Photo Gallery: Afya Foundation's Benefit Awards Dinner at X2O Xaviars in Yonkers and Other Local Westchester Events


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Some 200 people attended the Afya Foundation’s first inaugural Benefit Awards Dinner honoring visionaries in global health, which was held at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. The Yonkers-based nonprofit health organization honored the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Dr. Jacques Sebisaho, whose relief efforts go to help the residents of the island of Idjwi,  located between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
“By providing medical equipment and care to people in need, Afya fills a crucial gap in many people’s lives worldwide,” said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “The moving speeches by Evenel St. Vil from Haiti and all of the outstanding honorees really showed the impact this organization has around the world.” X2O Chef Peter Kelly crafted a menu inspired by the cuisines of Africa and Haiti. The evening began with cocktails and a silent auction at 7 pm and then continued with dinner and an awards program.

PHOTOS: Ken Goodman Photography

Samantha Simmonds of Hastings-on-Hudson, Michael Altman of Armonk, and Karen Palumbo of Hastings-on-Hudson
Katherine Odell of Bronxville, Evenel St. Vil of Haiti, and Founder and Executive Director of Afya Foundation Danielle Butin of Hastings-on-Hudson
Drs. Raj and Rini Ratan of Scarsdale


At the opening reception for the American Vanguards and Visionary Sugar exhibits at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College:


Tony Maddalena of Pleasantville, Pattie Grabel of Manhattan, Paul Zukowsky of Armonk, and Marc David Miller of Manhattan
Charles Cecil of North Salem, Helen Stambler Neuberger of Manhattan/Cortlandt Manor, and Janis Cecil of North Salem


 At Landsberg Jeweler’s Men’s Night Out held at the Rye Brook store:

Evan Tyler of Manhattan, Stacy Cohen of Rye Brook, and John Landsberg of West Harrison
Andrew Berkowitz of Armonk with Jeff Cousins of Purchase
Susan and Jeff Landsberg of Scarsdale



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