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Scarsdale Banker To Be Honored at NYC Gala

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Scarsdale's Ellen Alemany, chairman and chief executive officer of RBS Citizens Financial Group, will be honored Tuesday, May 15, by the Center for Discovery at its annual gala.

The center is New York State's largest provider of care for children with significant disabilities, medical frailties and autism spectrum disorders.

The Evening of Discovery, which pays tribute to exceptional leaders dedicated to the center's mission, will begin at 6 p.m. at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers on 23rd Street on the Hudson River in Manhattan.

Alemany, a Scarsdale resident, has been ranked as one of American Banker's 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking for the past seven years and is listed by Forbes as one of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.

The Evening of Discovery will honor Alemany, a member of the center's Board of Directors, for her leadership at the center as well as her long record of community service. The event has raised more than $1 million in her honor.

Alemany's daughter has been a resident at the Center for Discovery for several years.

"The center has become part of our extended family and I am honored to be a part of its continued success and growth," Alemany said in a statement issued by the center. "The staff of the center is incredibly special. They have created a unique approach that we believe can serve as the model for serving those with disabilities in New York and around the country."

The Center for Discovery, in the Catskills 90 miles from Manhattan, has been treating children and adults with significant disabilities for more than 60 years. It offers educational, clinical/health, residential and family support in addition to other programs and services. The center features universally designed facilities built to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and creative needs of children and adults.

Tickets to the gala may be purchased online .

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