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Ex-Scarsdale Resident Betty Cotton Will Get Award From Volunteer Center

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SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Betty Cotton, a long-time resident of Scarsdale and now a resident of Purchase, will receive the Chairman’s Award from the Volunteer Center of United Way at the agency’s 34th annual Volunteer Spirit Awards.

The Volunteer Center of United Way will honor nine individuals and groups at the dinner on Thursday, April 24, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown.

Broadcast journalist Lou Young of WCBS-TV, will emcee the event, which begins at 8 p.m.

Cotton has been a steadfast supporter of The Volunteer Center and epitomizes the best of volunteer leadership. She is being honored for a lifetime of community and human rights advocacy in Westchester County and beyond.

Cotton is as a member of the National Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee and president of its New York Region. She is a member of the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, the Greyston Wisdom Council (former chairperson), the Westchester Community College Foundation Board, the Jewish Council of Public Affairs Board, and the Westchester Not-For-Profit Leadership Summit Steering Committee. Cotton is also a former president of the Junior League of Central Westchester.

Individual ticket prices for the 2014 Volunteer Spirit Awards are $75 per person ($150 for a Friend ticket, with journal recognition), and sponsorship packages and journal advertising rates are available.  All proceeds benefit The Volunteer Center’s work to promote volunteerism.

For further information about reservations or to place a congratulatory ad in the souvenir journal, contact Allison Chader at The Volunteer Center at 914-227-9307, e-mail or visit

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