Food Bank For Westchester's Lynch Receives Volunteer Service Award

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Diane Rosenthal, executive director of NFTE Fairchester, gives Ellen Lynch, executive director of Food Bank for Westchester, the award for Exemplary Volunteer Service .
Diane Rosenthal, executive director of NFTE Fairchester, gives Ellen Lynch, executive director of Food Bank for Westchester, the award for Exemplary Volunteer Service . Photo Credit: Courtesy Food Bank For Westchester

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Food Bank For Westchester's Executive Director Ellen Lynch recently received an award for Exemplary Volunteer Service in Washington D.C. 

Lynch was named the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's Lowell B. Mason Annual Award Recipient of Exemplary Volunteer Service at a Global Gala on April 24 in Washington D.C. The award is the "highest recognition given to a volunteer who has made a significant impact in the community throughout his or her involvements with NFTE by developing an innovative way to open doors for its students," according to a press release. 

“We are all thrilled that Ellen is receiving this honor. She is dedicated to making a difference and cares deeply about the young people NFTE educates, many who come from challenging circumstances,” said Diane Rosenthal, Executive Director, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. “Ellen captures the true spirit of NFTE volunteers who help students establish real-life goals, gain the knowledge that can break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and learn the skills most sought after by today’s employers.”

Lynch has served the NFTE Fairchester chapter, which represents Westchester and Fairfield counties, in all capacities for the last 13 years. 

“It has been a pleasure to be able to coach NFTE students in every school in Yonkers as well as throughout Fairfield County. I love working with them, encouraging them in their efforts, ensuring that they know people care about them, and helping them succeed in the NFTE program and beyond,” said Lynch. “It is an honor to be recognized by such a profound organization.”

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