At its 34th annual Volunteer Spirits Award Breakfast on Thursday in Tarrytown, the Volunteer Center of United Way will give special recognition to nine individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond in donating their time and talent to volunteer activities.
The Chairman’s Award will be presented to Betty Cotton, a long-time resident of Scarsdale, who currently resides in Purchase. Cotton is being honored for a lifetime of community and human rights advocacy in Westchester County and beyond.
Other 2014 Volunteer Spirit Award winners are:
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>Education and Literacy Award to The Collegium of Westchester Community College
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>Social Advocacy Award to Diane Sussman of Nanuet for service to The Center for Safety and Change
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>Quality of Life Award to Marian Hamilton of Armonk for service to the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>Community Hero Award to Paula Berkowitz, a long-time resident of Eastchester who now resides in Sarasota, Fla., for service to Friends of Karen
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>Going Green Award to Lisa Sandler of Rye for service to Rye Nature Center
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>Arts & Culture Award to Reena Kashyap of Rye for service to The Clay Art Center
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>New York Life Youth Group in Action Award to The Rotaract Club of Mercy College
<PS.FRT7.187><TH>New York Life Youth Leader Award to Mary Grace Henry of Harrison for service to Reverse The Course
Individual ticket prices for the 2014 Volunteer Spirit Awards, being held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown on Thursday, April 24 from 8 to 10 a.m., are $75 per person. Contact Allison Chader at The Volunteer Center by phone at 914-227-9307, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.