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  • donated 2024-06-10 20:13:24 -0400

    In-person Tickets - Celebrating Single Payer Champions 2024 Benefit

    Purchase your selected in-person tickets to attend our 2024 Benefit Celebrating Single-Payer Champions below!
    We look forward to toasting our 2023 Single-Payer Champions with you!

    If purchasing tickets for 2 or more people, please list the ticket-holder's names in the comment box below!

    To make a different selection or for more information about our Benefit Celebrating Single-Payer Champions click here.
    If you are unable to attend in person, please purchase virtual tickets by clicking here!

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  • donated 2023-10-31 13:18:31 -0400

    Matching Fund Opportunity - Fall 2023

    PNHP-NY Metro’s Advisory Board has stepped up to launch a Fall Matching Fund - every dollar donated below will be matched, up to $20,000!

    Please donate below!
    This matching-gift opportunity has been made possible thanks to our incredible
    Advisory Board. Made up of an inspiring team of physicians, activists, researchers, social workers, nurses, students, and more, our Advisory Board is essential to the smooth functioning of the NY Metro Chapter. With contributions ranging from political expertise to fundraising prowess and networks that empower our programming, we could not be more thankful for their participation in our work.

    In light of the financial challenges currently facing our Chapter, our Advisory Board has taken action to raise the essential funds required to continue our advocacy efforts and sustain our invaluable staff members, Morgan Moore and Mandy Strenz.

    Morgan and Mandy are the backbone of our Chapter, and having two dedicated full-time staff members has significantly boosted our capacity to advance our mission. Over the past year, their efforts have led to significant accomplishments, including:

    🎯 Developing and executing a Universal Healthcare Legislative Advocacy Fellowship to train a new generation of health workers and students to be leaders in single payer advocacy.
    🎯 Increasing outreach to professional organizations and unions, and strategizing with coalition partners to promote the NY Health Act.
    🎯 High quality monthly educational forums with focuses ranging from lessons to be learned from the Indian Health System to the current attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community and the resulting health challenges, especially to the transgender community.
    🎯 Enhancing collaboration with movement partners to advance health justice initiatives.
    🎯 Creating relationships with state and federal legislators to educate them about the dangerous attempts to privatize Medicare that are diverting public tax dollars away from care and into corporate pockets.

    Picture of the PNHP NY Metro Single Payer Champions and Community Activist Award recipients of 2023

    Please consider contributing to the Matching Grant below - keep in mind that for each dollar donated, your contribution goes twice as far, thanks to the generosity of our Advisory Board. As always, donations are tax deductible and go directly to supporting our programming and maintaining both Morgan and Mandy on our team. We cannot carry on this work without your support.

    To contribute by check - please make checks payable to PNHP NY Metro, write "Match" in the Memo/For line, and mail to:
    PNHP NY Metro 310 W. 86th St. #6B, New York, NY 10024

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  • donated 2023-06-16 12:48:13 -0400

    Celebrating Single Payer Champions - In-person Tickets

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    Purchase your in-person tickets to attend our Reception Celebrating Single-Payer Champions below!
    For the first time since 2019, we will be hosting this annual gathering in-person to celebrate our work as a community. We’re very much looking forward to toasting our 2023 Single-Payer Champions with you all!
    You can find more information about this reception Celebrating Single-Payer Champions, our honorees, and our work here.

    If you are unable to attend in person, please purchase virtual tickets by clicking here!

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  • donated 2023-04-13 09:10:34 -0400

    Dolores Dev Rogers Memorial Gifts

     

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    In memory of Dolores "Dev" Rogers

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dolores "Dev" Rogers, longtime supporter of single-payer healthcare, PNHP, and our chapter. Dev passed away on Friday, April 7 and funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 11 at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel. Our sympathies to her family & loved ones.

    From Dev's moving memorial tribute:
    Dev was devoted to the cause of social justice on many fronts: in particular she was a longtime and vocal advocate for Universal Health Care coverage.  You can see her passion about the topic so beautifully captured in this video. 

    Those who knew her remember her well for her lightning-fast retorts and comments, and her incredibly articulate excoriations of all kinds of hypocrisies, corruptions and injustices that she saw every day. Dev also saw beauty everywhere: she would often stop still in the street, struck by the profundity of a flowering tree or the first leaves of Spring, exclaiming in wonder.  She was always, always up for a party, and constantly looked for compatriots in revelry.  Dev was unbelievably kind, hilarious and caring, and she wanted every single person to have the best life possible. She was a complex, loving, wonderful human and we miss her tremendously.

