Iona receives $50,000 for its “Love in Action”

December 3, 2020

Iona Executive Director Sally White was recently selected by the New York Life Foundation for embodying the spirit of “Love Takes Action.” As a result of this recognition, Iona will receive $50,000 in general operating support.  

In celebration of its 175th anniversary this year, New York Life launched the Love Takes Action Award, designed to celebrate extraordinary individuals who embody the value of selfless love and are serving their communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

New York Life Financial Advisor Jessie Washington, an Iona volunteer for the Aging Solo series, nominated Sally for the award this summer after attending Iona’s 2020 Heart of Caring Luncheon online.  

“I was so inspired by what I learned at Heart of Caring,” Jessie says. “When the email for award nominations arrived in my inbox, the first thing I thought of was the video Iona showed. To me, that was love in action.” 

 Loves Takes Action check presentation invitationPlease join us Thursday, December 17 from 12:30-12:45pm EST for a virtual check presentation with the New York Life Foundation! This brief celebration will include remarks from Sally White, Jessie Washington, and Marlyn Torres, Senior Program Officer for the New York Life FoundationIona Board of Directors President Ruthann Bates will emcee the event. We’ll also feature a slideshow highlighting Iona’s “Love in Action” during the public health crisis.  

Register here