6th ANNUAL JONAS GOLF
Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare raised $235,000
to support the advancement of care and treatment for U.S.
veterans On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the Jonas Center for
Nursing and Veterans Healthcare hosted its 6th Annual Jonas Golf
Classic at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York.
Nearly 70 guests 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 $235,000 – bringing the total
raised from the Golf Classic to $1.7 million since 2012.
Guests enjoyed an exclusive golf clinic with PGA professional
Michael Breed – star of the Golf Channel’s “The Golf Fix” and
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 remarks
from William H. Ahmanson, President of The Ahmanson Foundation.
The Golf Classic was co-chaired by Donald Jonas, Jonas Center
co-founder, Jonas Center Advisory Board member John Jonas, 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.
As one of the Jonas Center’s most popular events of the year,
the Golf Classic benefits the Jonas Center’s Veterans Healthcare
Program, the premier national initiative to support the graduate
education of Nurse leaders focusing on veterans’ healthcare.
Given that veterans face critical healthcare challenges, the
Veterans Healthcare Program advances nurses who respond to the
complex needs of America’s wounded veterans, with focus areas
including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain
injury, suicide prevention and polytrauma.
The program’s goal is to increase the number of Advanced
Practice Nurses with expertise in caring for the veteran
population and prepare academic faculty to educate future
generations of nurses on veterans’ healthcare needs. To date,
the program has supported nearly 300 Scholars in 40 states.