The Westchester Woman’s Club recently presented a donation of $25,000 to the Airport Marina Counseling Service in support of the clinic.
The check was presented by Westchester Woman’s Club president Joann Duray to Kathleen O’Leary Lefferman, executive director of Airport Marina Counseling Service.
Founded in 1961, the Airport Marina Counseling Service is a nonprofit community clinic whose mission isÝto provide excellent and affordable community-based mental health services, as well as to serve as a training institute for pre-licensed mental health clinicians.
“We are so very grateful to have the support of the wonderful ladies of the Westchester Woman’s Club,” O’Leary Lefferman said. “The group is indeed ‘alive and well’ and continues to promote philanthropy in our community.”
Since its founding in 1942, the Westchester Woman’s Club has focused on philanthropy. The club has donated funds to support various local organizations throughout its long, active existence, she said.
Club representatives said the group is still thriving today, and due to the wise investing and financial acumen of its leaders, the club is able to continue its philanthropy.
The club no longer has the costs associated with maintenance of its former headquarters facility, which it sold in April 2005 to the Westchester Family YMCA.
Members now gather at various locations for monthly club meetings, as well as meetings of club special interest groups, such as literature, home and garden and knit and stitch. The Westchester Woman’s Club also holds frequent field trips throughout the area for its members.