MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester held its 20th annual Humanitarian Award Dinner with nearly 450 members of the community, staff and board members on Saturday, June 7.
The event – which coincided with the Club’s 75th anniversary – honored Stuart Marwell, president and CEO of Curtis Instruments, as Humanitarian of the Year. The dinner also recognized the Lexus of Mt. Kisco Team as the John Beach Award recipient for its exceptional generosity to the Club over the last five years.he club’s signature fundraising event also featured an award presentation to club member Cristy Lopez-Duarte who received BGCNW’s 2014 Youth of the Year award.
This year’s dinner raised nearly $500,000 which will benefit the Club’s scholarship initiative, educational programs, and provide services to more than 1,700 youth members.
The gala included a formal dinner following a cocktail reception, and a live and silent auction, featuring hot-ticket items like VIP concert tickets and a spectacular five-course tasting menu for 10 at Crabtree’s Kittle House. The gala was also accompanied by an online auction which ran the weeks leading to the June 7 event.
“I have been a member of the club since 1958,” Marwell said. “I’ve been a part of it for more than two-thirds of its 75 years. I am immensely proud of this organization on its 75th anniversary. The Club is a tremendous source of pride, joy and satisfaction to me. It is a place that will always have an important place in my heart.”
“This is a special evening to celebrate kids, and our 75th year in the business of saving kids: giving them a platform to be themselves, to be real, to excel, and to be productive responsible citizens,” said BGCNW President R. Todd Rockefeller.