Harboring Hearts Fall Benefit Reception

Supporting families battling heart disease and poverty

Harboring Hearts is a 501 (c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing affordable, short-term accommodations and other vital support for critically ill heart patients and families. We work closely with cardiology and transplant teams at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital: Stanford. Through our Emergency Program, we provide targeted financial interventions that are tailored to meet the specific housing and other urgent needs of those we serve. We also organize educational and recreational programs in hospitals to cultivate community and encourage heart healthy living.


New York City

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To sponsor or purchase your ticket online, visit http://www.harboringhearts.org.


Constance J. Milstein
Principal & Co-Founder of Ogden CAP Properties, LLC

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Benefit Chairs

Abby Elbaum
Principal, Ogden CAP Properties, LLC

Celeste Guth
Vice-Chairman of the Global Financial Institutions Group
Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs

Austin Hoffman
Douglas Elliman

Joanna Milstein, PhD

Allan Schwartz, MD
Seymour Milstein and Harold Ames Hatch Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Physician-in-Chief, Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Craig R. Smith, MD
Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor
Valentine Mott Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Department of Surgery
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University
Surgeon-in-Chief, Seymour Milstein Family Heart Hospital
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center