The fourth annual Jazz in June gala for Wartburg, a leading senior service provider in Westchester, NY, raised nearly $165,000 on June 16, 2016. The event was held at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY, with over 300 guests and 36 sponsors. This year’s event included special guests B. Smith and Dan Gasby and honorees included The Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School Alumnus and Founder/CEO of The Future Society, Inc., Larry Fair; dedicated partner and service provider, the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley NY Chapter and longtime spiritual partner, St. Peter’s Church in New York City.
Smith, an international model, TV host, restaurateur and author, and her husband and television producer, Dan Gasby, were this year’s keynote speakers. B. Smith was diagnosed in 2012 with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 62. B. and Dan have since been praised for their bare-all book about their journey, “Before I Forget: Love, Hope and Acceptance in our Fight Against Alzheimer’s (2016).”
Major sponsors for Jazz in June 2016 included Morrison Senior Living, Patient Care Associates, Inc., Carol Delaney, 58A JVD Industries, Michael & Kathleen Holden, Norton Rose Fulbright, Andrew B. Roth, PharmScript and Westchester Ambulette Service Inc.