Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

5:30pm | Cocktail Reception and Program

498 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018


This year’s ceremony will honor

Mitra Behroozi | Former Executive Director, 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund

Vivian Fox | Former Executive Director, 1199SEIU Child Care Fund

Bruce Raynor | President Emeritus of Workers United, SEIU


Why Your Contribution Matters

Home health care aides provide essential care to members of our community most in need. In the past year, these indispensable care givers have faced increased risks to their physical, mental, and financial well-being as they have battled on the frontline of this pandemic. Lack of public awareness and support, along with insufficient access to information, put them at increased risk of contracting Covid-19. Concerns about their finances (from not being able to work), their health, and their patients were prevalent if not overwhelming.

In the best of pre-pandemic times, even home care workers who are fortunate to enjoy the benefits of 1199SEIU membership struggle to earn a living wage while working long, unpredictable hours performing tasks that are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging.

The Value of Your Contribution

Your sponsorship of this event supports education for home care workers enabling them to advance into higher paying healthcare jobs. Your contribution will help change the life of someone who has worked so hard to bring comfort and dignity to the lives of others. Thank you for helping us give back to those who do so much for the ones we love.

Read the success stories of some of our scholars
The impact of the scholarship



Read the Appeal Letter from the Basil Paterson Host Committee

Host Committee

Co-Chairs

George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Marc Kramer, President, League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes

Yvonne Armstrong

Stacey Millman

Lee Perlman

Rona Shapiro

Maria Castaneda

Daniel Paterson

Debra Pucci

Mark Brossman

Hon. David A. Paterson

Dan Ratner


Our 2022 Contributors

To have an ad for your organization appear in this slideshow see the details listed below in “Virtual Journal Ads.” All organizations and individuals who contribute more than $5,000 receive a journal ad. Higher contributions appear earlier in the slide show’s order. Ads will also appear in the event’s program and are shown prior to the start of the program.

Champion $50,000

Covers the cost of a bachelor’s degree in nursing for two scholars

Platinum border ad

Listed on event webpage (see above)

Sixteen tickets

Promotion of your organization at event

Ad appears in event program.


Benefactor $25,000

Covers the cost of a bachelor’s degree in nursing

Gold border ad

Listed on event webpage

Eight tickets

Promotion of your organization at event

Ad appears in event program.


Patron $15,000

Pays tuition for a healthcare associate’s degree

Silver ad

Listed on event webpage

Six tickets


Sponsor $10,000

Supports an advanced healthcare certification

Bronze ad

Listed on event webpage

Four tickets


Supporter $5,000

Supports an advanced healthcare certification

Bronze ad

Listed on event webpage

Two tickets

Contributor $250

One ticket



Virtual Journal Ads

Platinum Border Ad | $2,500
Gold Border Ad | $2,000
Silver Border Ad | $1,000
Bronze Border Ad | $500

Prices above are for ads that will appear in the program, on screen prior during the first half hour of the event, and on the event’s webpage. Ads can be in color or black and white and should be submitted to [email protected] as a high-resolution .jpg, .tiff or .png file. Dimensions should be either 8 x 4.5 inches or 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9). All ads should be sent in by September 9th, 2022.