Weill Cornell Community Clinic
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 | 7pm-10pm
1027 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Our annual fundraiser is inspired by our patients and their diverse and moving stories. Proceeds from this benefit will not only support the clinic, but also help us raise awareness about the issues faced by our city’s underserved.
This year's event will take place at Pratt Mansions on Thursday, April 7 at 7PM. Come enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and music while perusing a silent auction with art inspired by the themes and stories emerging from our clinic, as well as professional sports memorabilia, fitness packages, and unique experiences. Cocktail attire requested.
For additional information, please contact the WCCC Fundraising Director, Emma Schatoff
The WCCC is a student-run free clinic based at Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College that provides high-quality, accessible and coordinated medical, psychiatric and women’s services to uninsured adults throughout New York City. Our goal is to extend healthcare access to underserved populations, while also encouraging the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy among our students, faculty, and staff.
We provide our patients with preventive care, age-appropriate screening, and referrals to specialty and mental health services. All of these are provided at low or no cost to our patients, who make less than 400% of the federal poverty limit. We also provide insurance and social work screening to ensure that all patient needs are met, and to encourage access to the healthcare system.
We currently hold our medicine clinic once a week, and women’s health and psychiatry clinic every 2 weeks. Last year we had approximately 300 patient visits to the WCCC. In the coming year, we hope both to increase the number of patients we serve and to continue expanding the number of services we can provide to our patients. In order to meet these goals, however, we must raise more funds.
Our annual operating costs are approximately between $30,000-50,000. While most of these are covered by in-kind donations – time donated by our wonderful physician volunteers, clinic space loaned to us by Cornell Internal Medicine Associates, and negotiated rates for in-network referrals – our effective annual operating costs are cover medication reimbursements for patients and specialty care visits and services.
In 2016, we are focusing on improving the quality of follow-up care for our patients, as well as setting up efficient transitions to insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We are also doing quality improvement of our infrastructure and incorporating patient education into our clinic. We are also celebrating our 10th year anniversary at the Weill Cornell Community Clinic!
We hope that, like us, you believe that all people deserve access to healthcare, that a person’s income should not determine the quality of their health, and that no one should have to wait to go to the doctor because they are unable to pay.
If you would simply like to donate to the Weill Cornell Community Clinic, please follow this link. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
We warmly thank the many artists whose generous contributions make our art auction possible. Preview the art to be auctioned here.
We thank Dr. Pamela Charney, Dr. Patricia Yarberry-Allen, Kerri Flandina, Chantel Gooding, Clara Cullen-Sharp, Emily Snider, and members of the WCCC WASN Board, whose outstanding generosity helped initiate and organize a successful "Without a Safety Net" fundraiser. Photos are courtesy of Christian Oth Studios
Event Committee: Event Committee Members: Melissa Rusli, Amanda Kahn, Anis Rashid, Ashley Eberhart, Adi Rajagopalan, Joseph Koerwer, Gabrielle Paladino, Brian Heller, Sharon Casola, Rose Dugan, Dino Xenos, Nicole Noonan, Kyle Kirschner, Vickie Kassapidis, Jojo Banga, Esther Dornhelm, Kyle Morse, Alston Gremillion, Dana Babij, German Zhivotenko, Caitlin Snow, Yani Carter, and Ernst Pierre
We thank the following sponsors for their generous contribution to our event:
Drinks: The Jeffrey, Dr. Wine, Brooklyn Brewery, Lagunitas, Whiskey and Wine on 69
Special thanks to The New York Jets, the New York Giants, the Staten Island Winery, and Soul Cycle
Last year the clinic organized an online fundraiser coupled with a volunteer appreciation event. The funds we raised helped provide our patients with the tests, medication, and care they need.
Our second themed fundraiser took place in 2013. Scroll through the photos on the right for a taste of what 2015 holds.
All of your kind donations, both large and small, helped us exceed our fundraising goal. On behalf of our patients and volunteers, please accept our sincere gratitude!