SCARSDALE Village resident Ruth Suzman was honored at a Greyston Foundation event that raised more than $300,000.
Suzman was honored for her work with Greyston, a Yonkers-based organization that helps people in cities solve financial problems through entrepreneurship rather than external sources. The Scarsdale resident was honored with B Lab Co-Founder Andrew Kassoy.
Suzman has served on the board of directors and a volunteer at the Greyston Bakery, which offers jobs and turns a profit that is used to fund other programs in the organization.
The honor came during the Greyston Annual Benefit, which was held at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson.
"It was a spectacular evening," said Edward Falkenberg, Chair of the Board of Directors. "This was our biggest turnout in years with over 300 people in attendance. We are extremely grateful to the community for their ongoing support for the Foundation."
A highlight of the evening was the dedication of the Greyston Bakery's PathMaking Center to Ruth Suzman. In honor of her long-standing and valued commitment to Greyston, the new Greyston PathMaking Center will be renamed the "Ruth Suzman PathMaking Center" and will feature a library, meeting rooms and computer work stations.
The PathMaking Center is designed to be a safe, confidential and high-tech environment for individuals who turn to Greyston for personal assistance.
All funds raised at the event support Greyston Foundation's community development efforts, which it utilizes as a means of achieving personal and community transformation. In addition to its bakery, Greyston also provides jobs, affordable housing, medical and holistic care to adults living with HIV and high-quality child care.
The organization also aims to teach adolescents valuable life skills, engages public school children in hands-on environment education and supplies employment and training to the formerly homeless and previously incarcerated.
For more information about Greyston Foundation, contact Jonathan Greengrass at 914-376-3900 ext. 295, visit www.greyston.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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