    Dev is survived by her husband Bruce; her son Mark and his wife Stephanie, and their children Lucy and Leah; her daughter Elizabeth and her husband Eugene; niece Marilyn and nephew David, and countless other beloved cousins and numerous friends.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation towards the cause of Universal Health Care below.

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  • donated 2023-03-01 18:43:35 -0500

    Peter Smith Memorial Gifts

    Dr. Peter Smith & Dr. Patricia O'Neill looking at us and smiling warmly

    In memory of Dr. Peter Smith and Dr. Patricia O'Neill

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Peter R Smith, MD, retired pulmonologist and PNHP - NY Metro Board Member, and his wife, Patricia O’Neill, MD, a lead trauma surgeon at Brookdale Hospital, on February 17th, 2023.  Both will be greatly missed. 

    Over the past few years, Peter had been an incredibly active member of the Board of Directors of PNHP-NY Metro.  In addition to participating in the Executive and Finance Committees, Peter led the Program Committee.  His largest contribution, however, was as Chair of the Education and Outreach Working Group.  He tirelessly worked to spread information about single-payer healthcare at both the state and federal levels.  Regularly speaking at Grand Rounds and other professional meetings, Peter also helped coordinate a robust outreach program to identify grassroots groups to not only educate people about alternatives to the country’s current health system, but also to provide them with ways to engage in advocacy towards that goal.  

    Peter received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He served as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Co-Director of the Thoracic Center and Co-Director of the Asthma Center, director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, and director of the Smoking Cessation Center all at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.  Peter was a Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and was the author of more than 80 scientific publications.  He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians, and a member of the American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences.  Peter served on the board of directors of the American Lung Association of Brooklyn for 15 years and was past president of that organization and the American Lung Association of New York City. 

    Voted one of the "Best Doctors in New York" by New York Magazine, Peter was also selected for inclusion in the Castle Connolly Guide, "The Best Doctors - New York Metro Area" and the Woodward White Guide, "The Best Doctors in America.”

    The family welcomes you to make a contribution to PNHP - NY Metro, below, in Peter and Patricia's honor.

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  • donated 2022-06-07 21:06:36 -0400

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  • donated 2023-11-28 10:44:21 -0500

    Invest in the movement

    Donate below! We are a member-supported organization and cannot do this work without you. Your tax-deductible contribution, no matter how small or large, goes towards organizing that ranges from the production of informational materials, direct actions, work in the community, collaborating with medical students and residents, monthly forums, building leadership, keeping the lights on and more! We need you now more than ever! Thank YOU for volunteering, showing up, and donating to help grow the movement for universal healthcare and total health justice. 

    Choose the level of support that works for you:

    Make a one-time contribution below or become a monthly sustaining donor by clicking here to help make a lasting impact on our organization by providing a steady stream of funding that we can count on.


    Take the opportunity to become a member of national PNHP!


    To become a member, make a one-time contribution below of $250 or more!

    OR

    Become a monthly sustaining donor of at least $25/month - click here!


    Gift Memberships: To honor someone with membership benefits, please email to inquire.


    To contribute by check:
    Make checks payable to "PNHP-NY Metro" and mail to:

    PNHP-NY Metro Chapter, 310 W. 86th St. #6B, New York, NY 10024

    PNHP - NY Metro is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all donations are tax deductible.

     

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  • donated 2024-06-19 05:31:18 -0400

    Become a Monthly Sustaining Donor!

    We are a member-supported organization and cannot do this work without you.

    Thank YOU for volunteering, showing up, and donating. 

    We need you now more than ever! Sustaining donations allow us to budget for the future most effectively and build momentum for guaranteed care for all and total health justice. Your tax-deductible contribution, no matter how small or large, goes towards organizing that ranges from the production of informational materials, direct actions, work in the community, collaborating with medical students and residents, monthly forums, building leadership, keeping the lights on and more!

    Become a monthly sustaining donor below or click here to make a one-time contribution.


    Take the opportunity to become a member of national PNHP!


    Make a monthly sustaining donation of at least $25/month below!

    OR

    Make a one-time contribution of $250 or more by clicking here!


    Gift Memberships: To honor someone with membership benefits, please email to inquire.


    To contribute by check:
    Make checks payable to "PNHP-NY Metro" and mail to:

    PNHP-NY Metro Chapter, 310 W. 86th St. #6B, New York, NY 10024


    PNHP - NY Metro is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all donations are tax deductible.

    Donate