October 9, 2024, 6-10pm

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

Dear Friends and Community Partners,

Please join us on October 9 for our 50th Anniversary Gala. Our theme, Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future, speaks to the impact VIP has made on individuals, families, and communities in the last half-century. It signifies our commitment to be here for the next 50 years as the advocate for, and partner to, people who are marginalized, who lack access to services, and who deserve our support.

VIP has been and will continue to be at the forefront of working to address key social impediments to optimal health. Access to primary and specialty care is but one aspect to good health – the others are stable housing, mental health services, treatment, and support for substance use disorders, care coordination, job readiness, and food security, to name a few.

Our event is an opportunity for you to celebrate with us, to network, to support VIP’s vital services, and to enjoy a great evening.

Your support helps to ensure VIP’s continued ability to offer desperately needed services to under-resourced communities in New York City, regardless of people’s ability to pay. Please consider serving as a sponsor, purchasing an ad, buying tickets, underwriting the event, or making a financial contribution in support of our programs and the people we serve.


Debbian Fletcher-Blake
President and CEO


This year, we’re excited to honor a distinguished group of individuals who have played a pivotal role in shaping VIP Community Services. These remarkable people have made an impact on VIP’s growth and success throughout our organization’s rich history. Their unwavering commitment and contributions have been instrumental in driving positive change and advancing our mission to create a lasting impact on the community. Keep an eye out for the unveiling of these individuals’ names.

We’re grateful for the support of our event committee and board members!

Thank you for making this celebration possible.