FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS CONVENE AT 2016 GALA

FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS CONVENE AT 2016 GALA

New and old friends and supporters came together to fete an august group of philanthropists and volunteers who have made the children of Chai Lifeline a priority in their lives.

Diane and Michael Denberg received the Legacy of Hope Award for their extraordinary commitment to the organization. “Our philosophy of life has always been that we do well when we do good. Chai Lifeline offers us a chance to do very good,” they explained.

Young leaders Arin and Mickey Taillard were honored for their ongoing efforts to engage a new generation in Chai Lifeline’s work. “We witnessed firsthand how incredibly comprehensive Chai Lifeline’s involvement is when our nephew became ill. Chai Lifeline has done so much for him,” they said.

Three women who have made volunteering for Chai Lifeline part of their daily routine were recognized with the Hearts of Gold Award. “Nathalie Amar, Meital Dahabash, and Audrey Bensoussan are paragons of selfless voluntarism,” said Ellen Weiss, MSW, director of Chai Lifeline Southeast. “They are the face and heart of Chai Lifeline to so many families in our area.”

The Gala also honored the Paley Institute and its founding physicians, Dror Paley and David Feldman. Collectively, the Institute and doctors will receive the Maimonides Medical Award for excellence in health care.