MARCH 1, 2018
4 PM – 7 PM
Vassar College Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie, NY
ART & SOUL GALA
Please join us for the sixth annual Art and Soul Gala to benefit sustainable healthcare in Chermaitre, Haiti. Event proceeds fund the staffing, supply, and operation of a medical center in northwest Haiti that serves thousands of families from over 40 villages.
Art and Soul will feature beautiful, vibrant Haitian art, live entertainment from Vassar student musicians, and cuisine from Poughkeepsie restaurant, Twisted Soul.
This year we honor Dr. Paul Farmer for his extraordinary achievements in the field of global public health and international social justice.
(Dr. Farmer will be speaking between 5:00–5:45 PM)
*Limited tickets available. Ticket price includes $50 credit towards art purchase.
Download the full press release here.
DR. PAUL FARMER, M.D.
for his extraordinary achievements in the field of global public health and international social justice.
This year, the Vassar Haiti Project will honor renowned physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian, Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, for his extraordinary achievements in the field of global public health and international social justice.
Dr. Paul Farmer is the co-founder of Partners in Health, a non-profit organization with programs in five continents. He is a humanitarian and physician who is best known for his international work, treating antibiotic-resistant diseases and providing suitable healthcare to rural and underserved areas in developing countries.
In Haiti, Partners in Health is renowned for opening University Hospital in Mirebalais, a 300-bed teaching hospital staffed by local doctors and community health workers. The hospital exemplifies Dr. Farmer’s multidisciplinary model of healthcare and its facilities reflect an emphasis on high-quality healthcare.
Dr. Farmer is the acting Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He serves as U.N. Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti. Dr. Farmer has written extensively on public health, human rights and the consequences of social inequality.
With more than a dozen books published, Dr. Farmer’s latest work, A Path Out of Poverty, stresses the need for aid staff to work in partnership and solidarity with aid recipients, and to stay with the work until complete.
To learn more about Dr. Farmer and his work, visit his website: https://www.pih.org/pages/our-founders
Thank you to all our sponsors!
The Heart Center
David Silver, Hudson Highlands Prop.
Kirchoff & Companies
Premier Medical Group
Ingrid Dodard, MD
Richard Friedland, MD and DRA Imaging
Rutberg and Breslow Personal Injury Law
Sunhee Woo, MD and David Cho, MD
Nancy Aronzon and Daniel Z. Aronzon, MD
Nancy Belok and Adam Belok
Lester Bussey, MD
Patrick Chery, MD
Lucinda Franks and Robert Morgenthau
Kimberly Heller, MD and Ira Hochman
Molly and Daniel Katz, MD
Page Park Associates
David Ping Group
Dr. Stella Turk and Dr. Jed Turk, MD
Cleaveland Plumbing and Heating
Mildred Baez and José Baez, MD
Dean Block, MD
Megan Chipkin and Bruce Chipkin, MD
Geraldine Jean, MD
Saba Lugay, DDS and Joseph Lugay
Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Daniel Perkes, MD
Sabina Reyes and Chelen Reyes
Amy Sherman, RN
Orthopedic Associates of DC