Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare raised $228,000 to support the advancement of care and treatment for U.S. veterans


Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare raised $228,000 to support the advancement of care and treatment for U.S. veterans

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare hosted its 7th Annual Jonas Golf Classic at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York. Eighteen teams of golfers turned out for the daylong event, which raises funds for the support and advancement of care and treatment for veterans. This year’s event raised $228,000 – bringing the total raised from the Golf Classic to $1.9 million since 2012.

Guests enjoyed an exclusive golf clinic with PGA professional Michael Breed, one of the Top 50 Golf Instructors in America by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. Brigadier General (Ret.) William Bester, Senior Advisor of the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, gave opening remarks prior to the shotgun start, and the day concluded with a dinner program, awards ceremony, and entertainment from award winning Jazz pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton. The Golf Classic was co-chaired by Jonas Philanthropies co-founder Donald Jonas, Jonas Philanthropies treasurer and director John Jonas, Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Advisory Board member Dr. Margaret McClure and event sponsor and Advisory Board member Adam Usdan. The event was made possible by the support of several generous sponsors, including gold sponsor Olympus Partners.

The Golf Classic benefits Jonas Philanthropies’ Veterans Healthcare Program, a first-of-its-kind initiative that equips nurses to respond to the complex needs of America’s wounded veterans, with focus areas including TBI, mental health disorders such as depression and PTSD, suicide prevention, traumatic injury, transitional challenges, hearing and visual impairments, military sexual trauma, women’s health and aging. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Advanced Practice Nurses and faculty who are trained specifically to address the unique needs of our veteran population. To date, the program has supported nearly 330 Scholars in all 50 states.


What:                                   7th ANNUAL JONAS GOLF CLASSIC

When:                                  October 2, 2018 – Cocktail and Dinner Program commenced at 5:00pm

Where:                                Quaker Ridge Golf Club, 146 Griffen Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583


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