YWCA Greenwich Announces 2017 Spirit of Greenwich Honorees


This year’s honorees for the YWCA’s upcoming Spirit of Greenwich Award. From left is Kim Augustine, Heidi Brake Smith, Vicki Craver, Jill Weiner, Cathy Dann, Lynn Hagerbrant, Wendy Stapleton Reyes and Laura Holland Geffs. (photo courtesy of Elaine Ubina)

YWCA 2017 Spirit of Greenwich Awards will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Greenwich Country Club from 5 to 7 p.m.

Established in 1993, the award recognizes outstanding women in our community who, through their significant volunteer work, vision, devotion, and accomplishments have enriched the lives of many.  Together, this year’s recipients have volunteered for more than 50 local schools, churches and non-profit organizations in Greenwich and Fairfield County.

The 2017 Spirit of Greenwich honorees are Kim Augustine, Jenny Adams Baldock, Vicki Craver, Cathy Dann, Eileen Grasso, Laura Holland Geffs, Lynn VK Hagerbrant, Wendy Stapleton Reyes, Heidi Brake Smith, and Jill Weiner.

Organizations that have benefitted from their commitment to philanthropy include Americares, American Red Cross, Breast Cancer Alliance, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Fairfield County’s Community Fund for Women & Girls, Greenwich Alliance for Education, Greenwich Coalition to Combat Under Age Drinking, Greenwich International Film Festival, Greenwich United Way, Junior League of Greenwich, Meals on Wheels, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease Association, and many others.

The 2017 Spirit Co-Chairs are former honorees Dee Mayberry, Sandra R. Herman, Ellen Schapps Richman, Sharon Phillips and YWCA Board member, Lauren Walsh.

“These women exemplify the core values of so many people in our community, and we are very proud to honor them,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, President and CEO, YWCA Greenwich, “Their commitment to philanthropic causes changes lives, and we are grateful for their service.”

To learn more about the honorees or to purchase tickets and sponsorships please go to www.ywcagreenwich.org/spirit. For questions about the event, please contact Jackie Stam at 203-869-6501, ext. 102 or j.stam@ywcagreenwich.org.

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