October 4, 2023, 6-10pm

Marina Del Rey – 1 Marina Dr. Bronx, NY 10465

Please join us on October 4 for our Annual Gala. Our theme, Changing Lives, One at a Time, speaks to the impact we make on individuals of all ages and whose needs may be simple (a vaccine or routine check-up) or complex (housing, behavioral health services, or support with a chronic illness). Our approach is person-centered, and our goal is to help individuals lead their best lives.

Our event is an opportunity for you to network, to support VIP’s services, and to enjoy a great evening. This year we have the privilege of honoring Ponce Bank for their ongoing service to the community as well as awarding the VIP Community Builder Award to Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Health Plan, and the Political Impact Award to Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda. We are also excited that actor V.P. Walling will be our Master of Ceremonies.

We have an exciting evening planned and I sincerely hope to see you there. Please know that your support helps to ensure VIP’s continued ability to offer desperately needed services to under-resourced communities in the Bronx and across NYC, regardless of people’s ability to pay. Please consider serving as a sponsor, purchasing an ad, buying tickets, or making a financial contribution in support of the people we serve.


Debbian Fletcher-Blake



  • Ponce Bank
    Ponce Bank

Political Impact Award

  • Senator Luis Sepulveda
    Senator Luis Sepulveda

Community Builder Award

  • Paloma Hernandez
    Paloma Hernandez
    President & CEO of Urban Health Plan

2023 EMCEE

  • V.P. Walling
    V.P. Walling

We’re grateful for the support of our Event and Development Committee members!
Thank you for making this celebration possible.