THE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES VOLUNTEER SPIRIT AWARD WINNERS FOR 2011

Diane Sussman Volunteer Spirit Award Winner Social AdvocacyThe 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 that strengthen the fabric of the region. The Volunteer Center’s 34th annual Volunteer Spirit Awards, presented by New York Life, will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, NY, on Thursday, April 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. Lou Young, the Emmy Award-winning CBS 2 broadcast journalist, will emcee the celebration and fundraiser.

This year the Chairman’s Award will be presented to Betty Cotton, a long-time resident of Scarsdale, NY, who currently resides in Purchase, NY. Ms. Cotton, who has been a steadfast supporter of The Volunteer Center and has given a lifetime of community and human rights advocacy in Westchester County and beyond.

A Social Advocacy Award will be given to Diane Sussman of Nanuet, NY for service to The Center for Safety and Change, presented by M&T Bank.

For seating ontact Allison Chader at The Volunteer Center by phone at 914-227-9307, e-mail allison@volunteer-center.org or visit www.volunteer-center.org/awards.