2016 Women of Achievement Celebration Awardees

2016 Women of Achievement Awardees   Viola I. Abbitt, Esq. Nominated by: Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady   Michele Armstrong, LMSW Nominated by: Marsha Miller, RN, VNS of Northeastern NY   Abigail Gallucci Nominated by: Albany Starfish Swim Club   Margaret Leonard Nominated by: Denise Murphy McGraw   Jaye McBride Nominated by: Comic Syndrome   Ann Parillo Nominated by: Angelicia Morris, Schenectady County Human Rights Commission   Mary-Jo Pierpont Nominated by: Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties   Yuvette Wayman Nominated by: GE Global Research   Rowie Taylor Executive Director, YWCA NorthEastern NY   President’s Circle Award Debra L. Schimpf Executive Director, Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc. (SCAP)   Susan Rosenthal Women in Business Award Cioffi ● Slezak ● Wildgrube, P.C. Cristine Cioffi, Esq. Deborah A. Slezak, Esq. Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq....

Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the 128th Annual Meeting. Click on the link to view the 2015 Annual Report.   Please click here to see photos of the 128th Annual Meeting Please click here to see photos of the 127th Annual Meeting Please click here to see photos of the 126th Annual Meeting Please click here to see photos of the 125th Annual...

Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun at our 5th Annual Golf Tournament! To view pictures from the 2014 tournament, by Photographer Kate Schurick click here To view pictures from the 2013 tournament, by Photographer Kate Schurick click here To view pictures from the 2012 tournament, by Photographer Kate Schurick click here To view pictures from the 2011 tournament, by Photographer Kate Schurick click here Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors: Thank you to our Golf...

Katherine S. Rozendaal Award

In 1978, the Human Services Planning Council (HSPC) established the Katherine S. Rozendaal Award to honor a person whose volunteer leadership and activities have had a positive impact on the Schenectady Community.  The YWCA NorthEastern NY is proud to continue the presentation of this prestigious award and invites the community to recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers. In order to be eligible for the award, the following criteria must be met: the nominee must be currently serving as a volunteer in Schenectady County; the nominee should be one whose leadership and activities have had a positive impact on the community and those served as demonstrated through creativity, delegation, management skills, recognition by peers, and interpersonal skills; the nominee should be one whose activities are diverse and who has demonstrated commitment over the years; and the activities for which the individual is being nominated may not be part of a paying job. The YWCA NorthEastern NY is pleased to announce the 2016 Katherine S. Rozendaal awardee Cheryl Cufari   Katherine S. Rozendaal Awardees 2015 – Deneen Palmateer 2014 – Shirley Readdean 2013 – Malinda Myers 2012- Shannon Kelly 2011 – Denise Murphy McGraw 2010 – H. Jean & John W. Wilkinson 2009 – Miriam Butzel 2008 – Dr. Arnold Ritterband, & Dr. Clifford Tepper 2007- Edna Scheper, Marsha Mortimore and Cristine Cioffi 2006 – Israel “Jake” Jacobs & Carolyn Micklas 2005 – Margaret Mardy Moore & Helen Quirini 2004 – Chauncey Williams & Kevin Karpowicz 2003- Karen Johnson 2002- Robert Ludwig 2001- Cathy Lewis 2000 – Nancy Lange & Mary D’Ercole Pritchard 1999 – Helga Schroeter 1998 – Michael Iacobucci...

YWCA Awards of Excellence

President’s Circle Award 2008 Ellie Rowland 2009 Denise Murphy McGraw 2010 Sara Erickson 2011 Marsha Mortimore Patricia Skinner 2012 Barbara “Blue” Carreker 2013 Carole Merrill-Mazurek 2014 Marion Grimes Esther Swanker 2015 Rev. Stacey Midge Barbara Vivier  2016 Debra L. Schimpf   Lifetime Fitness Award 2004 Lorraine LaPointe 2005 Betty Martell 2006 Mary Pritchard 2007 Kathy Pelton 2008 Sonja Ben-Schmuel   Entrepreneurial Woman in a New Business Award 2010 Maura Gannon TASTE   Susan Rosenthal Woman in  Business Award 2009 Janet Hutchinson The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery 2010 Sondra Stephens Sondra’s Fine Jewelry 2011 Anita Hug Domani Day Spa 2012 Susan E. Daly Daly Funeral Home 2013 Roie, Angela & Beatrice Angerami Civitello’s Italian Pastry Shoppe 2014 Vincenza Semetelli Scotti’s Restaurant 2015 Susan Watson & Heather Peterson Watson, Peterson & Company, CPAs 2016 Cristine Cioffi, Deborah A. Slezak, & Michelle H. Wildgrube Cioffi • Slezak • Wildgrube...

