Lynne Clark, Prominent Scarsdale Citizen, to be Honored at Junior League of Central Westchester’s 65th Anniversary Gala

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24 February 2012

Scarsdale, NY, February 23, 2012 – The Junior League of Central Westchester (“JLCW”) announced today it has selected Scarsdale resident Lynne Clark to be awarded the inaugural Distinguished Sustainer Award at its 65th Anniversary Gala on March 16, 2012 at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.  Lynne Clark was selected based on her noteworthy contributions to the JLCW and her leadership in 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

Lynne joined the Junior League in 1956 and enjoyed the combination of volunteer service, training in leadership and service and vibrant friendships among young adult women. She served on many committees and was president of the chapter from 1974 – 1976.  In recent years, she has continued to support the League in many ways, including serving as Sustainer Chairman, serving on the Community Advisory Committee, recruiting new members, and attending as many fundraisers as possible.

Lynne has made vast contributions to the local community starting with her days at Scarsdale High School when her class had the foresight to name her “Done Most for Scarsdale.”  Currently Lynne Clark serves on the Conservation Advisory Committee for the Village of Scarsdale, the Steering Committee of “At Home in Scarsdale Village” (a service of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service), the Board of Directors of the Greenacres Neighborhood Association (and on the Greenacres Centennial Celebration Committee). An Elder at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Lynne is serving as a Deacon, is on the Endowment Committee and, with her husband Merrell, is Co-Chair of a Steering Committee that is planning a Centennial Celebration Year in 2013. She is Vice President of a group buying organization she co-founded, the Greenacres Oil Purchasing Consortium (GOPC), which has grown to 900 members.

Lynne’s demonstrated volunteerism and leadership exemplify the mission of the JLCW.  Highlights of her many services include Class President of Mount Holyoke College, Chairman of the Human Relations Advisory Council for the Village of Scarsdale, Co-Chair of the Scarsdale Advisory Committee to the Trustees on Downtown Development, Founder and Director of Hitchcock Play Care and Chairman of the Scarsdale Bowl Committee. For Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service, Clark served on the Board of Directors for twenty years, provided her home and family as host family for youth in crisis and was awarded a Silver Box for outstanding volunteer service. Other organizations she has served include United Way of Scarsdale Edgemont, Youth Employment Service and Scarsdale Forum. As Reunion Chairman, she managed the Scarsdale High School Class of 1952 reunions for the 25th and 50th gatherings.
Lynne Clark’s real estate career began in 1976 and since then she has completed over 1200 transactions.  She was one of the owners of the original Julia B. Fee firm where she served on the management team for 15 years.  Now at Houlihan Lawrence, she enjoys helping people through major life transitions from moving to a bigger house for starting a family or scaling down to a smaller house for retirement.

“It is our profound honor to recognize Lynne Clark with our Distinguished Sustainer Award during this monumental year in JLCW history,” stated Lynn Marvin, President of the Junior League of Central Westchester. “As a true pillar of the community, Lynne’s volunteerism, leadership, and distinguished career inspire our membership every day.”

Lynne currently resides in Scarsdale with her husband Merrell Clark where she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, gardening, dancing and trips to New York City for museums, concerts and theater. They have three daughters Lisa Clark Jenks, Aimee Clark Peterson, Catherine Merrell Clark and nine grandchildren.

Amy Paulin, New York State Assemblywoman (88th District) and friend of Lynne Clark will be at the Gala to present the Distinguished Sustainer Award.   Those interested in congratulating Lynne Clark on this honor can purchase an advertisement in the Gala Journal by calling (914)723-6130, emailing, or clicking here.

Tickets to the Gala are now available at   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

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 65 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
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