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September 18, 2019Cart


by Westchester County Business Journal

Legacy Award winner announced

From left: Alisa Kesten, executive director of Volunteer New York! with Geri Shapiro and Kathy Halas, executive director of the Child Care Council of Westchester.

Volunteer New York! has announced that Geri Shapiro, a senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, will be honored at its 38th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards with the organization’s Legacy Award.

The event is scheduled to be held April 20 in Tarrytown. 

She had been Westchester County regional director for former U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton. In 2009, she transitioned to regional director for Gillibrand and serves as a senior adviser.

The core mission of Volunteer New York! is to support nonprofits and improve the quality of life in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. Last year, it helped coordinate more than 285,000 hours of service, which were devoted more than 500 nonprofits at a value of about $8.1 million.