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POTS’ Virtual Spring Benefit on May 26th

Open Door, Open Heart
POTS’ Virtual Spring Benefit
May 26, 2021 at 7pm


Chris Bean, who as POTS’ Executive Director oversaw tremendous growth in the number and quality of POTS services to the community, will be presented with The POTS Founders Award for Distinguished Service.

Maureen Gomez, who over many years has been the driver and spirit behind the POTS Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, will be presented with The POTS Heart of Gold Award.

Open Door, Open Heart, is the 2021 virtual benefit for POTS. The event will be hosted by CBS-2 News Anchor Mary Calvi, and features artists, entertainers, and community leaders. We will be visited by Chef Peter Kelly and Congressman Adriano Espaillat, and MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle will introduce our distinguished honorees. The Gala, postponed from last spring due to the pandemic, has a goal of raising $350,000. Thanks to the underwriting of all event expenses by the Board, 100% of funds raised will go directly to POTS programs.

Tune in early at 6:30pm and learn how to make a POTS Paloma with mixologist Marco Arconte of Westchester Country Club. Then join us for a pre-show toast to our honorees. POTS Paloma Kits are available for supporters $1K+.

Co-Chairs: Sarah Burchetta, Anita Davis, Carrie Heffernan, and Julie Souza

Committee: Anne and Fran Conroy, Julia and Michael Dailey, Nancy and Frank DeMaria, Nicole and Michael Denvir, Annette and Michael Feierman, Stacey and Michael Gargiulo, Catherine and James Hughes, Julie and Gary Killian, Josepg Kwasniewski, Eileen and Brad Langer, Marybeth and Benjamin Leahy, Megara and Timothy McAward, Elizabeth and Christopher McGrath, Patrice and Michael Meagher, Mary and Mark Miller, Clare and Mark Mulcahy, Christy and Thomas Murphy, Kathleen and Michael O’Leary, Barbara Raho, Cathleen and Don Tone, Suzanne and Michael Valentino, Mandy and Tim Whiteley.