Academy of Women of Achievement

Viola Abbitt Kay Ackerman Renee Adamany Jerolyn Allen Frederica Anderson Margaret Anderton Lillian Applegarth Susan Armenia Michele Armstrong Matha Asselin JoAnne Assini Judy Atchinson Sophie Barber Angela Baris Mary Lou Bartotta Betty Bean Mary Rice Bee Amy Ertel Bellcourt Linda Bellick Nancy Benz Elizabeth Bishop Ann Boeke Alice Bonk Ruth Bonn Teri Bordenave Maxine Borom Deborah Botch Beverly F. Bradley Rosalie Bradt Jill Braverman-Panza Margaret Buhrmaster Julia Burgess Beverly R. Burnett Judith Carnavos Diane Cavoli Cathleen Chesbrough Erma Ruth Chestnut Julia Chiarello Cristine Cioffi Mary Coffin Miki Conn Linda Cookingham Kay Creasy Margaret Cunningham Judith Dagostino Helen Desfosses Joanne DeVoe Starr DiCiurcio Georgetta Dix Anne Donnelly Janine Donzelli Barbara Draffen Lorraine Duchessi Wendy Durand Manasi Dutta Delores Edmonds-Mcintosh Joan Egan Johanna Ehmann Ellen Elliott Sister Rosemary Endres Sara Erickson Judith Farrall JoAnn Faucett Nadia Ehrilich Finkelstein Nancy Fisher Sr. Laureen Fitzgerald, RSM Carole Fox Hazel Frasca Rev. Eloise Frazier E. Kristen Frederick Frances Friedberg Lisa A. Frisch Dottie Gallo Abigail Veeder Gallucci Colleen Gardner Ann George Elizabeth George Helen George Patricia Gioia Mary Goldman Jane Golub Vivian Verdell Gordon Marie Gorman Rachael Graham Paula Gravelle Sonja Greenhill Charlotte Greenwood Marion Grimes Bell Hagar Kay Hagbom Bess Haile Pattie Hammond Ruth Harlow Joyce Hart Madlyn Harwell Penny Haynes Betsy Henry PhD Bernadine Herskind Evelyn Holmblad Nell Stokes Holmes Christine Horne Pam Hyland Marianne llle Malene Ingram Judith Jacobs Karen B. Johnson Reverend Pat Jones Carolyn Jones-Assini Sharon Jordan Grace Jorgensen Liz Orzel Kasper Virginia Kelly Betty P. King Margaret “Peggy” King Nancy Konczeski Susan Kramer Florence Kudernatch Barbara Kusek Thelma Lally Gloria Lamere Nancy Lange Margaret Lassiter Sue Lehrman Margaret Leonard Catherine Lewis...

Women of Achievement Celebration

2017 Women of Achievement Celebration Thursday, March 30, 2017   Glen Sanders Mansion Scotia, NY We invite you to nominate outstanding women who have demonstrated unusual achievement and distinction in career and/or community work and who have made a difference in the elimination of discrimination on the basis of race, gender or creed. The nominees will have overcome or helped to eliminate any racial, societal or professional barriers while serving as role models through the leadership qualities they exhibit.   2017 Women of Achievement Nomination Form:  PDF file or Word Document   Program Book Sponsor Form: PDF file     Congratulations to our 2016 Women of Achievement Winners Viola  I. Abbitt, Esq. Nominated by: Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady Michele Armstrong, LMSW Nominated by: Marsha Miller, RN VNS of Northeastern NY Abigail Gallucci Nominated by: Albany Starfish Swim Club Margaret Leonard Nominated by: Denise Murphy McGraw Jaye McBride Nominated by: Comic Syndrome Ann Parillo Nominated by: Angelicia Morris, Schenectady County Human Rights Commission Mary-Jo Pierpont Nominated by: Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties Rowie Taylor Executive Director, YWCA NorthEastern NY Yuvette Wayman Nominated by: GE Global Research President’s Circle Award Debra L. Schimpf Executive Director, Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc. (SCAP) Susan Rosenthal Women in Business Award Cioffi ● Slezak ● Wildgrube, P.C. Cristine Cioffi, Esq. Deborah A. Slezak, Esq. Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq.    2016...

Festival of Trees 2016

  The Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA Northeastern NY invite all businesses, organizations, and families to sponsor a tree in the 2015 Festival of Trees. Over a thousand people came to last year’s Festival to enjoy the collection of decorated trees. Come be a part of our annual holiday event, November 27 to December 13th! Guidelines for trees: All trees must be artificial Trees can be tabletop or full-size Themed decorations are encouraged Trees must be set up between Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 All trees will be entered into our three voting contests Trees will be displayed at the SCHS Museum at 32 Washington Ave. and the YWCA headquarters at 44 Washington Ave. Tree pick-up is Dec. 14. To register, please print out and mail the registration form and check, or contact Lynn Cartier at lcartier@ywca-neny.org or call 518-374-3394 x102 We hope you can join us! Download a PDF copy of the Registration Form and Brochure...

Week Without Violence

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year the YWCA will sponsor many events during the month. Saturday, October 17, 2016 join us at the YWCA, 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady for a Zumbathon. Week Without Violence, October 17 to 23 – activities will soon be posted to join us as we offer alternatives to...

Unsung Heroine Celebration

Celebrating the accomplishments and spirit of African-American women in Schenectady who have given their time, talent and resources to benefit others. Unsung Heroines work year after year to improve neighborhood conditions, protect the human and civil rights of others, provide sanctuary for children, provide food for the hungry, befriend the friendless and provide representation and voice to the disenfranchised. Unsung Heroines live with us and next to us. They are vigilant, fearless and tireless. They inspire us, motivate us, challenge us and hold us to higher standards. Their activism demonstrates how to be each other’s keepers. They are the cement in building a “Beloved Community”. Thank you for joining us on February 21st, 2016 as we honored our Unsung Heroines! We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 event.    2016 Unsung Heroine Kismattie Bhoj Ezria Brown Swazette Carter Danequa Freeman Jerri Gorham Savitrie Rajkulmar Kendra Richardson Lisa...

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