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Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) will honor Irvington resident, Genevieve Piturro, Founder and Executive Director of the Pajama Program, with the Edith C. Macy Award for Distinguished Service at their annual Advocacy Dinner on Wednesday, April 24.
“As founder and executive director of the Pajama Program, Ms. Piturro has dramatically raised awareness about the needs of children, even those who live in areas like Westchester County, where average per capita incomes are high," said Cora Greenberg, Executive Director of WCA. "Her hard work has unquestionably benefited the many children in Westchester for whom WCA speaks, as well as so many others.
The event, which will be held at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, will include cocktails in the Atrium, an auction, and dinner catered by Abigail Kirsch.
The Westchester Children’s Association Advocacy Dinner is held annually to raise funds that allow WCA to continue to be the leading voice for Westchester’s children.
WCA believes that all young people need the same things, such as health care, adequate housing, appropriate education, and safe, nurturing families, and works to make sure those needs are met
"We have chosen to honor her with the Edith C. Macy Award for Distinguished Service because her commitment to children’s well-being resonates very strongly with all of us, and her entrepreneurial approach and success are an inspiration to everyone at WCA,” said Greenberg.
Dinner co-chairs are Margie Orell of Chappaqua and Dorne Massiah of New Rochelle. Honorary Chairs are Kathryn Wasserman Davis of Tarrytown, and Karen and Peter Herrero of Edgemont.
Tickets are $200 and may be purchased on line athttp://bit.ly/WCA2013Dinner or by calling 914.946.7676 x300. Sponsorships range in price from $275 to $3,500. Journal ads are available for $100-$2,500.
For additional information and to purchase tickets and journal ads call 914.946.7676 x300 or visit http://bit.ly/WCA2013Dinner. For information about the Westchester Children’s Association visit www.wc4kids.org.
About The Pajama Program
The Pajama Program was founded in 2001 to help create a warm and nurturing bedtime environment for youngsters living under difficult circumstances. Pajama Program, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, targets children in need ranging in age from newborn to 17, many of whom are without parents and/or permanent homes. Pajama Program works with volunteers, book publishers, pajama manufacturers and children’s organizations. This past December, with 62 chapters in 34 states, Pajama Program announced a major milestone of providing 2 million pajamas and books to children in need.
About the Westchester Children’s Association
Since 1914, WCA has remained steadfast in its mission: to improve the lives of Westchester’s children by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs, and by keeping the well-being of Westchester’s children at the top of the public agenda.
- WCA identifies the needs of Westchester’s children and youth, develops innovative responses to those needs and advocates for policies and programs that benefit children.
- WCA is a valued resource for policy makers and the media on issues affecting children because we are independent, knowledgeable and effective.
- WCA is non-partisan and is not limited by ties to any political group, organization or funding source.