The Garden City community, friends and supporters of NYU Winthrop Hospital came together for a festive evening this holiday season to benefit the Hospital's Child Life Program. The 2016 Yuletide Ball, graciously hosted by Paula and Brendan McGovern in their beautiful Garden City home, was a resounding success, drawing close to 200 guests and raising $209,000.
John Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop (left); Brendan and Paula McGovern, hosts of the 2016 Yuletide Ball (center); and Charles Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NYU Winthrop (right).
"Our family has been blessed to be on the receiving end of the amazing services offered by the Child Life Program at Winthrop, and we were honored to welcome the community into our home to support this great cause," said the McGoverns.
Over the years, Winthrop’s Yuletide Ball has raised more than $2.8 million in support of the Child Life Program.
Paula McGovern, Yuletide Ball Host and 2016 Yuletide Ball Committee Chair (center), is joined by committee members (l-r) Katy Cole, Amanda Wood, NYU Winthrop Board Member Sheila Heslin, Ellen McMillin, Liz Golden, Kathryn Rafferty, and NYU Winthrop Board Members Mary Beth Tully and Michelle Clark. Not present in the photograph are committee members Sandy DeMille and Nicole Foster.