Wartburg’s President and CEO, David J. Gentner, recently received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from The Grace – Ujamaa Development Corporations in Mount Vernon, NY during their Village of Grace Awards Dinner. President Gentner’s award was given in appreciation for his vision and efforts to provide quality care for the oldest members of the community. The evening also highlighted the programs and services of the The Grace – Ujamaa Community Development Corporations, which provide support to those in need in the tri-state area, with a focus on Westchester County.
“It was an honor to be recognized by such a venerated pillar in this community. The Grace -Ujamaa Community Development Corporations have made such an impact, particularly in the area of affordable housing. On behalf of Wartburg, my friends and my family, I want to thank the Awards Dinner Committee for what was a very special night,” said Mr. Gentner.
David J. Gentner is the 10th President of Wartburg & Wartburg Foundation, a senior residential and healthcare facility located in Mount Vernon, NY. Mr. Gentner joined Wartburg in 2004 as Vice President, Health Services. Since his appointment as President in 2010, Mr. Gentner has positioned Wartburg for unprecedented growth with the opening of a state-of-the-art, 71,000 square foot Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center and a 61-apartment affordable housing facility lauded by The New York Times, both buildings LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified.