United Hospital Fund Special Tributes

The United Hospital Fund periodically recognizes the achievements of individuals or organizations who have had a significant impact on health care in New York City and who have earned the respect and admiration of the Fund and the broader health care community.

Recent Special Tribute Honorees

Afya Foundation (2018) 

Afya Foundation (2018)
for its vital assitance to Puerto Rico and response to crises worldwide. Read more




Priscilla Almodovar (2017)
for her work to create more stable and vicrant communities, aiding low-income New Yorkers. Read more. 



Herbert Pardes, MD (2016)
for his important contributions to New York’s health care and mental health care communities, and for his long record of effective advocacy and leadership. Read more.


for his willingness to take on challenging issues to advance the goal of better health care access for all, through impassioned, intelligent public service. Read more.
for his extraordinary service both in New York State government and in the private sector in working to improve health care for all New Yorkers. Read more.
on his 20th anniversary as president of the United Hospital Fund. Read more.
for his outstanding service to New York's health care community and to the United Hospital Fund. Read more.
for his impressive and long-standing service to New York and its health care community. Read more.






Earlier Special Tribute Honorees

Sisters of Charity of New York (2010)
for more than 200 years of service to the people of New York through a comprehensive network of social services, education, advocacy, and health care institutions
Lee H. Perlman (2009)
for his years of service to the hospital community, and his volunteer leadership to improve the health and lives of New Yorkers
The New York Community Trust (2008)
for its philanthropic leadership on pressing health care and social issues, and its special partnership with the Fund
Barbara P. Gimbel (2007)
for sixty years of volunteer leadership in the New York health care community, and her inspired contributions as a board member of the Fund
Howard Smith (2006)
for more than three decades of volunteer leadership and service to the Fund, its beneficiary hospitals, and the people of New York
Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan (2005)
for his more than four decades of service to the New York health care and social services communities
Greater New York Hospital Association (2003)
for its century of efforts to preserve, promote, and strengthen health care services in the metropolitan area
Martha Farish Gerry (2001)
for her more than fifty years of service and for setting a powerful example of social responsibility and wise stewardship
Herbert Singer (1996)
for providing exemplary voluntary leadership to New York City’s health care community for more than forty years
Suzanne Pincus (1995)
for her outstanding contributions as a volunteer leader and her tireless work on behalf of women and children
David Rogers, MD (1994)
for his extraordinary volunteer leadership on behalf of individuals with HIV/AIDS
Bruce C. Vladeck (1993)
for his extremely productive decade-long leadership as president of the United Hospital Fund
David Minkin (1991)
for his many dedicated years of service to the United Hospital Fund

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