Over 250 guests gathered on May 18th at Tarrytown House in Tarrytown to celebrate WCA’s year of advocacy on behalf of young people as well as the achievements of our two honorees. The event raised over $284,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, journal ads, donations, and a live auction. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the many ways WCA works to address children’s needs.
Macy Award Presented to Eileen Fisher
WCA honored Eileen Fisher with the Edith C. Macy Award for Distinguished Service for the wonderful work of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI). EFLI promotes leadership in young people through self-empowerment, connection with others, and activism in their communities, goals that resonate strongly at WCA. Accepting the award on Eileen’s behalf was Antoinette Klatzky, Executive Director of EFLI.
First Ever Corporate Children’s Champion Award Presented to The Westchester Bank
WCA chose longtime partner The Westchester Bank (TWB) as the first ever corporate honoree. Our Corporate Children’s Champion Award recognizes and honors a business or organization with an outstanding record of advocacy, actions and/or philanthropy which has substantially benefited young people in Westchester. The Bank’s commitment to the community is evident through its generous support of many Westchester non-profit organizations, including Westchester Children’s Association, whose work benefits young people in our county. Accepting the award on behalf of the Bank was President and CEO John Tolomer.
You can view all the photos from our event here.