|Phyllis with Marguerite Spangehl, who honored|
Phyllis with a lovely presentation
At our March chapter meeting, we celebrated the many contributions of member Phyllis Young, and expressed our gratitude for her years of leadership for ALCW.
Phyllis is both a fundraising giant and a philanthropy guru. For two years, she co-chaired the extremely successful Books and Brunch Silent Auction. Her dedication and creativity in this job led to profits of more than $20,000 in each of these years.
At the end of her tenure with Silent Auction, she immediately took on the co-chairmanship of Operation New Start. She is, in the words of Meg Cooper, "the shopper to end all shoppers".
Phyllis has worked hard to build relationships with suppliers. She has helped to set up a "team" system for deliveries, which has allowed so many of our members to take a meaningful role in serving the clients of this program.
Team members say that she has shown herself to be incredibly responsive to their needs, with a wonderful non-complaining attitude.
Dee Dugo helped sum up the positive force that Phyllis has been for ALCW. "Her self sufficient style and open flexible attitude have made difficult projects look like easy tasks. Frequently we don't know how much work has gone on behind the scenes. Phyllis has a natural warm kindness and has been a great asset. We are fortunate to call her a member."