7th ANNUAL JONAS GOLF
CLASSIC Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare raised $228,000 to
support the advancement of care and treatment for U.S. veterans|
On Tuesday, October 2, 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
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.