Tarrytown, N.Y. (March 9, 2016) – For the first time in Westchester County, the Association of Development Officers (ADO) awarded a select group of long-time board members from the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester with the Board Philanthropic Leadership Award at the 2016 Philanthropy Awards breakfast at Abigail Kirsch at The Tappan Hill Mansion on March 9.
The award was given to an extraordinary group of long-time board members who served together on the board of the Club, successfully pooling their philanthropic and volunteer efforts in support of the Club’s mission to improve the lives of youth in the community.
Honoree Stuart Marwell, President and CEO of Curtis Instruments, Inc. and himself a Club kid, stated that the board honorees “as a team have an average of 24 years of service with the Club because we believe fervently in its mission. It is indeed our privilege to serve.”
CEO Alyzza Ozer noted, “It is a rare occasion and a brilliant reflection on our community to have a collection of intelligent, powerful, effective generous board members making such a significant impact. The lives of kids have been improved in so many ways for generations to come because of the hard work of these community leaders.”
This incredible impact is evidenced by 2015 Youth of the Year Nethmi DeSilva’s description of her Club experience: “The Club is my second home where I learned that I have a voice. Thanks to the Club I have found my passion for helping the youth of the future.”
The board will next celebrate the mission and accomplishments of the Club at the 22nd Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner on June 4, 2016 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye. The Club will honor local restaurateur and philanthropist Leslie Lampert of Love Hospitality and long-time Club Aquatic Director Dennis Munson for their service and devotion to the Club.
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is located at 351 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY and may be reached at 914-666-8069 or by visiting www.bgcnw.com. For the latest news, photos and updates, please “like” the Club on www.facebook.com/BGCNW.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives youth in the community through quality programs designed to enhance their lives through education, athletics and social interaction. Established in 1939, the Club is committed to serving all children, ages 3-18, including the economically disadvantaged, the learning disabled and the physically challenged, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of at-risk adolescents, ages 10-18 years old. The mission of the Club is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Annually, the Club lovingly serves 60,000 free meals and provides programming to over 1,200 youth from all throughout Westchester.