Junior League of Central Westchester To Honor Family Services of Westchester at 65th Anniversary Gala

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Scarsdale, NY, February 7, 2012 – The Junior League of Central Westchester (“JLCW”) announced today it has selected Family Services of Westchester (“FSW”) to be awarded the inaugural Community Partner Award at its 65th Anniversary Gala on March 16, 2012 at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.  FSW was selected based on its demonstrated excellence in partnering with the JLCW to provide opportunities for members to engage in and learn from the community.

The 65th Anniversary Gala will celebrate the JLCW’s growth over 65 years and celebrate the organization’s commitment to promoting volunteerism; developing the potential of women; and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.   The Gala celebration is open to the public and will be attended by JLCW members and other prominent members of the community.  The evening will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and an auction. Tickets are now available at www.jlcentralwestchester.org.

The recipient of the JLCW’s Community Partner Award, Family Services of Westchester, has been a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency located in Westchester County, New York since 1954. With a staff of more than 450 professionals and paraprofessionals, FSW offers a broad range of innovative programs custom-designed to meet particular needs of children, teens, adults, and the elderly through six Family Centers.

With more than 50 programs throughout the county, FSW will be recognized for providing a diverse and flexible range of volunteer opportunities that allow JLCW members to experience a variety of venues and cultivate different skills.  Whether it’s through renovating a teenage group home or hosting a nutrition event for preschoolers and their families, JLCW members have found that the scope of FSW’s programs  provide them with opportunities to assist a broad range of country residents.  In addition, FSW’s large focus on youth programs particularly suits the interests of JLCW members.

The JLCW will also recognize the efficiency of FSW’s very active and effective volunteer program that opens the door to the non-profit‘s rich programs and services. FSW’s staff members provide clear and timely communication to JLCW, resulting in successful volunteer projects that are ideally suited to meet JLCW’s interests and goals.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce FSW as our honoree for the Community Partner Award.  As one of the oldest, largest and most respected not-for-profit organizations headquartered in Westchester County, FSW inspires our membership each day with its dedication to strengthening and supporting local families and individuals,” stated Lynn Marvin, President of Junior League of Central Westchester.  “With the organization’s longstanding commitment to working with the JLCW and providing rich and meaningful volunteer opportunities, FSW stands out as an exceptional community partner.”

“We are honored to be recognized as part of this historic event for the JLCW,” stated Susan B. Wayne, President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester.  “We are highly committed to partner organizations like the Junior League of Central Westchester who support us as we make a difference in the lives of 30,000 individuals and families every year.”

Sponsorship packages, including tickets, tables and a range of additional recognition opportunities are available, as are advertisements in the Gala journal.

For more information on the Gala, becoming a sponsor, advertising in the journal, or donating to the silent auction, please contact the JLCW office at (914)723-6130, or email jlcw@verizon.net. Tickets to the Gala are now available at www.jlcentralwestchester.org.

About the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW)
The JLCW is a non-profit women’s organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for more than 60 years.  Our approximately 250 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs.  The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member.  Additional Information at www.jlcentralwestchester.org.