Niagara Gazette

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September 24, 2013

YWCA of Niagara offers up its annual Tribute to Women

YWCA of Niagara shines spotlight on awardees at annual fundraiser

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Niagara Gazette — The awards presentation and dinner serves as the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going toward sustaining Carolyn's House, a 19-apartment residence for women and children who are rebuilding their lives, as well as other programs it offers to enrich the lives of women and their families.

One of the night's most notable recognitions, though, belonged to a longstanding member of the Lockport community. Elizabeth (Betty) Phillips, this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, spent her entire adult life as a volunteer in her community. It's a life she said was "busy."

"I started as a mother and one thing led to another," she said. "I'm really honored to be recognized, because there's so many women who do so much for the good of the community."

Phillips' contributions to the area are well documented. She's a past chairman of the human rights commission, which helped springboard Lockport's housing authority, of which she served as a board member for 43 years. She's been influential within the local Episcopal church diocese and also worked with the national diocese.

She's also been recognized as Lockport Citizen of the Year.

"Participate and enjoy the goodness of life wherever you are," she said when asked her advice to young women.

This year's version of the Niagara Awards also included a new honor. The Friend of the YWCA of Niagara award was presented to State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, in its first year.

Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.

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