessible to all who turn to us for care. Access to complete, quality health care services is critical for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, and achieving health equity for all within our communities. As we move forward in this uncertain time, your support ensures that our patients and families continue to have access to the health care and services they need and deserve.
TelemedicineSafe and Secure Care On Your Schedule
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Mobile Health CentersMeeting Our Patients’ Needs, No Matter Where They Are
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Farmworker OutreachOvercoming Barriers To Care With On-Site Resources
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COVID-19 Pop-up Testing SitesConvenient Testing When It Was Most Needed
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In the early 1970s, four African American women looked out at their community and witnessed a lack of affordable, quality health care. They decided to do something about it. With seed money from a small federal grant, the first Hudson River Health Care center was born in 1975.
Hudson River Health Care and Brightpoint Health have merged and are now one organization with a brand new name:
Just as the sun and water are essential for life, people in our communities can count on Sun River Health to access the high-quality, affordable care they need to be well and live a full, healthy life.
Today, we celebrate what was once a single community health center, and is now a network of 43 health centers, serving more than 245,000 patients throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island.