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Boys & Girls Club Of Northern Westchester Hosts Humanitarian Award Dinner

Brian Skanes, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 2014 Humanitarian Award recipient Stuart Marwell, 2014 Youth of the Year Cristy Lopez-Duarte, and R. Todd Rockefeller,Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester board preside
Brian Skanes, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 2014 Humanitarian Award recipient Stuart Marwell, 2014 Youth of the Year Cristy Lopez-Duarte, and R. Todd Rockefeller,Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester board preside Photo Credit: Contributed
Stuart Marwell, CEO of Curtis Instruments, accepts the 2014 Humanitarian Award from R. Todd Rockefeller, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester board president.
Stuart Marwell, CEO of Curtis Instruments, accepts the 2014 Humanitarian Award from R. Todd Rockefeller, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester board president. Photo Credit: Contributed
 Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester Humanitarian Award Dinner co-chairs Linda Mahon and Lee Manning-Vogelstein, Humanitarian Award recipient Stuart Marwell, and co-chair Lisa Shrewsberry.
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester Humanitarian Award Dinner co-chairs Linda Mahon and Lee Manning-Vogelstein, Humanitarian Award recipient Stuart Marwell, and co-chair Lisa Shrewsberry. Photo Credit: Contributed
Marc Lener, 1996 Youth of the Year, Justique Carter, 2014 Chris Cutri Award recipient, Cristy Lopez-Duarte, 2014 Youth of the Year, Akilah Figueroa, 2014 Youth of the Year finalist, and Yamarie Negron, 2003 Youth of the Year.
Marc Lener, 1996 Youth of the Year, Justique Carter, 2014 Chris Cutri Award recipient, Cristy Lopez-Duarte, 2014 Youth of the Year, Akilah Figueroa, 2014 Youth of the Year finalist, and Yamarie Negron, 2003 Youth of the Year. Photo Credit: Contributed
Linda Cindrich, Mount Kisco Mayor J. Michael Cindrich, and Muffin Dowdle, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester board vice president
Linda Cindrich, Mount Kisco Mayor J. Michael Cindrich, and Muffin Dowdle, Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester board vice president Photo Credit: Contributed
Chris Scatterday, assistant general manager of Lexus of Mt. Kisco, accepts the John Beach Award on behalf of the Lexus of Mt. Kisco team.
Chris Scatterday, assistant general manager of Lexus of Mt. Kisco, accepts the John Beach Award on behalf of the Lexus of Mt. Kisco team. Photo Credit: Contributed

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.