The Haiti Project’s Annual Art & Soul Gala

Mar. 28, 2024, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Alumnae House, 161 College Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

This year the Haiti Project celebrates its 12th annual Art & Soul Gala, which honors the prolific Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat and former CFO of Vassar Brothers Medical Center and founder of The Children’s Medical Group in Poughkeepsie, Dr. Daniel Aronzon. We are excited to celebrate the achievements of our honorees, who have made a profound impact on the Haitian community.

Two smiling people arm in arm in front of a mountain ridge.
Dr. Daniel Katz (Medical Advisory Board) and Dr. Gueslin (past clinic doctor) in Haiti
A physician examining a patient.
Dr. Norvillus, current doctor, at the clinic in Haiti

At the event, there will be beautiful, vibrant Haitian art, and live entertainment from the Vassar Student Jazz Club and Paul Pesco’s band, La Bonne Vie. Additionally, there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages catered by Twisted Soul. The program runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and tickets for the event are $75. Purchase a ticket online at This event is open to the public.

Headshot of Edwidge Danticat
Honoree and Haitian American writer Edwidge Danticat
Headshot of Danny Aronzon
Honoree Dr. Daniel Aronzon