Honorees John Utendahl, Lenny Wilkens, Bob Doherty


Cobble Hill Health Center, Esteemed Not–For–Profit Care Facility, Will Honor Bank of America Executive John Utendahl, Basketball All–Star MVP Lenny Wilkens, and Bank of America Senior Vice President Bob Doherty at Annual Gala Dinner Dance

The Cobble Hill Health Center will hold its Annual Gala Dinner Dance for 2017 on Thursday, November 16th at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. For 40 years, the Cobble Hill Heath Center has been serving the Brooklyn community as an innovator in caring for the elderly and disabled at its highly regarded rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility.

This year’s dinner features three distinguished honorees: Guest of Honor is John Utendahl, Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America; the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Lenny Wilkens, Brooklyn native and legendary basketball player, including Most Valuable Player (MVP) 1971 All–Star Game; and the Corporate Partnership Award will be awarded to Bob Doherty, Senior Vice President of Bank of America’s Specialized Industries Group.

Cobble Hill Health Center is a not-for-profit, non–sectarian, long and short-term care facility at the forefront of progressive treatment for the disabled and elderly. Located in a landmark building at 380 Henry Street in the historic Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, New York, Cobble Hill Health Center offers a complete range of medical, nursing and rehabilitation services and outstanding care respecting residents’ individuality and personal self–expression.

This year’s Gala Dinner Dance will raise funds for the Cobble Hill Health Center’s Life Enrichment Program–programs and initiatives, including its horticulture program, transportation for trips to the museum or park, additional resources for the Adopt–a–Grandparent program, and many other quality of life activities that give patients a reason to get up in the morning.

Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m.


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About the honorees:

Guest of Honor John Utendahl

John Utendahl is the Executive Vice Chairman of Global Corporate and Investment Banking for Bank of America. He was previously Vice Chairman at Deutsche Bank, Chairman of Utendahl Financial Organization, and began his career at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Utendahl has served as a Director on boards, including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He was named one of the “Top 75 Blacks on Wall Street” by Black Enterprise Magazine, and is featured often in the media, including Crain’s New York Business, Forbes, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens is a Brooklyn native who has attained worldwide renown for his 15–year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 1971 All–Star Game. He has played for the St. Louis Hawks, Seattle Super Sonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Portland Trail Blazers. Mr. Wilkens is the only person to have three inductions into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player, coach and assistant coach. Among other distinctions during his career, he was named as both one of the NBA’s Top Ten Coaches in league history as well as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.

Corporate Partnership Award Honoree Bob Doherty

Bob Doherty has a dual role at Bank of America as Senior Vice President for Bank of America’s Specialized Industries Group, Northeast Region, as well as New Jersey State President. His responsibilities include working with hospitals, continuing care facilities and other not–for–profit entities, and providing community outreach and leadership in the New Jersey market. Mr. Doherty’s previous executive positions have included Fleet Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Citibank. He is involved with a number of charitable organizations, including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and the Newark Museum. In 2013 and 2014, NJ Biz Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential business leaders in New Jersey.

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Cobble Hill Health Center is an affiliate of Cobble Hill LifeCare, a health care system providing services for older adults, the chronically ill, and those disabled or debilitated from disease or a hospital stay. Cobble Hill LifeCare represents a complete circle of care for people living in New York that fosters better health and quality of life.


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