Gibson fundraiser draws a crowd
BRONX TIMES R 18 EPORTER, OCT. 1-7, 2021 BTR
From left, Jose Gutierrez; Don Johnson; Sharlene Brown, executive director of the Castle Hill
YMCA; Pablo Cruz; Conny Williams; Julia Duffl ar; and New York State Assemblyman Kenny
Burgos. Photo Jewel Webber
NYC Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, who is running this November as the
clear favorite for Bronx borough president, was the featured guest at a cocktail
reception fundraiser that draw some of the most infl uential people of the Bronx.
New York City Councilwoman and borough president candidate Vanessa L. Gibson, center,
with supporters and donors at a recent fundraiser.
The RAIN Gatsby Gala was held on
Sept. 16 at The Marina del Rey. Honorees
were Frankie Miranda of the Hispanic
Federation, Dr. Susan Beane
from Healthfi rst, and Robert Sancho
of the BronxCare Health System.
Beane, executive medical director
at Healthfi rst, received the Community
Health Leader Award. She said
that she was so excited about being
honored and humbled.
Miranda, president and CEO of the
Hispanic Federation, received the Advocacy
& Empowerment Award. Miranda
said that he was “super proud
to be a part of RAIN’s Annual Gala,
especially after such hardship and so
much that our community has lost.
Sancho, the vice president of Development
and External Affairs at
the BronxCare Health System, was
honored with the Legacy Award. Sancho
has been vice president for more
than 40 years helping secure millions
of dollars in New York State bonds.
This helped in rehabilitating hospital
buildings as well as constructing new
From left, Kathy Zamechansky, president of
KZA Realty Group Inc.; NYC Councilwoman
Vanessa L. Gibson and Elysa Goldman, of
Azimuth Development Group LLC. Photos
Jewel Webber Photos Jewel Webber
On Sept. 18, Castle Hill YMCA had their annual Back To School Backpack
Giveaway and BBQ. Community members and attendees enjoyed activities,
games, food, information tables, book bags and other school supplies. Montefi
ore Offi ce Of Community Relations, SEO Scholars, NYC Ferry, New York Life
and Waterfront Alliance all sponsored the event and provided information tables
Robert Sancho, vice president of Development;
External Affairs at BronxCare Health
System, receives the Legacy Award.
Dr. Susan Beane, executive medical director
at Healthfi rst, was the recipient of the
Community Health Leader Award at the RAIN
Gatsby Gala on Sept. 16, 2021.
Photos Jewel Webber
From left, Lisa Sorin, president of the New
Bronx Chamber of Commerce; Councilwoman
Vanessa L. Gibson; City Council candidate
Marjorie Velazquez; and Kathy Zamechansky,
president of KZA Realty Group Inc, at a
fundraiser for Gibson.
Castle Hill YMCA puts on backto
school giveaway party
RAIN holds Gatsy Gala at Marina Del Rey