TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Scarsdale resident Carol Stix was among 46 seniors inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame by Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino at the Westchester Marriot Hotel in Tarrytown.
Top honors of the evening on Dec. 3 went to Isabel Villar, of White Plains, the founder of El Centro Hispano.
Special recognition was given to Stix, John Caralyus of Purdys, Mount Vernon resident Marleen Dandrige, the Rev. Jeannette Phillips, of Peekskill and Barry Singer, of Somers.
The Senior Citizens Hall of Fame was established in 1983, and nearly 1,000 seniors have been inducted for their work in the community through their personal lives and volunteer work.
“I thank you many times over for your contributions, which have enriched Westchester and its communities in so many ways,” Astorino said. “The Senior Citizen Hall of Fame has become a true Westchester tradition, a wonderful tradition.”
Stix has been active in the community for decades. She has been the president of the Scarsdale Community Foundation, a director of the Scarsdale National Bank and was twice elected a village trustee. She has also served as the director of the Little School in Scarsdale, which provides childcare for working families.
Reina Schiffrin, chief executive and president of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic nominated Stix for the award, praising her work in the community.
“Carol has been an incredible role model and mentor for so many of us in leadership roles in not-for-profit organizations, government and schools,” she said. “She has also set a great example for how to stay grounded, focus on the issue at hand and not let up until it’s solved.”
Stix was a professor of sociology and political science at Pace University for 32 years. She is a former chair of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic and currently serves on the Leadership Council and fundraising committee of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
“I don’t think you can find anyone who has given more generously of their time and knowledge in their community than Carol Stix,” Schiffrin concluded.