The Future Society Recognizes Two Wartburg Staff Members at Its First Annual Globe Awards Dinner


David J. Gentner, President and CEO and Ann Frey, Director of Volunteers are among ten honorees being recognized at The Future Society’s first annual Globe Awards Dinner scheduled for June 28, 2013 at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle, NY.  David J. Gentner and Ann Frey will receive Inspiration Globe Awards at the organization’s gala event.

The Future Society and Wartburg have a long standing and well-established relationship.   Over the years, the two organizations have partnered by holding numerous intergenerational events on Wartburg’s campus bringing together Mount Vernon youth and Wartburg residents and their families – making new friends, sharing stories and celebrating life.  During the holidays, Wartburg staff and residents hold a gift drive for the boys and girls of The Future Society, a tradition that continues to grow each year.

According to Rev. Amandus J. Derr, Wartburg’s Board Chair, “Wartburg is very proud to have not only one, but two honorees at The Future Society’s first annual Globe Awards Dinner.  We look forward to continuing our rich history of collaboration and partnership with all the children, volunteers and staff at The Future Society.”

Established as an orphanage in 1866, Wartburg has provided services to the elderly since 1899. Over the past few years, Wartburg has launched an ambitious building expansion program, including the recently opened Friedrichs Residence, with 61 independent living apartments, and a new rehabilitation and adult day services center, opening in September 2013.

Recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State,” Wartburg is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families.  Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups.  Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging.


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David J. Gentner
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