Radio personality Suzyn Waldman, the radio voice of the New York Yankees, was the featured speaker at UJA-Federation of New York in Westchester’s Eighth Annual Sports Talk on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. The event, which drew more than 175 guests, took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains.
When Suzyn Waldman became part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Women in Baseball” exhibit as the first full-time female color commentator in the Major Leagues in the spring of 2006, it was another “first” for the award-winning journalist and sports commentator. During the evening, Waldman spoke about spending more than two and a half decades overcoming the obstacles that go along with being a female sports broadcaster. She also shared an insider’s stories about Major League Baseball, the Yankees, and issues facing baseball today.
Guests also had the opportunity to learn about the work of UJA-Federation, the world’s largest local philanthropy, which cares for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and for Jews everywhere, connects people to their Jewish communities, and responds to crises — in New York, in Israel and around the world. To highlight the organization’s mission, Event Chair Ken Fuirst of Chappaqua told stories of three individuals whose lives were changed by its work.
“If you’ve ever wondered how you make a difference through UJA-Federation, now you know,” he said. “These are three out of the more than 4 million people who we touch each year.”
Event chairs were Barbara Bel of Scarsdale, Ken Fuirst, Wayne Josel of Larchmont, Steve Marlowe of Scarsdale, and David Perlmutter of Chappaqua. Richard Leroy of Briarcliff Manor served as auction chair.
About UJA-Federation of New York
For more than 95 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, nearly 60,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere, to connect people to their Jewish communities, and to respond to crises close to home and around the globe. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s largest local philanthropy; our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.